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Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science Program

Online

Learn to Help Others Smile More

Our CODA-accredited Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program offers you the foundation of science, professional knowledge and clinical skills you need to help others preserve their oral (and overall) health.


Dental Hygienists are integral members of the dental team who use their enhanced dental, clinical, and social skills to aid individuals in achieving optimum oral health.

Through Concorde's online Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree completion program, you will gain a better understanding of specialized populations, different theories for educating patients and students, and the role of public health and disease etiology.

Earning a bachelor’s degree through our online degree completion program will allow current Registered Dental Hygienists to further their theoretical and clinical understanding of the dental field and may provide for new career opportunities such as management, research, teaching, and others.*

Note: This program is a post-licensure program, meaning it is available only to students who already hold a valid dental hygiene license.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to the current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene is a degree completion program delivered completely online.

Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program Mission

The program's mission is to provide a supportive learning environment in which the student acquires advanced theoretical knowledge and professional attributes necessary to pursue different career avenues within the Dental Hygiene field or the educational side of Dental Hygiene.

This degree strives to instill the importance of continued personal growth, leadership skills, continued professional commitment, on-going community involvement, and continued research that can benefit the student in his or her professional career.

Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program Entrance Requirements

All the required Dental Hygiene courses are conveniently accessible and offer flexibility for working students. Applicants wishing to enroll in the Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science program must possess an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited program and a valid Dental Hygiene License.

  • Complete an interview with an admissions representative; and
  • Submit a completed application for admission; and
  • Complete an Online Readiness Assessment (Students will be required to complete an online assessment of their ability and readiness to successfully complete their education in an online environment. This assessment covers skills, competencies, and access to appropriate technology to succeed in a distance education environment); and
  • Provide documentation of an associate degree in Dental Hygiene, conferred by a post-secondary institution accredited by an agency as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Commission on Dental Accreditation; and
  • Provide verification of a valid Dental Hygiene License.

Note: This program is a post-licensure program, meaning it is available only to students who already hold a valid dental hygiene license.

Career Outlook

Demand for Dental Hygienists

Dental hygiene jobs are projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate compared to other health care related fields. This field is forecasted to continue its growth because of increased research linking oral health to general health. 

    9%

    Projected 2021-2031 National Job Demand for Dental Hygienists

     

    **Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021-2031 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dental-hygienists.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

      Where do Dental Hygienists find work?

      Dental hygienists with bachelor's degrees are in demand in a variety of job settings, including*:

      • Management
      • Research
      • Teaching
      • Product Sales and Promotions

      *Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

      Financial Aid

      As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

      Accreditation

      Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.