Allied Dental Programs

Dental Hygiene

Bachelor of Science Admission

Prerequisites to the public health dental hygiene program include completion of 90 undergraduate semester hours, graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program, satisfactory completion of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, and current licensure as a dental hygienist. Accepted students are expected to have basic computer literacy sufficient to participate in Web-based instruction, computer word processing, and e-mail communication. An application to the program may be obtained by addressing communications to Director, Dental Hygiene Program, Indiana University School of Dentistry, 1121 West Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5186. Applications may be received at any time during the academic year, but the completed application must be submitted to the program director at least 60 days prior to the first semester in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Completion of all application requirements and an interview with the program director or admissions committee is required before acceptance into the program can be considered. Upon acceptance, each student must complete a curriculum plan to be approved by the program director before enrollment in required courses.

Students in the public health dental hygiene program must complete a total of 32 semester hours of course work, including the following courses that comprise the required core curriculum. In addition to the core courses, students must complete approved elective courses in a selected focus area (e.g., behavioral sciences, education, or basic sciences) to fulfill the 32 semester hour completion requirement of the bachelor’s degree.

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