The Dental Hygiene program is a competitive entry major and designed for students who have completed two years of pre-professional college work inclusive of general education and prerequisites. Students must complete the general education requirements as outlined in the university catalog. The dental hygiene facilities provide state-of-the-art training for the provision of dental hygiene services.
The Dental Hygiene Program in the Department of Allied Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene as well as a BSDH online degree completion program.
The dental hygiene facilities include a 22-unit clinic, four x-ray machines and processing darkroom, instrument processing area, digital radiography equipment, a paperless office environment, spacious classroom and laboratory facilities, as well as a private locker room/lounge for students. Clinical experiences prepare the student for patient treatment enhanced by clinical rotations at several community clinics including: Friends in Need Dental Clinic in Kingsport, Keystone Dental Clinic in Johnson City, and Healing Hands Dental Clinic in Bristol.
If you are interested in continuing your education, ETSU offers an on-line Masters of Science in Allied Health.
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
(East Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of East Tennessee State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website www.sacscoc.org).