As everyone has teeth, there will always be a need for highly qualified dental students. There are three primary levels of dentistry in the college major, and they all can lead to the next level. “Pre-Dental” is designed to give the student all of the science pre-requisites for a successful entry to dental school. Dental Hygienists earn a full BA, and is its own long term career. Dental Assistants typically earn a certification or an Associates degree.
"During the accelerated time frame of 33 consecutive months, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts through clinical experiences in our prestigious on-campus clinic and community facilities. The year-round program gives you the benefit of an immersive education and prepares you for your career faster. When you graduate, you’ll hold a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene, increasingly the preferred degree in the field, and be eligible for national and regional dental hygiene licensure examinations."
(Provided By: The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
"Pacific has created a distinctive accelerated Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene for highly qualified students. In addition to clinical practice, the baccalaureate hygiene degree allows entry into many positions in teaching, research, administration, public health, private industry and other areas of hygiene practice, as well as application for entry into advanced degree programs."
(Provided By: The University of The Pacific)
"As a part of the Adams School of Dentistry, students have access to a variety of experiences in clinical patient care, community dental health and dental specialties, including geriatric dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and research.
(Provided By: The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)
"Explore infinite career routes with our Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. The comprehensive program was designed to offer dental hygiene students more career flexibility. Students receive a solid clinical foundation to solve complex problems in a traditional private practice setting. The degree also emphasizes the other vast career opportunities that exist in less traditional office settings – research, teaching and more. Students will graduate ready for positions in the changing health care market."
(Provided By: The University of Missouri- - Kansas City)
"The University of Louisville School of Dentistry’s B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene provides a comprehensive education to prepare future dental hygienists. Because the program is housed within a school of dentistry, hygiene students learn their skills in a context that emphasizes their important place in the dental health team."
(Provided By: The University of Louisville)
"Students work right alongside licensed practitioners and dentists in state-of-the-art facilities, treating their own patients using the latest technology, such as digital radiography, laser cavity detection, and oral cancer exams using light fluorescence."
(Provided By: Oregon Institute of Technology)
"The Dental Hygiene programs at NYU College of Dentistry provide extraordinary clinical and academic opportunities for students interested in preventive oral healthcare and the promotion of good health. A key member of the healthcare team, the dental hygienist works together with the dentist to meet the oral health needs of patients and thereby improve patients' quality of life."
(Provided By New York University)