Dental Hygiene (DH)

Dental hygienists screen patients for oral diseases such as gingivitis, perform teeth cleanings, and provide other preventative dental hygiene care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. UH Maui College’s Dental Hygiene Program prepares students for this well-paid career track, and can be completed in 2 years* (five full-time semesters including one summer session).

Dental Hygiene – Self Advising Sheet

The Fall 2019 Dental Hygiene (DH) Program Application is CLOSED for consideration for the Fall 2019 cohort.

Next application deadline is May 1, 2021, for consideration for the Fall 2021 cohort. The DH Program Application for the Fall 2021 cohort will be available on February 26, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. 


Have you not had a Dental Cleaning in over 5 years?

Then come get a screening to determine if you are eligible for a dental exam, x-rays, and cleaning from the University of Hawai`i Maui College Dental Hygiene students located at Noi’i 101/Daniel K. Inouye Allied Health Center – 310 West Kaahumanu Avenue Kahului, HI 96732.


How do I get this screening? Call # 984-3772 during clinic hours, leave a message with yourname and phone number or stop by.

Clinic times are:

Tuesday: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

*** Appointments may take longer than a private dental office being that we are students in a learning environment.

Attention: Interested/Incoming Dental Hygiene Program Students

Due to recent American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation recommendations,
changes have been made to the pre-admission requirements for the Dental Hygiene Program at UH
Maui College. Applicants are now required to complete the following:

1) Psychology 100 (3 credits)

2) Sociology 100 (3 credits)

3) Humanities: COM 130 or SP 151 – (3 credits)

Note: COM 145 will no longer be accepted for the Dental Hygiene Program.
More information and an updated Dental Hygiene Self Advising Sheet can be found on our website at
www.maui.hawaii.edu/dental. If you have any questions or would like further clarification on the new
requirements, please don’t hesitate to schedule an advising appointment with Ku‘ulei Nakahashi (Allied
Health Counselor) by calling (808) 984-3306 or Rosie Vierra (Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator) –
rivierra@hawaii.edu or (808) 984-3313. Mahalo for your understanding.