Dental Hygiene


The Program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.



Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the dental hygiene program. Admission to our program is by separate program application.

Per the UH Board of Regents policy, priority for admission to the high demand Dental Hygiene program is given first to fully qualified State of Hawaii residents as determined by the registrar for tuition purposes.

Qualified non-residents are considered after qualified Hawaii residents have filled all available openings. Admission to UHMC does not guarantee admission to the Dental Hygiene program.


All transfer applicants who have taken coursework in Dental Hygiene at another DH program will be evaluated on an individual basis.  The applicant must present a letter from the former DH Program, stating the circumstances necessitating the transfer. Opportunities for transfer applicants to enter DH classes at advanced levels are limited to those instances where space becomes available.


Dental Hygiene Resources