Dental Hygiene

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 34.2 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 34.2 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3498 Duration: You need IELTS certificate

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The two-year curriculum of the Fones School combines courses from the University of Bridgeport’s College of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and the Fones School of Dental Hygiene to offer a broad educational preparation. In addition to basic and dental science theory, the program provides education in prevention service and dental health education.

Dental Hygiene clinic uniforms, instruments, and supplies are issued through the Fones School. These items are distributed throughout the clinical phase of the curriculum, the costs of which are included in tuition. During the second year, students receive clinical training not only at the Fones Dental Health Center on campus but also through assignments at clinical and educational facilities of school dental health programs, hospitals, and community agencies. These assignments are directly supervised by Fones faculty. Students may be responsible for their own transportation to community agencies. All courses listed for the Associate and/or Bachelor of Science degree are required for graduation. Dental Hygiene students must earn a grade of “C” in all major courses. Any student who receives a grade of “C-” or below in a course in the major field must obtain a written statement from the Fones School Director specifying the procedure necessary to remedy the deficiency and remain in the major.

Enrollment in the second year is contingent on successfully completing all first year requirements with a cumulative QPRof 2.5. Dental Hygiene clinical courses begin in the fall term. The Associate in Science degree curriculum is open only to full-time Dental Hygiene students. Clinical students are required to submit a physical, dental, and visual acuity report, provide proof of required immunizations and Tuberculin/PPD record, and must maintain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the Health Care Provider.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester which begins late August/early September;November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester which begins mid-January Tuition fee
  • USD 34245 Year (National)
  • USD 34245 Year (International)
Start date September 2015 Credits 73
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  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

Admissions Requirements

CreditsBIOL 113 Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4 BIOL 114 Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab 4 CHEM 113 Introductory Chemistry w/lab 3 MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra 3 ENGL C101 Composition & Rhetoric 3

Program Requirement

  • DHYG 123 Oral Anatomy and Embryology I
  • DHYG 124 Radiology
  • DHYG 127 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist
  • DHYG 129 Clinical Practice I
  • DHYG 130 Clinical Practice II
  • DHYG 140 Introduction to Periodontology
  • DHYG 227 Clinical Practice III
  • DHYG 228 Clinical Practice IV
  • DHYG 230 Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
  • DHYG 232 Community Dental Health
  • DHYG 233 General and Oral Histo-Pathology
  • DHYG 241 Periodontology
  • DHYG 250 Dental Materials
  • DHYG 204 Nutritional Biochemistry

Total Hours Program Requirements 46

General Education Requirements includes pre-requisites*

  • BIOL 113 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 114 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 106 Elementary Microbiology
  • ENGL C101 Composition & Rhetoric 3*
  • FYS 101 First Year Seminar
  • MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra 3* SoSc
  • C201 Social Science 3
  • Soc 101 Principles of Sociology

Total Hours for General Education 27

Total Semester Hours 73

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 500 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

take an IELTS test.


You can demonstrate proof of English Language competency by meeting any one of the criteria listed below:

1. A letter certifying completion of level 6 at the University’s English Language Institute (ELI).
Attainment of a satisfactory score on the University of Bridgeport’s English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB).

2. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 (PBT), 173 (CBT), or 61 (IBT) for undergraduates and a minimum score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), or 80 (IBT) for graduates (post-graduates).

3. A minimum IELTS (Cambridge Testing) Band score of 6.0 for Undergraduates and a minimum Band score of 6.5 for graduates (post-graduates).

4. A transcript from an accredited American university indicating a grade of “C” or better in one semester of college English Composition.

5. Critical Reading SAT score of 400 or above; or ACT English score of 19 or above.

6.An official letter certifying completion of ELS (English Language Service) through level 112.

7.An official letter certifying completion of CSE (The Center for English Studies) through level 7.5.

8. A Michigan English Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 69 or above for undergraduates and score of 77 or above for graduates.

9. A Prueba de Aptitud Academica (PAA) English achievement score of 500 or above.

10. A level of “Advanced” on the English Language Proficiency Test of the College Board.

11. An official “O” level or “A” level Certificate indicating a grade of “C” or better in English.

12. An EIKEN score of Grade 2A or above for undergraduates and a score of Grade Pre-1 or above for graduates.

13. A score of 4 or better on the “English A” Higher Level examination in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.

14. WAEC, WASSE, CXC, etc. – Score of “C” or better on English Language exam.

15. A minimum Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 44 for undergraduates and a minimum PTE Academic score of 53 for graduates (post-graduates).

You must demonstrate English language competency in one of the ways listed above. If you don’t demonstrate English language competency in one of these ways prior to registration, you will be given the University English Language Assessment Battery (ELAB) test upon arrival. If you pass at a satisfactory level, you may begin classes.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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