Earn a degree in dental hygiene from a nationally recognized university. The Ohio State University has the only dental hygiene program in Ohio that is affiliated with a dental school.
The Ohio State University offers you all the benefits of an education at a Big Ten university with the professional learning environment at a highly regarded dental college. Our four-year program will prepare you for practice and licensure as a Registered Dental Hygienist and provide a background of current research to help you provide the best quality care to your patients. You will also engage in community service and outreach activities as part of a well-rounded education.
I have always been interested in the dental field. The hygienists at my pediatric practice were so nice and I always considered dental hygiene an option. I like that the hygienist has a great deal of patient interaction and can really take the time to develop a patient-provider relationship.
Entry Level Dental Hygiene Program
Office of Admissions
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Current DHY and Pre-DHY Students
Students should plan to meet with an academic advisor by scheduling appointments in advance. It is common for an academic advisor to be booked with appointments for a few weeks during certain times in the semester (i.e. registration).
To schedule an appointment:
- Visit OnCourse
- Call our office at 614-292-2228
Steps for current Ohio State students that are interested in declaring the DHY pre-major:
- Have a minimum 2.7 or higher cumulative OSU GPA
- Have earned 12 hours or more of graded OSU credit (excluding terms of enrollment through post-secondary enrollment programs such as Academy)
- Meet with a DHY advisor
- To schedule an appointment: Visit OnCourse – Select Explore/Declare a major or call our office at 614-292-2228