Elsa Eccles, Department Chair
This program prepares the licensed dental hygienist to academically expand their knowledge and career opportunities in the professions of education, program administration, public health, research or sales.
This Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Completion Program is designed for licensed dental hygienists who have completed an associate degree from a regionally accredited institution that is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The goal of the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) to BASDH program is to work with each student to enhance knowledge and provide expanded career opportunities. Obtaining a BAS degree may also provide the lifelong learner the knowledge base to prepare them academically should they wish to pursue a master’s degree for additional career opportunities.
Students must complete a current Dental Hygiene BAS program application and meet all minimum program requirements and application timelines. The application is available on the Dental Hygiene BAS website. Applicants should also seek advisement from the program director for assistance with meeting all admission requirements. In addition, students must meet the following admissions requirements:
- Graduate from a regionally accredited dental hygiene program that is also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
- Pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam.
- Hold a current dental hygiene license in a US state.