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Dental hygienists are licensed health care professionals that specialize in preventing oral health problems and diseases. To become a licensed, registered dental hygienist requires successful completion of an ADA accredited dental hygiene program, The National Dental Hygiene Board Examination, and a state or regional examination. The primary responsibility of a dental hygienist is to treat and educate patients in the control and prevention of oral diseases. Typical functions of the clinical dental hygienist include assessment of health histories, evaluating and charting oral conditions, removing deposits (plaque, tartar, and stain) from the teeth, exposing and processing dental x-rays, applying preventive agents to the tooth surfaces such as fluoride and sealants, and providing individualized oral hygiene instruction services.


The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Coruses include

  • Oral Anatomy
  • Preclinical Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Radiography
  • Preventive Dental Hygiene Theory
  • Dental Materials
  • Intro To Clinical Theory
  • Structures Of The Head And Neck

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Completion of all dental school prerequisite courses with at least a grade of C (2.7 GPA)

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An active license as a Registered Dental Hygienist in good standing
  • Graduation from an ADA/CODA-accredited dental hygiene program in the U.S. or Canada. (All credits earned in the entry hygiene program will be accepted toward BS requirements)
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for all college courses taken
  • Completion of the Texas Core Curriculum requirements (42 hours)
  • Completion of 18 hours Program Prerequisites
  • All course requirements for entry into the program are listed at:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14005 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    14005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14005 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14005 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14005 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

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