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Pre-Dental Hygiene

Preparation for Dental Hygiene School 

What should I major in if I want to become a dental hygienist?  With your advisor’s assistance you can design a program that meets the requirements to enter dental hygienist school.  Students who have developed excellent writing and speaking skills, possess analytic and synthetic thinking ability, life-long learners who are enthusiastic, and understand the interpersonal aspects of medicine are they type of students most dental hygiene schools seek.

Undergraduate Preparation

The “pre-dental hygiene” suggested plan is a beginning point for students.  There are certain criteria that must be fulfilled for admittance to dental hygiene school.  You and your academic advisor will need to examine your interests, your academic record and the requirements to determine the best academic path for you.

Early in your academic career you will need to research some of the dental hygiene schools you are interested in attending in order to insure you will meet all their criteria for admission. 

Competencies for Entry into the Profession of Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Education Information