All new students who are seeking a degree must participate in placement testing for English, mathematics, and reading. If a student should test into any developmental classes, the developmental class must be completed with a "Satisfactory" before the student is considered for the Dental Hygiene program.
Dental Hygiene Technology has additional requirements which must be completed prior to the student being granted permission to register for the limited enrollment Dental Hygiene courses of the program.
Student must provide evidence of high school level chemistry within the past five years with a grade of “C” or better OR completion of CHE 1111 (Introduction to Chemistry I) with a “C” or better. (see Note 1)
Required Prerequisite Courses Credit Hours
ALH 1101 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery 1
BIO 1141 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I (see Note 1) 4
BIO 1242 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II (see Note 1) 4
*DEH 1102 Introduction to Dental Hygiene 1
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
*DEH 120 will be accepted as a pre-requisite only through July 31, 2015. Beginning August 2015, in order for students to be granted permission to register for the limited enrollment Dental Hygiene courses, they must have taken DEH 1102.
Note 1: When a student is admitted to the program and the BIOs and/or CHE 1111 or high school chemistry will be more than 5 years old BEFORE they start the program, they are required to retake the BIOs and/or CHE 1111 before their cohort starts.
Students are required to have an overall grade point average of 2.5 to be granted permission to register for the limited enrollment Dental Hygiene courses of the program. Students are also required to have a “C” or above in ALL courses to remain eligible for the Dental Hygiene program.
Effective January 2, 2013, students applying to any Life and Health Sciences (LHS) program (with the exception of Health Information Management and Exercise, Nutrition and Sports Sciences) will be required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The purpose of this requirement is to assist in determining students' academic preparedness for the LHS programs. Additionally, test results will assist academic advisors in providing students with recommendations for preparing for the academic rigor of the LHS programs. TEAS test information can be found here.
Applicants who meet eligibility requirements are aware of the program requirements including appropriate vaccinations (including Hepatitis B) and physician recommendations. All students granted permission to register for the limited enrollment Dental Hygiene courses of the program are provided with written policy and instruction on infection control protocol to reduce the risk of disease transmission. The Program complies with all institutional policies and applicable regulations of local, state and federal agencies including, but not limited to, radiation hygiene and protection, ionizing radiation, hazardous materials, and bloodborne and infectious diseases. Policies and procedures on the Dental Hygiene Program’s bloodborne and infectious diseases are available to all applicants upon request.
The Dental Hygiene Clinic will accept patients from the general population, some of whom may have or be at risk for bloodborne infectious disease(s), and dental hygiene students will be assigned to treat them.
According to various sections of the Ohio Law and Regulations for licensing, persons convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor related to alcohol/drugs may not be able to take the licensing or certification examinations or may have restrictions placed on their ability to practice in their profession. Further, they may be refused acceptance for placement by an off-campus clinical site. For more information, contact the Ohio State Dental Board.