Dental Hygiene Pit and Fissure Sealant Certificate

Division: Health Science


The Dental Hygiene Pit and Fissure Sealant Certificate offers a curriculum that provides the student with the appropriate academic instruction to achieve eligibility for the National Board of Dental Hygiene Examiners written examination, and the Western Regional Examining Board Examination (WREB) for licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist, qualifying the candidate as stipulated in the California Dental Practice Act. A Certificate of Completion of Pit and Fissure Sealant shall be issued after a student has achieved all procedures to clinical competency and successful passed the courses. The Dental Board of California set forth the requirements and the California Code of Regulations of 16 CCR 107.3.In order to earn this certificate, 50% of the coursework must be completed at Cypress College. The certificate requires a total of 14.5 units.

Semester 1: (5 units)
DH 109 CPre-Clinical Dental Hygiene5
Semester 2: (9.5 units)
DH 110 CClinical Dental Hygiene7
DH 116 CDental Materials - Hygienists2.5
Total Units14.5

Program Student Learning Outcomes

OUTCOME 1: Be able to provide patients with dental hygiene process of care in disease prevention and oral health promotion utilizing knowledge, skills, and values.

OUTCOME 2: Serve in professional relationships within the community in which they serve.

OUTCOME 3: Participate in a relationship amongst the allied health care team.

OUTCOME 4: Be prepared to provide professional knowledge of and compliance with OSHA, HIPAA, Law and Ethics, Dental Hygiene Board of California, and local regulatory guidelines.

OUTCOME 5: Adhere to professional sensitivity to the patient’s autonomy, beneficence, and nonmaleficence principles of ethical practice.