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Pre-Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Interested in becoming a Professional Dental Hygienist? The pre-dental hygiene curriculum is necessary in order to apply for the professional entry-level program. Students may also transfer coursework from other accredited institutions of higher education. The pre-dental hygiene curriclum is available to any TWU student. Review the curriculum and meet with your advisor to get started.

Professional Entry-Level Program

The professional entry-level program provides the rich academic experience necessary to become a professional dental hygienist. The program requires at least two years of prerequisite foundational and core courses and two years in the dental hygiene curriculum at the Denton campus. Admission is competitive. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program are eligible to take the board exams and complete licensure requirements to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.

RDH to BSDH Program

The RDH to BSDH online program at TWU allows dental hygiene professionals who have or will soon have an associate's degree in dental hygiene from a CODA accredited institution, to complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene (BSDH). A license to practice dental hygiene or departmental permission is also required. Students may complete upper division dental hygiene coursework online with courses designed to build on and enhance their dental hygiene associate's degree curricula. Up to 90 hours (84 lower division) maybe be transferred into the program, including approved dental hygiene coursework.

MS Degree Program in Health Studies with focus on Dental Hygiene

Program available only to graduates from an accredited dental hygiene program with dental hygiene license. Visit the Health Studies website.

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