Dental Hygiene Program
PO Box 22520,
Yakima WA 98907-2520
Phone (509) 574-4916
Fax (509) 574-6875
Updated October 2017
Bachelors of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
Application procedures in the Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene Program are subject to change. To insure current information, it is important to review website information each year (updated in July). You may download the information using the links on the left side of this page.
ADEA Centralized Application Service
"The Dental Hygiene Program at Yakima Valley College plans to participate in the ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (ADEA DHCAS) in the 2017-18 application cycle. Applicants applying to the entry level baccalaureate program for 2018 enrollment will apply online using the ADEA DHCAS application beginning on November 15, 2017. To learn more about ADEA DHCAS, please visit www.adea.org/dhcas. "
All application documents must be submitted to ADEA DHCASby the first Friday in February of the year of application.
It is beneficial to initiate completion of application materials early so that the submission deadline can be met successfully.
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER THE FIRST FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
If a student has previously been dismissed from the Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene Program or any professional program for failure to comply with ethical or professional standards, the student will not be considered for admission into the dental hygiene program.
REAPPLICATION AFTER PREVIOUS DISMISSAL
Applicants reapplying must complete a current Dental Hygiene Application on the ADEA DHCAS website.
PREVIOUS ENROLLMENT IN A DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM
It is mandatory to report previous enrollment in any dental hygiene program. The dental hygiene department reserves the right to obtain copies of all clinical evaluations and a letter substantiating good standing from the dental hygiene program previously attended.
Interested parties are welcome to visit the dental hygiene department/clinic to view the facilities and to observe the clinical and preclinical sessions. It is also helpful to visit with the students to help understand the commitment that is necessary while enrolled in the dental hygiene program.
Students interested in the dental hygiene program are encouraged to meet and maintain contact with the full-time faculty advisor in a dental hygiene department as well as meet with a college counselor/advisor to explore career options.