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School of Applied Sciences

Dental Hygiene
Bachelor of Science Degree Completion

Complete your degree, advance your career.

Mount Ida’s Dental Hygiene Bachelor Degree Completion program is one of the preeminent Dental Hygiene degrees in New England.

Whether you are looking to move into a management role, are interested in becoming a clinical instructor, or even looking to take steps toward becoming a DDS, our flexible program helps boost you into that next level.

Preparation for the real world.

The Dental Hygiene Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program is designed for dental hygienists who have already earned an associate’s degree from a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program and who desire to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Courses are offered online, on-campus, or in a hybrid format, both full- and part-time. Students select a concentration in an area of interest such as: Education, Management or Pre-professional.

A minimum of 30 credit-hours must be taken at Mount Ida College.

There is no residency requirement for this program.

For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science (Degree Completion) program in our College Catalog.

Program Requirements - Transfer in 84 credits from accredited program, and then 36-44 credits completed at Mount Ida College, broken out into the following categories:

  • 9 credits - Program Required Courses
  • 12-20 credits - Concentration Courses
  • 15 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses

Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:

  • BI 140 - Anatomy and Physiology I
  • DH 103 - Clinical Dental Hygiene I
  • DH 105 - Dental Anatomy and Histology
  • DH 170 - Dental Radiology
  • DH 215 - Pain Management Lab

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.

As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.

To learn more about our faculty, please visit the Dental Hygiene faculty directory.

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Faculty Spotlight

Denise Tetreault

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Professor Tétreault is an Associate Professor at Mount Ida College and a Registered Dental Hygienist. She holds a Local Anesthesia Permit L, and CPR certification and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists Association, Southeastern Massachusetts Dental Hygienists Association, American Dental Education Association. She is also a Consultant Member for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments. Career highlights include being named Dental Hygienist of the Year (2006- Southeastern Massachusetts Dental Hygiene Association) and ...

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Life after Graduation.

Mount Ida’s Dental Hygiene program offers a wide range of job possibilities and career flexibility. Our graduates can be found working in specialty areas such as administration, management, marketing, education and research. Some graduates have continued onto medical or dental school, while others have pursued a Master’s of Science in Management or Healthcare Management through Mount Ida College’s 4 + 1 Master’s program.

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Admissions

We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.

Tuition Fees and Aid

Tuition:

Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.

Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.

Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.

*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.

Aid:
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.

98%

of Mount Ida students 
receive some form of financial aid

Life at Mount Ida

A desire to succeed defines us. An undeniable spirit unites us. Mount Ida is a diverse yet tight-knit community where passion is the norm and determination is contagious. Discover why our students are proud to call this campus home.

Coming to teach in the Degree Completion program at Mount Ida has allowed me to fulfill my lifelong dream of combining teaching and dental hygiene.
Denise Tetreault

Assistant Department Chair

Dental Hygiene in the School of Applied Sciences