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Dental hygiene degrees

Want To Become a Dental Hygienist?

Earn your associate degree in Dental Hygiene in two years. Interested in a four-year program? Normandale partners with Metropolitan State University to offer a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH).

Program Overview

Dental hygienists are licensed preventive oral health care professionals. They provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services.

Our program provides academic and clinical opportunities. We want students to gain the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful dental hygienists. The curriculum focuses on sciences as well as essential technical and clinical skills.

You can review the Dental Hygiene Information Packet here.

Dental Hygiene Program’s Mission

To prepare dental hygiene students for a career in comprehensive dental hygiene care while emphasizing professionalism, communication, ethics, social responsibility and lifelong learning.

Program Goals

  • Prepare graduates who will be competent to provide quality comprehensive dental hygiene care
  • Promote admission of a qualified, inclusive student population
  • Participate in interprofessional community health promotion
  • Engage in professional activities and lifelong learning
  • Maintain a program that reflects relevant, current and advancing dental hygiene practice
  • Incorporate emerging technologies to enhance quality dental hygiene care

How to Apply

Find out about program requirements and get directions on how to apply.

Program FAQs

Get answers to common questions about the program, how to apply and the costs.

Info Sessions

Attend an info session to see if our Dental Hygiene program might be a good fit for you.


Kiara Taylor

Health Sciences Enrollment Manager


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