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Dental Hygienist Schools

There are almost 300 dental hygienist schools throughout the states offering everything from a certificate in dental hygiene through to a bachelors’ or masters degree in dental hygiene. It is generally required to have a minimum of an associate degree in dental hygiene to practice as a dental hygienist, although every state has different rules and requirements.

Dental hygienist training can be between 2 and 4 years in length depending on the actual qualification that you are studying for.

Colleges for Dental Hygienist

Many of the established dental schools offer dental hygienist programs alongside their dental programs. In addition you will also find that there are many community colleges and technical colleges that also offer courses that will lead to a formal qualification in dental hygiene.

Dental Hygienist Requirements

Becoming a dental hygienist will require you to complete a 2 or 4 year degree in dental hygiene. A two year course, which is the most common, will lead to an associate’s degree in dental hygiene.

Most dental hygienist schools require you to have already completed one or two years of college prior to entry onto their course. They will expect you to have completed prerequisite courses in areas such as Engklish, Psychology, Chemistry and Sociology although you should specifically check the admission requirements of the dental schools that you are looking to attend.

They will also expect a good high school record and will be looking to see that you have attained at least a C grade ion the following subject areas; Chemistry, Biology, Math and English.

Becoming a Dental Hygeinist

To become a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) you must not only pass your degree at your chosen dental hygienist schools you must also take and pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination in addition to any state required clinical exams. Some states also require exams to be taken regarding the legal aspects of dental hygiene.

Your dental hygienist programs within the states in which you study will be able to provide you with all of the information that you need as well as help you to sit the relevant exams.

Help with Getting into Dental Hygienist Schools

If you want to get into a dental hygiene school we can provide you with help in a number of ways, one of the most valuable ways we can aid you is with your dental school personal statement. Dental hygiene schools are looking for students who can demonstrate a real commitment to the field of dental hygiene; we can ensure that your personal statement says all of the right things in a way that grabs the attention of the selection committee within your targeted dental hygienist school.

If you want to boost your chances of acceptance at dental hygienist schools get in touch with our experts today.