B.Sc. On Campus

Dental Hygiene

Indiana University Northwest

48 months
19926 USD/year
19926 USD/year
7066 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Dental Hygiene from Indiana University Northwest is devoted to helping those in need in our region. 


Dental Hygiene from Indiana University Northwest  prepares you for a licensed dental profession where you will be specialized in preventing and treating oral disease. Dental hygienists focus on health promotion and disease prevention. The scope of their work extends beyond the oral cavity as many diseases will manifest in the oral cavity.

Graduates with Dental Hygiene from Indiana University Northwest will be able to:

  • assess, diagnose, plan, implement, evaluate, and document treatment for the prevention, intervention, and control of oral diseases in collaboration with other health professionals
  • expose, process, and interpret dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • remove biofilm (plaque) and calculus (tartar) from above and below the gumline
  • apply cavity-preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants to the teeth
  • administer local anesthetic and/or nitrous oxide analgesia (in some states)
  • educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques to maintain healthy teeth and gums
  • counsel patients about biofilm (plaque) control and developing individualized at-home oral hygiene programs
  • administer smoking cessation programs
  • counsel patients on the importance of good nutrition for maintaining optimal oral health

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Periodontics
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Oral Anatomy
  • Preventive Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • Local Anesthesia and Pain Control
  • Dental Radiology
  • Radiology Clinic 
  • Dental Materials
  • Medical and Dental Emergencies
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene Procedures
  • Oral Histology and Embryology
  • Oral Pathology
  • Dental Health Education
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Dates for Application Priority.  If you miss a priority date your admission to IU Northwest may be delayed until the following semester.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First year applicants graduate or be on track to graduate with a college prep curriculum
  • SAT or ACT Test scores. Students who have been out of high school one year or more are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores unless required for admission to a specific program
  • Application for Admission
  • Nonrefundable $65 application fee
  • Official transcripts (native language and English translation if applicable)
  • English Proficiency ( If not from a country IU Northwest considers English as a native language)
  • Immigration Documentation
  • Financial Support Documentation
  • The equivalent to a B average or a 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale
  • Non-U.S. residents: Submit a photocopy of your passport page showing your name and date of birth. If you are currently in the U.S., submit a photocopy of your I-94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp.
  • Rank in the upper half of the high school graduating class.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9963 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9963 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7066 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3533 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Gary

956 - 1547 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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