Dental Hygiene

Program Overview

AS / 85 Credits

The Dental Hygiene program is a four semester and one summer session program within a cohort that prepares individuals to work in general and specialty dental offices, and public health agencies. Emphasis is placed on the correlations among prevention, education, and the clinical phases of dental hygiene practice as well as basic and social sciences. The curriculum is organized in accordance with requirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation for a Dental Hygiene program and with consultation from the Maui County Dental Association. The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. You will earn an Associate in Science (AS) Degree in Dental Hygiene upon completion of the program.

Dental Hygiene – Self Advising Sheet

The Dental Hygiene Associate in Science Program is a two-year program (upon admission to the Dental Hygiene Program) 

The program consists of four semesters and one summer session, approximately 66 weeks in length. The UH Maui College Dental Hygiene Program is known for its smaller class size, one-on-one training and compassionate faculty & staff.

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UHMC Dental Hygiene Program Application deadline for the fall 2021 cohort is May 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (HST).
Application deadline is extended to May 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. (HST)
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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.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!

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.

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Request more information about this program or contact:

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Rosie Vierra, Program Coordinator

Phone: 808 984 3313

Email: rivierra@hawaii.edu

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Dr. Ku'ulei Nakahashi, Counselor

Phone: 808 984 3306

Fax: 808 984 3872

Appointments: 808 984 3306

Email: clessary@hawaii.edu

Program Information

  • Program Review/Graduation Rate
    • 100% of UH Maui College DH graduates are gainfully employed.

  • The curriculum is organized in accordance with requirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation for a Dental Hygiene program and with consultation from the Maui County Dental Association. The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

  • Graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Dental Hygiene Exam, National Clinical Examination, and apply for licensure with the Hawai‘i Board of Dental Examiners

Program Articulations

DH graduates with baccalaureate goals are eligible for the UHWO BA in Public Administration - HealthCare Administration concentration.

Tuition / Costs

Overall cost of program- Approximately $20,000-$22,000.

Additional COST: Books, Materials, & Supplies- Dental Hygiene majors are assessed a professional fee of $500 per semester. Visit the UH Maui College dental website at maui.hawaii.edu/dental

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Career Outlook & Potential Salary

The Dental Hygiene will prepare individuals to work in general and specialty dental offices, and public health agencies. Emphasis is placed on the correlations among prevention, education, and the clinical phases of dental hygiene practice as well as basic and social sciences.

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Dental Hygiene Exam, National Clinical Examination, and apply for licensure with the Hawai‘i Board of Dental Examiners. Each State has its own requirements but they all require the NDHBE results and clinical exam.