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New Dental Hygiene Program at El Centro

This article appeared in a November 2016 issue of the student newsletter.

In cooperation with the El Centro College Center for Allied Health and Nursing, the Dental Hygiene Program, located at 1250 W. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, is now enrolling for spring.

Graduates of our program are eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and a regional clinical board in order to apply for licensure by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to become a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH).

The program leads to an Associate of Applied Sciences Degree and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Acceptance to the Dental Hygiene program is via a competitive selection process based primarily on grade point average on prerequisite courses and subsequent tiebreakers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for dental hygienists was $72,330 in May 2015. Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 19% from 2014 to 2024.

Information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Nov. 9, 2016, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Building (301 N. Market St., Room P705, Dallas 75247)
  • Nov. 11, 2016, 2 - 3 p.m. at Mockingbird Lane (1250 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 500, Dallas 75247) 
  • Nov. 12, 2016, 10 - 11 a.m. at Mockingbird Lane (1250 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 500, Dallas 75247) 

For more information, call El Centro Health Occupations Admissions department at 972-860-5001 or email Visit our website at for complete program details.