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Dental Hygiene Online Degree Completion Program

Bachelor's of Science in Dental Hygiene

Admission Requirements


BSDH Online Program Coordinator

Department of Allied Health Sciences
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70690
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-7888
Fax: (423) 439-4030

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Eligible hygienists must have earned an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited US or Canadian institution.

Interested dental hygienists should apply to the program and to the university. Application to the program includes completion of the online program application and submitting a copy of your current license along with a statement or resume relevant to your dental hygiene work experience. The license and resume may be submitted electronically to Dr. Debbie Dotson at or faxed to (423) 439-4030. Classes are admitted each fall (August) and spring (January).     

All dental hygiene courses for this program are online.  However, all students participating in the BSDH Degree Completion program are required to visit campus one time for program orientation prior to starting the program. Orientations are typically held in mid August and early January.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the BSDH degree completion program requires the following information be submitted for consideration and selection:

  • Evidence of admission to ETSU

  • Transcripts that include proof of graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program

  • A current US or Canadian dental hygiene license

  • A brief resume outlining work history in dental hygiene






Admissions Checklist 

The following items must be submitted to the Department of Allied Health Sciences, BSDH Online Program before an application is considered complete

1. Application and Acceptance to East Tennessee State University

Official college transcripts from all institutions attended. All official transcripts should be sent to the Office of Admissions, ETSU, PO Box 70731, Johnson City, TN  37614

2. Application to BSDH Online Program

A copy of your letter of acceptance or readmission to ETSU.

Please mail of copy of this letter to the Department of Allied Health Sciences, fax a copy to 423-439-4030, or send as an email attachment to .

3.Proof of current Dental Hygiene License

You may send a copy of your current dental hygiene license by mail,
fax: (423) 439-4030 or emailed to .

4.Brief resume or work history sent to 

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are interested in this program, please submit the online application for the program immediately. Additional requirements for a complete application may be submitted at subsequent dates. 

Mailing Address:

Deborah Dotson, RDH, PhD 
BSDH Online Program Coordinator

Department of Allied Health Sciences
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70690
Johnson City, TN  37614

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