Program Information

The Dental Hygiene program was granted the Accreditation Status of Approval without Reporting Requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation at its 2016 site visit.  This status is awarded to an educational program indicating that the program achieves or exceeds the requirements for accreditation.  Site visits occur every seven years.

A copy of the Dental Hygiene Accreditation Standards and CODA Policies and Procedures, including those for complaints related to accreditation standards, may be found online at the or you may contact the Commission at:

The American Dental Association CODA
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Telephone: 1-800-621-8099 1-312-440-4653

We are located in Jones Hall which is a state-of-the-art facility.  We run a Dental Hygiene Clinic 10 months out of the year which services our Amarillo community. Every student has the opportunity to learn with live patients in the clinical setting. View map of Amarillo College West Campus.

Helpful Links: 

Student Support Services– Health Sciences
American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)
Criminal Background Check

Please contact us to schedule an appointment:

Our Program Director:

Donna Cleere, RDH, M.Ed. (806)354-6064 or by e-mail at 

West Campus Jones Hall, Office 123
6222 West Ninth Street     
Amarillo, TX 79106 


Our Health Sciences Advisor: 

Javier Herrera  (806)354-6007 or by e-mail at

West Campus Lecture Hall-102A

6222 West Ninth Street     
Amarillo, TX 79106 

AC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability in its educational programs, activities or employment policies.  Any student, who because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements, should contact Disability Services at 806-371-5639