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Calling All Future Dental Hygienists

Achieve your goal of becoming a dental hygienist at Normandale. With state-of-the-art facilities, experienced instructors, and a supportive environment, you’ll be well prepared to take your dental hygiene licensing exams at the end of two years — and launch your career. 

When you study dental hygiene at Normandale, you’ll pair rigorous classroom learning with hands-on instruction that is comprehensive — and affordable. 

Pursue the program that’s right for you: We offer an associate’s degree along with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.

You can review the Dental Hygiene Information Packet here


Median annual wage for dental hygienists in May 2020*

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Job growth through 2030

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Dental hygienists needed to fill positions each year in the U.S.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why Should I Choose Dental Hygiene?

Many job openings for dental hygienists can be found across the state, with great wages and flexibility. You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact on your community, and serve diverse individuals and families. 

What Makes Our Dental Hygiene Program Unique?

Our program is flexible, affordable, and second to none. You can either pursue a two-year associate’s degree in dental hygiene, or you can pursue your Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) through our innovative and affordable dual-admission collaboration with Metropolitan State University. 

Dental Hygiene Degrees

Considering a career in dental hygiene? Find out more about our degree programs.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Find out more about the services offered at our student-run Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Dental Hygiene Program Basics

We offer the Associate of Science (AS) degree in Dental Hygiene as a two-year program, with an option to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) through a partnership with Metropolitan State University. This means that there is simultaneous admittance to the Normandale Associate Degree program and Metropolitan State University program if you choose this option. This can be accomplished within one to two semesters after completion of the Associate Degree Program. 

Dental Hygiene Faculty

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