Southwestern College

The Southwestern College Dental Hygiene Program has been approved by the Dental Hygiene Committee of California (DHCC) to offer a course in Anesthesia, Nitrous, and Soft Tissue Curettage.

Our certification now includes certificates in California Infection Control and Dental Practice Act!

All three certifications must completed concurrently.  All participants of this course must have graduated from a CODA accredited dental hygiene program OR have an active dental hygiene license from a U.S. state or Canadian province OR be a currently enrolled student in the last semester of an CODA accredited dental hygiene program.





 December 4, 2017

 January 5-7, 2018

 January 19-21, 2018

 April 30, 2018

 June 1-3, 2018

June 15-17, 2018 

IMPORTANT:  Participants traveling from out of the southern California area must be aware that the clinical portion of this course occurs on weekends.  Travel arrangements should be made accordingly.  Use the link below for more details on hotel accommodations.

Once the enrollment form has been processed, participants will receive a confirmation email and receipt.  Prior to the start of the course participants will receive a detailed information packet explaining course material, supplies, and patient requirements.

UPDATE --PATIENT REQUIRMENT:  Three (3) patients are needed for the second on-campus weekend.  Patients are provided by the SWC Dental Hygiene Program.


Step 1:  Contact the DHCC for assistance in determining if you are required to take this course for California licensure.  DHCC main number: (916) 263-1978.

Step 2:  To enroll in the course, first submit an application to the college directly from the home page or click here, Apply and Register.

Step 3:  After you apply, you will receive an email response from the Office of Admission and Records (within 3-4 business days) that will include your SWC Identification Number.  Please be sure to include this number on the Enrollment Form before sending it to the program office.  Registration correspondences from Admission thereafter would not apply to you.

The forms below include more details on the course:

Course Information Flyer

Enrollment Form

San Diego Travel / Accommodations



For additional information please contact Sylvia Banda-Ramirez, Program Technician at     

Last updated: 10/11/2017 2:46:32 PM