Dental Hygiene Admissions

Dental Hygiene Admissions

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval with reporting requirements, intent to withdraw accreditation in August 2024.". The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission's web address is:

Application and Enrollment Paused

Until further notice, the Dental Hygiene Program has paused enrollment and is not accepting applications for admission nor is the program enrolling new students.

We understand the effort students devote to preparing to apply and applaud your hard work and diligence. It is our sincere hope that you will continue to pursue your educational goals at Virginia Peninsula Community College. We encourage you to continue to work closely with your academic advisor.

We encourage you to explore VPCC’s many allied health and health science certificate and degree programs, as well as our workforce credential programs.

At this time, there is no update with regard to future acceptance of applications or enrollment into the Dental Hygiene Program.

We are happy to address all concerns and questions. You may reach us at:

Dental Hygiene Program Chair, Dr. Kelly Tanner, Academic Advising at, or by the Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services Academic Unit at

Please note, at this time, it is not possible for anyone to provide a timeframe with regard to future application acceptance and/or future enrollment dates.

CODA Complaint Procedures

As part of the Dental Hygiene Program admissions pause, the program is currently updating policies, procedures, education standards, and/or program requirements including, but not limited to the following:

  • Dental Hygiene Department Policy Statement on Infectious Disease
  • Dental Hygiene Program Graduate Requirements
  • Dental Hygiene Program Bloodborne Pathogen Policy