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Dental Hygiene, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Gary, IN, United States
The dental assistant takes on significant responsibility as a member of the dental health care team. Assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care and are valuable members of the dental team. Dental assistants must possess strong communication skills and enjoy working with their hands.
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A career as a dental assistant offers many challenges. In addition to assisting the dentist during a variety of procedures, other specific tasks dental assistants may perform include providing instructions for oral care following treatment, performing office management tasks, exposing and processing dental radiographs (x-rays), sterilizing instruments, decontaminating equipment, and taking impressions of patients’ teeth.

The Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene requires a total of 120 credit hours, including 53 hours of prerequisite liberal arts courses with a grade point average of at least a 2.5 and 67 credit hours of professional courses. The prerequisites may not be taken on a pass/fail option and each must show a letter grade of C or better. Remedial courses cannot be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Once accepted into the dental hygiene program, the student will enroll in courses designed to provide educational and clinical training necessary for the practice of dental hygiene. Candidates for admission to the program must be high school graduates with a concentration in the sciences or GED equivalent. High school courses in biology and chemistry are necessary for success in the program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Periodontics
  • Medical and Dental Emergencies
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene
  • Clinical Practice I
  • Summer Radiology Clinic
  • Summer Clinical Dental Hygiene Procedures
  • Oral Histology and Embryology
  • Introduction to Dentistry
  • Local Anesthesia and Pain Control
  • Clinical Practice II
  • Clinical Practice III
  • Dental Radiology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Radiology Clinic
  • Radiology Clinic II
  • Radiology Clinic III
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Health Education
  • Practice Management, Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Periodontics II
  • Senior Hygiene Seminar
  • Community Dental Hygiene
  • Advanced Clinical Procedures
  • Practicum in Dental Hygiene Education

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission Requirements:

Application Process

  • Step 1: Submit the Online Application
  • Step 2: Submit Your Supporting Documents in iStart
  • Step 3: Receive a Decision
  • Step 4: Submit Your SEVIS Transfer form (English Language or U.S. High School Only)

Supporting Documentation for First-Year Students:

  • Official Academic Records
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • SAT and ACT Test Scores
  • Financial Documentation (for Visa Purposes)
  • Explanation of Time Since Last School Attended
  • Clarification of Present Visa Status
  • Copy of your Passport ID Page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44921 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    44921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44921 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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