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Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

An increasing demand for dental care has led to major career opportunities for dental hygienists.

The need for dental services will continue to grow due to the aging of the population and the renewed focus on preventative care. To keep costs down, dental offices and other care facilities will increasingly employ dental hygienists to perform services that were traditionally handled by dentists.

Dental hygienists perform a wide range of duties including:

  • Assessing patients’ teeth and gums
  • Recording the presence of diseases or abnormalities
  • Removing soft and hard deposits from teeth
  • Teaching patients how to practice good oral hygiene
  • Taking x-rays and developing film
  • Applying cavity-preventative agents such as fluorides and pit and fissure sealants

Hygienists may prepare clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests for the dentist to review and interpret. Hygienists sometimes work with the dentist during treatments.

If you’re up for a challenge, this is a wonderful career.

Successful Dental Hygienists are truly dedicated to helping their patients. They play a critical role in ensuring that individual patients practice the correct preventive care on a regular basis.

A career as a dental hygienist could be right for you, if you:

  • Like to work with people
  • Are compassionate and supportive
  • Are detail oriented
  • Have an interest in teeth and dental procedures
  • Like clear guidelines
  • Trust facts
  • Have good people and communication skills
  • Feel oral health is very important

DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM INFO CHART

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY VARIES BY LOCATION.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene12036*
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Bridge12036*
*Transfer credits may allow for faster completion of this program.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE

The dental hygiene program at Herzing University prepares graduates to provide direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Students gain the academic knowledge and hands-on capabilities needed to effectively assess patients as well as scale, polish teeth and apply sealants. They learn to work with patients to manage pain and encourage good oral healthcare practices.

Acceptance into the dental hygiene program is on a selective basis. Students who meet the minimum criteria for admission will be further evaluated on a competitive basis through entrance test scores and prior academic performance, as well as other criteria determined by Herzing University. Download Program Course Sheet

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DENTAL HYGIENE - BRIDGE

The goal of the dental hygiene program is to prepare students with the knowledge and skills required to manage and maintain a dental clinic, effectively instruct dental hygiene students, and build upon previous learned education in dental hygiene. This program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for entry-level leadership opportunities with an emphasis on dental hygiene. It is structured as a “three-plus-one” degree where students who have already completed a typically lengthy associate’s degree in dental hygiene (in the range of 90 semester credit hours) can top off that degree with an advanced curriculum. Combined, this gives the graduate both the technical grounding in a dental hygiene program (from earlier training in dental hygiene from their associate’s level studies) and the higher-level skills to effectively lead, manage, and teach in the dental hygiene profession. Download Program Course Sheet

Dental Hygiene Program Info Chart

Program availability varies by location.

ProgramCreditsMonths
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene12036*
*Transfer credits may allow for faster completion of this program.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

The dental hygiene program at Herzing University prepares graduates to provide direct patient care under the supervision of a licensed dentist. Students gain the academic knowledge and hands-on capabilities needed to effectively assess patients as well as scale, polish teeth and apply sealants. They learn to work with patients to manage pain and encourage good oral healthcare practices.

Acceptance into the dental hygiene program is on a selective basis. Students who meet the minimum criteria for admission will be further evaluated on a competitive basis through entrance test scores and prior academic performance, as well as other criteria determined by Herzing University. Download Program Course Sheet

Interested students should call (763) 535-3000 to arrange a campus visit.

Friday, Apr 18, 2014

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