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This entry-level degree program in dental hygiene encompasses two years of pre-requisite and general education courses followed by two years of dental hygiene theory and practice, community oral health, research methodology and teaching strategies. Upon completion of the dental hygiene program, graduates are eligible to take the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination as well as the regional and state board examinations to become licensed dental hygienists.
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education
97%+ first time pass rate on National Dental Hygiene Board examinations and Dental Hygiene Clinical Board examinations
Prepares students for careers as clinicians, educators, researchers, and more.
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This course is designed to explore various educational concepts, principles and methods of teaching for adults. Students will learn to present educational information to a diverse client population, in a variety of settings, in an ethical and professional manner. Topics include, but are not limited to, objectives, planning, implementation and evaluation of instruction; instructional strategies; delivery models; presentation skills; and techniques for communicating health information. Prerequisites: admission to the dental hygiene program.
Designed to develop skills in scientific methods, evidence based decision making and critical analysis of research findings. Emphasis on types of research, levels of evidence, problem selection and hypothesis writing, research planning and design, data collection and measuring techniques, analysis and interpretation of data, research proposal writing and computer application. A written research proposal is required for graduate credit.|offered fall) Prerequisites: STAT 130M.
A study of current trends that influence the profession of dental hygiene including oral health care delivery, manpower, financing mechanisms, quality improvement, third party payers, professional associations, regulatory agencies and legislation. Emphasis is on ethical, political, and legal issues as they relate to the dental hygiene profession. offered spring) Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program in Dental Hygiene should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Applicants for admission to the baccalaureate program in dental hygiene should apply first to the Old Dominion University Office of Admissions by December 1
Applicants must also apply to the School of Dental Hygiene through the American Dental Education Association's Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (DHCAS) by February 1. Required materials include official high school and college transcripts, an essay, two recommendation forms, and certificate of completion for the course “Aerosols in the Dental Office: Best Practices for Patient and Practitioner Safety” (see details below).
Prerequisite courses for program entry must be completed with a minimum grade of C or better prior to starting the dental hygiene major.
A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 and a Science GPA of 3.30 will make the applicant competitive.
Applicants must successfully complete the continuing education (CE) course entitled “Aerosols in the Dental Office: Best Practices for Patient and Practitioner Safety” (course number 619) and provide proof of completion by uploading the awarded CE certificate into the DHCAS application. The course can be found here.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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