Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene
The BS in Dental Hygiene program has earned a nationwide
reputation for educating dental hygiene professionals since its inception in
You will need to complete two years of prerequisites before
starting the two-year Dental Hygiene Program, and admittance to the program is
Once admitted to the program, your classes will be taught by
scientists, hygienists, and dentists who have received advanced education in
their specialty areas. The program also features guest lecturers and clinical
- dental hygienists
- oral surgeons
- pediatric dentists
- public heath dentists
For detailed information on each of these degrees and to see
the dental hygiene course descriptions, visit the academic catalog.
practice and internships
Gain hands-on experience by learning to treat medically-compromised,
home-bound, and developmentally-disabled patients using dental clinic and
portable dental equipment.
You will need to complete a minimum two-week internship in a
public health dental facility serving American Indian, military, or underserved
populations throughout Arizona and in selected sites outside Arizona.
International internship opportunities are also available.
You’ll be educated in well-equipped, cutting-edge clinical
- an 18-chair clinic and dental laboratory are
used to develop and practice dental hygiene procedures, using state of the art
dental equipment, including Velscope, Spectra, and Intraoral camera.
- Radiographic technique is taught in a 5-chair
facility, which includes a panoramic x-ray machine, and digital x-ray
- The comfortably-furnished student
seminar/computer center has a beautiful view of the San Francisco Peaks and is
a pleasant place to access web courses and study between classes.
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Program Information and Application
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