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Dental Hygienist Online Programs with School Information

Most dental hygienist online programs are bachelor's degree completion programs. They require prospective students to have earned an associate degree or certificate from an accredited program. Read on for school information and for more details.

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Overview of Online Learning Programs

In an online bachelor's degree completion program in dental hygiene, students often take courses in asynchronous format, which allows them to complete studies at their pace. Students typically access course content through a virtual instructional platform, such as Blackboard. Through this site, they can participate in discussion forums, complete quizzes and exams, submit assignments and send e-mails.

University of Bridgeport's Program

The University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene's online bachelor's degree completion program offers accelerated dental hygiene classes lasting eight weeks, as opposed to 15 weeks, the length of most college courses. This program is offered in an entirely online format and is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Coursework

Students are required to take 19 credits of dental hygiene courses in addition to general education and elective courses. Core requirements include:

  • Strategies of Instruction
  • Practice for the Contemporary Hygienist
  • Internship
  • Advanced Clinical Concepts
  • Principles of Marketing

School Contact Information

  • Address: 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604
  • Phone Number: (800) 470-7307

University of Maryland's Program

The University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery's online dental hygienist program accepts not only students with associate degrees and certificates, but also students who have finished two years of pre-professional courses. The curriculum includes developing educational programs, oral health research introduction, healthcare management and issues in healthcare delivery. The program usually takes two years to complete, but a 3-year option is available. The American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation has approved this program.

Coursework

Although there are only three course titles that students must take to complete their degree, two are composed of several sections. The three courses are:

  • Dental Hygiene Seminar
  • Practicum
  • Professional and Scientific Communication

School Contact Information

  • Address: 650 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Phone Number: (410) 706-7472

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences' Program

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offers a 21-month dental hygiene bachelor's degree program, which can be taken completely online. However, students are required to visit Boston to attend orientation in the fall. The college's Forsyth Dental Hygiene program is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Coursework

There are 31 semester-hours of coursework required to complete the B.S. Included topics are:

  • Informatics for Healthcare
  • Medical Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Research in Oral Health
  • Dental Hygiene Leadership

School Contact Information

  • Address: 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5896
  • Phone Number: (617) 732-2800
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