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Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree

Students enrolling in the Dental Hygiene Program at West Los Angeles College, graduate with a Bachelor Degree

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Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree Completion

For Licensed Registered Dental Hygienists who have already obtained an Associate of Science Degree

*Enroll for the Summer Session 2020*

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Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP)

For Licensed Registered Dental Hygienist in California - Additional License that allows the stablishment of independent dental hygiene practice / business

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Dental Assistant

For those seeking to become Registered Dental Assistant, or to obtain an Associates Degree or Skills Certificate

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Current Job Market Status

Refer to the current job outlook of dental hygienists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation will grow 20 percent by 2026, which is much faster than the average growth rate for most professions.