Community Dental Health Coordinator

Please review the CDHC Checklist before registering to ensure you have all necessary items to complete the registration process. 

  • Students must be a Registered Dental Hygienist or a Dental Assistant II. 

  • Applicants are required to provide documentation of licensure or certification according to their state’s dental practice act.

Community Dental Health Coordination oversight and regulations vary by state.  It is the student’s responsibility to verify individual state requirements to practice as a CDHC.  Please visit the American Dental Association CDHC website for more information.

Participants can choose to complete their internship at a community dental health clinic or at their current place of employment.

Financial assistance may be available from the American Dental Association.  
The ADA Foundation is starting a pilot scholarship award program for Community Dental Health Coordinator students. In piloting this new scholarship program, the ADAF has funding to offer six $250 scholarships to CDHC applicants accepted into the ACC program.  
In order to be eligible for the ADAF CDHC Scholarships applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • At the time of application, be accepted or enrolled full time as a CDHC student at Alamance Community College (NC);
  • Demonstrate financial need.
The ADA Foundation uses an online application system. Students will need to complete a log in and set up a password first and then they will have access to the application.  To apply, interested students should click here.  

Community Dental Health Coordinator (Online)

The Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) is a new member of the dental team who fills an important role whether working with a health center or private practice. The CDHC can perform clinical preventive services and community-based outreach duties. The CDHC program provides Dental Assistants II, CDAs, or Registered Dental Hygienists an opportunity to expand their skills with a practical and theoretical basis for assisting in the reduction of disparities in dental health. Course modules are online and will cover dental health advocacy, intercultural communication, interviewing skills for the dental advocate, in addition to legal and ethical issues and finance. The student will also participate in an internship in a clinical setting. 

Course modules are online and will cover dental health advocacy, intercultural communication, interviewing skills for the dental advocate, in addition to legal and ethical issues and finance.  The student will also participate in an internship in a clinical setting.  

  • For more information, please email the Program Director, Sally Newman.

  • For registration, credential documentation and payment info, please email Paula Janey.

Location: ONLINE  Hours: 166  Class/                            120  Internship Fee:  $180
Class:   69924   8/23/21-3/13/22  0000-2400 PAY BY 8/18 Register Now_Community Dental Health Coordinator
Internships:  3/14/22-6/5/22