Pre-Dental Hygiene

Pre-Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists work with dentists to provide preventative oral health care. They are health care professionals who are licensed to provide oral health services such as teeth cleaning, plaque removal, and oral hygiene education. They are an integral part of the dental care team and often develop oral hygiene treatment plans for patients based on clinical evidence.

Pre-Dental Hygiene

Plan Your Path to Dental Hygiene Program

  1. Meet with a Pre-Health advisor to create a comprehensive 2-year academic and co-curricular plan
    • The timeline to dental hygiene school will vary based on program
  2. Research application requirements
    • See school websites for any specific application requirements which may vary by program
    • Meet with a representative of the program for specific questions and guidance
  3. Apply to Dental Hygiene programs
    • The application process for Dental Hygiene programs varies by school. Please consult programs directly regarding applications and requirements.

Suggested Academic Preparation

  • About 2 years of undergraduate coursework – no UNL major required
  • Completion of pre-requisite courses
  • Competitive academic record
    • GPA in all pre-requisite courses

Local Professional Schools

UNMC College of Dentistry (Lincoln, NE)

Current students: Meet with a Pre-Health advisor to talk more about your Pre-Health goals.

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