OC Dental Hygiene

Since 1997, the Oxnard College Dental Hygiene Program has provided students with a high-quality, two-year degree program to become Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH). The program is the only one of its kind in Ventura and neighboring Santa Barbara counties, serving the Central Coast and a wide region of Southern California. Students are given the opportunity to provide treatment for patients at the Oxnard College Dental Clinic which is located on the Oxnard College campus.

The OC Dental Clinic serves our community by providing low-cost dental services to families who cannot readily afford or access quality dental care. Services include oral cancer screening, oral prophylaxis (scaling, root planing, and polishing the teeth), taking dental x-rays, administering local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation for pain control, applying preventive substances such as topical fluoride varnish and dental sealants, along with instructing patients in oral disease control and nutrition.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the clinic at (805) 678-5823.

Support Dental Hygiene

The financial burden on students to complete the OC Dental Hygiene program is significant. The greatest expense is the equipment they use as part of their education. Our goal is to raise funds to offset the overall expenses incurred by Oxnard College to purchase the kits. By doing so, we’ll help alleviate the financial stress placed upon students, so they can focus on their career pathways. Please consider making a contribution to the OC Dental Hygiene program.

Seeking Dental Hygiene Alumni

Alumni are the lifeblood of the OC Dental Hygiene program. We love having them on campus during their college years, but wish to stay in touch throughout their careers. As such, we invite all Dental Hygiene alumni to join our alumni association. We plan to host events, share news about faculty and fellow graduates, announce job openings, and more. Complete the alumni update form and be a part of something special.

Learn More

There’s something special about the OC Dental Hygiene program. Faculty and alumni rave about the program and its impact on their lives. Local community members benefit from the program, as they can receive regular checkups and treatments. Local dental practices love hiring OC Dental Hygiene graduates. If you’re a community member, alumnus, or a future student, we’d love to hear from you.