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Prospective Students

Pre-Dental Hygiene Students

If you are interested in a career in dental hygiene the first step is getting acquainted with our advising team in the College of Health Sciences. Janet Gilroy, Christine Nelson, and Lori White are your advisors for the pre-dental hygiene program. Laurie Richards is the services specialist and can assist you in making appointments with your advisor. Please call (574)520-4571 for an appointment. Contact Student Services Advising

Please review the slide show presentation orienting you to the pre-requisites for the dental hygiene program as a pre-dental hygiene major. It is very important to stay connected and on top of your studies while pursuing this degree program. Staying on sequence with your courses by doing well in them is the key to success.

Click on the link to view the presentation in a Power Point file: Pre-Dental Hygiene Advising for Registration Spring 2015

Once the file opens, view it in a slide show format. You may also click escape during the presentation to get out of the presentation.

All students will take at least two years of pre-requisite courses prior to applying to the two year professional program.  The knowledge within the dental hygiene program builds on the pre-requisite courses.  It is very important students really grasp what they are learning in these courses. All students will take courses in the following areas:

Biomedical Sciences
General Education (see IUSB General Education for more information)
     Communications
     Social Sciences
     Fundamental Literacies
     Common Core (one must be at the 390/399 level)
     Contemporary Social Values

Professional Hygienists: BSDH Completion

If you are a licensed or registered dental hygienist already and are interested in pursuing the bachelor degree,  Carmen Dielman and Kim DeOrto are the advisors.  You can contact them by calling the Dental Education program at 574-520-4158.  You can also get more information about the degree here