Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Financial Aid
    FAFSA Eligible
  • Certification Type
    Associate of Science

Program Description

The Dental Hygiene program prepares individuals for careers in general and specialty dental offices, as well as public health agencies. The curriculum focuses on the integration of prevention, education, and clinical aspects of dental hygiene practice, along with foundational and social sciences. The program meets the requirements set by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduates are eligible to take national board exams and apply for licensure with the Hawai‘i Board of Dental Examiners.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Science (85 credits) – Tuition: $11,135

A professional fee of $500 per semester is charged to Dental Hygiene majors.


Students who complete the Dental Hygiene program have excellent career opportunities in a variety of settings. They can work as dental hygienists in general dental offices, specialty dental practices, and public health agencies. These professionals play a crucial role in oral healthcare, providing preventive dental services, educating patients on oral hygiene practices, and assisting dentists in various dental procedures.

Learn more about Maui College’s Dental Hygiene program