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In just four semesters, you’ll master the in-demand skills needed to be a Dental Hygienist.
Your journey to earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene starts with taking classes in our state of the art dental lab. You will learn from dentists and dental hygienists that want to share their experience and knowledge with you.
From there, you’ll have the chance to treat patients in our new, modern dental clinic in Fort Myers, Florida.
Under the direction of a Dentist and Dental Hygienist, you may
At Hodges University, you can graduate with your Bachelor's degree in dental hygiene in under four years. This unlike all other dental hygiene schools in Florida. Our program at Hodges is the first and only accelerated Bachelor's degree dental hygienist program in the state of Florida.
Students must first complete several prerequisite courses before applying to the limited-enrollment Dental Hygiene Program. These courses may be completed individually or as part of an AA in Health Sciences. Please note, having completed the AA in Health Sciences program at Hodges University makes you an excellent candidate for the Dental Hygiene Program, but it's not a guaranteed acceptance.
For detailed Program information, click here to review the Dental Hygiene Program Fact Sheet.
The first step is to apply to Hodges University by clicking the button below.Apply Here!
The next step is to complete the Dental Hygiene Application by clicking belowThen Apply to the Dental Hygiene Program
Then submit your official transcripts by submitting online, or by mail to 4501 Colonial Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33966.
You can apply to the Dental Hygiene Core once you have met certain criteria and have successfully completed the prerequisite courses. These criteria include:
Once you have met the entry requirements, you can submit the secondary application to the Dental Hygiene Program. We’ll contact you to begin the secondary admissions process, which includes:
Applicants will be told of their status approximately three weeks after the interview, dexterity testing, and essay have been completed. If accepted, prospective students will be conditionally admitted pending their Level II Criminal Background Check with finger printing, a physical examination, immunization record documentation, drug screening, and final grades.
Tuition for this program includes instruments, text books, and two sets of scrubs. Additional student expenses include dental loops with a light, blood pressure cuffs with stethoscope, and licensing exam fees.
(CODA). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. Third-party comments relative to the Commission’s accredited programs may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, Commission consultants, specialty and dental-related organizations, patients, and/or consumers. Click here for the procedure and form to submit comments . Contact information: Commission on Dental Accreditation 211 E. Chicago, IL 60611-2678 Telephone: 312-440-4653
Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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The program for Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and has been granted the accreditation status of initial accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation may be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: https://coda.ada.org
Dental professionals may be at risk for exposure to numerous workplace hazards. These hazards include but are not limited to the spectrum of bloodborne pathogens, pharmaceuticals and other chemical agents, human factors, ergonomic hazards, noise, vibration, and workplace violence.Click here to read more on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) Website
Hodges University and the Hodges University Dental Hygiene Program takes the responsibility to be compliant with all institutional policies and applicable regulations of local, state, and federal agencies including, but not limited to radiation hygiene and protection, ionizing radiation, hazardous materials, and bloodborne and infectious diseases.
Hodges University has documented guidelines consistent with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Bloodborne Pathogens Standards and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Dental Hygiene Program Handbook and Procedures Manual and continuously monitors compliance in order to minimize risk to safety, health, and well-being of all students, faculty, staff, and clients.
Any additional questions concerning the policies of Hodges University or the Hodges University Dental Hygiene Program may be directed to the respective department.