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Dental Hygiene

The Ohio State University

B.Sc. On Campus
48 months
Duration
36430 USD/year
33502 USD/year
11508 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
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About

A dental hygienist is a preventive oral health professional that is licensed in dental hygiene. Dental hygienists provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services supporting total health through the promotion of oral health. This Dental Hygiene program is offered by The Ohio State University.

Overview

Program objectives

1. The Dental Hygiene program from The Ohio State University will prepare students for practice and licensure as a registered dental hygienist.

  • Students will be prepared to provide appropriate dental hygiene therapy for patients with different oral health needs utilizing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills.
  • Students will utilize case management skills, interpersonal communication skills and practice management principles to provide quality dental hygiene care in a safe, efficient and humanistic manner. 

2. The dental hygiene program will prepare students to provide quality care to patients in an ethical and professional manner. 

  • Students will understand and practice according to the ADHA Code of Ethics.
  • Students will understand and adhere to state and federal laws and guidelines pertaining to the practice of dental hygiene. 

3. Dental hygiene graduates will have a good understanding of research methods and will be able to use current research in their dental hygiene practice. 

  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of sound research design.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of statistical tools used in research.
  • Students will be able to interpret and apply professional research to dental hygiene practice. 

4. Dental hygiene graduates will have experience providing community service and outreach and will understand the importance of continuing these activities after graduation. 

  • Students will demonstrate social responsibility by initiating and participating in the delivery of dental health care and education in the community.
  • Students will understand the dynamics of and participate in a variety of interdisciplinary health care settings.

Possible careers

Registered dental hygienists work in a variety of professional settings. The public is most familiar with dental hygienists in the private dental office, where they perform numerous critical services designed to detect and prevent diseases of the mouth. Beyond the private dental office, dental hygienists can be found in numerous other settings: nursing homes and long-term care facilities, hospitals, corporate health facilities, school systems, and public health clinics.

In the public health field, dental hygienists conduct research studies and epidemiological surveys to evaluate the oral health needs of people in various population groups, such as the elderly, the disabled and children.

Dental hygienists also work as educators and researchers—teaching in dental hygiene and dental school programs, providing continuing education seminars, conducting clinical research, or collecting and analyzing scientific data.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

  • Successful applicants are admitted to the dental hygiene undergraduate professional program for the junior year. The first year of professional training includes dental sciences, dental hygiene sciences and pre-clinic. Students begin patient treatment in the dental clinic spring semester.
  • The senior year includes advanced dental hygiene courses and continuing patient treatment each term. Students also choose an area of specialization in restorative expanded functions, dental hygiene education or an individualized program, and all students will complete a practicum during spring semester of the senior year. 
  • As part of the professional training in dental hygiene, students treat patients under the supervision of faculty in a variety of clinical settings. At the Ohio State Dental Clinic, dental hygiene students work side by side with dental students to provide comprehensive patient care. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

124 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of university preparatory courses
  • High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA 
  • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores 
  • Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
  • Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service) 
  • Status as a first-generation university student 
  • High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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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