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Program Overview

The Associate Degree Program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Upon successful completion of the five-semester program (including one summer of study), students will be eligible to take the national written examination, and a state or regional clinical examination. Upon passing these examinations graduates will then be qualified for employment in private dental offices, hospitals, military dental clinics, local or state health departments, or may transfer the A.S. in Dental Hygiene toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene.


Prospective applicants should be aware of the following:

  • The courses to be completed for the degree will vary based on the student’s preferred area of study, which is referred to as the “pathway” for the career program of choice. Therefore, it is important to meet with an adviser to map out the best academic plan to achieve his or her goal. The student should first focus on taking the prerequisites required for the program for which they will be applying.
  • All career programs have a selective admissions process. This means that a seat in any program is awarded only to the top applicants. Simply meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to a program.
  • The general education courses required for each career program are summarized in the comparison chart for all 2-year health career programs at Albany State University on the last page of the packet. 


Please be sure to submit completed application packet by either mail or e-mail to:

Albany State University
Health Sciences Division
Dental Hygiene Program
2400 Gillionville Road
Albany, GA 31707


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