The Dental Hygiene Program focuses on essential competencies for the successful practice of the profession and inspires lifelong learning and service to the community.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program at Pierce College offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene (BASDH). 


  • Submit prerequisite course substitutions through our Substitute Prerequisite Course form, before Wednesday January 3, 2018 for the 2018 application year.
  • Submit your completed BASDH Application with all applicable documentation by 12:00 pm on Friday January 26, 2018. Currently enrolled Pierce students may find the Transcript Request Form here.


The Pierce College Dental Hygiene (PCDH) program is accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). See our dental accreditation page for more information on accreditation. 

Our program enjoys national acclaim and recognition for consistently graduating clinically skilled and intellectually strong dental hygienists. The PCDH faculty strives for a congenial academic environment that commands the very best from the student. We balance the curriculum to provide the student the opportunity to develop skills needed to be competent, successful and safe.

The dental hygiene clinic offers the very latest and best dental technology, including electronic health records with digital radiography and computer-assisted anesthesia.

Mission Statement

The Pierce College Dental Hygiene Program prepares learners for the privilege and responsibility to practice in the profession of Dental Hygiene. This preparation focuses on essential competencies for the successful practice of the profession, inspires lifelong learning, and promotes service to the community.

Contact Us

Pierce Fort Steilacoom
Dental Hygiene Department
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999

We are located in Cascade Building, Level One.

Program Advising Information and Location

Voice: 253-964-6796

Find Out More

Application to the BASDH program occurs once per year in January. Please visit our Advising section for further information to see if you are eligible to apply to the program.


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Program Contacts

Dental Hygiene Advising
Dental Hygiene Patient Clinic
Clinic Secure Email
(health/dental records, X-rays, etc.)
Dental Hygiene Department