Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene:
Our dental degree offers real world experience in a state-of-the art dental education clinic.
The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene is a “1 plus 2 plus 1” program, requiring four years of study, comprised of one year of Pre-Dental Hygiene prerequisites and three years of full-time study to earn the bachelor’s degree.
Students learn through didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences in all aspects of dental hygiene in our state-of-the-art Dental Education Center and Community Dental Clinic. Mount Ida College’s Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
First Year: Pre-Dental Hygiene – Prerequisite Courses
Before entering the bachelor’s degree program, all students must complete one year of prerequisite courses.
Second and Third Year: Students will take two years of prescribed curriculum. After the successful completion of these three years of coursework, students will be eligible to take the national, clinical and state examination boards required for Dental Hygiene licensure.
Fourth Year: During the fourth year, students concentrate in their area of interest, selecting from: education, business/management or biology/science. Most courses in education and business/management may be taken online, allowing students to work as clinical dental hygienists while completing their degree. Concentrations provide preparation for specialized careers in sales/marketing, healthcare, education, research, agencies, as clinicians and as candidates for dental school.