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DENTAL HYGIENE (BS)

The exciting field of Dental Hygiene allows for the pursuit of a career not only in clinical practice, but in alternative career settings such as public health, academia, and research. The Dental Hygiene (BS) gives students the opportunity to expand upon their clinical experience to gain additional expertise in developing community health intervention programs, understanding and applying epidemiologic data, evaluating academic curriculum, examining and evaluating social policy, and leading health practices.

The Bachelor of Science completion program in Dental Hygiene complements the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Dental Hygiene with a seamless transition. Enrollment in and completion of the B.S. is only offered to licensed dental hygienists that are graduates of an associate level program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association. Plaza College graduates of the Dental Hygiene (AAS) degree program may enroll in the Bachelor of Science degree program while pursuing licensure. Entry-level students seeking clinical licensure must first enroll and complete the Dental Hygiene (AAS).

YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS PROGRAM IF:

  • You’d like to build upon your dental hygiene associate degree with a seamless transition into completing your bachelor’s degree.
  • Expanding your career options above and beyond the traditional clinical avenues is something that interests you.

CAREER OUTLOOK & GENERAL OVERVIEW

SETTINGS TO WORK IN

Hygienists are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including:
  • Private Dental Offices
  • Public Health Clinics
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Health Laboratories and Organizations

AVERAGE AGE

31
Average age of the Plaza student population*

*Based on active student population, Spring 2021

GRADUATION RATE

64%
of all of Plaza’s full time students graduate on time

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

28:1
Allowing more dynamic classroom interaction

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

$810,839.91
Awarded during the 2020 academic year

*Based on a review of student accounts, Spring 2021

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THE DENTAL HYGIENE DEGREE PROGRAM

Designed and taught by experts in the field, the program will provide you with practical information and hands-on-experience to prepare you for a successful dental hygiene career. You can expect instruction in these areas:

  • Leadership and Management in Healthcare
  • Global Healthcare and Population Health Issues
  • Program and Curriculum Planning, Development, and Evaluation
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Risk Assessment, Disease Management, and Health Interventions

View all degree requirements in the College Catalog.

WHY IS PLAZA RIGHT FOR YOU?

We're glad you asked.

Academic Quality

Program Rigor, Subject-Matter-Expert Professors, and MSCHE Accreditation ensure an exceptional college education.

Competitive Tuition

Our tuition is not only of the lowest of any private college in New York State, but one of the lowest amongst all 4-year colleges in NYC.

Campus Location

Located in the heart of Queens, our Forest Hills campus is convenient and easily accessible by all public transportation and major highways.

On Your Time

Whether you need classes in the morning, in the evening, online, or a combination of all, flexible course scheduling gives you options.

Success Stories

Our 100+ year alumni network is ready and waiting to tell you how Plaza helped them get where they are today!

Support Network

Individual Advising, Free Tutoring, Student Life Activities, and Job Placement Services add to your college experience and graduation success.