dental hygiene

  1. N

    Pre Dental Major to RDH?

    If I am currently on a Pre-Dental track but interested in becoming a RDH, what is the best path I should go about this?
  2. Atsabout Drive


    So I just started this fall and I chose a associate in liberal arts because Im starting in a cc that doesn't have my program. Should I change it to biology because that is what "recommended" to become a dental hygienists ??
  3. T

    Georgia Licensing Confusion

    Hello! I’m a dental hygienist not a dentist so I know this isn’t exactly the place to be asking my questions but I’m desperate. I’m going to be moving to Georgia in June because my fiancé has been accepted into OMFS residency. So I’ve been looking into how to get licensed there but the Georgia...
  4. D

    Choosing between dental assisting and dental hygiene

    Hi. In two to three years time I'll be receiving my US PR through family reunion. By the time I do that, I will have already obtained my dental degree in my home country. In order to continue my work in the dental field in the US, I'll obviously have to get my dental license approved by the...
  5. E

    Dental Hygiene LORs for AADSAS Dental School Application

    Hey everyone, I'm applying to dental school this year, and I'm in a bit of a unique situation with my LORs. I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in Predental/Dental Hygiene, and I've been working as a dental hygienist for 2 years. I asked two of my professors from my Dental Hygiene program for...
  6. D

    Becoming a dental hygienist in the US or Canada as an international student

    Hello. I am thinking about becoming a dental hygienist in North America. Thus, I have conducted research on the application process, but so far, I am fruitless to find any Citizenship requirements. Can you please tell me : 1)Can I even apply to this programme in these countries with my foreign...
  7. S

    Dental Hygienist to Dental School?

    Hey everyone. I was just wondering if it is at all possible to go from Dental Hygiene program straight into a dental school? I am asking this because my undergraduate grade is not great (2.8ish out of 4.0) and I dont know if there are any schools that would even look at my application with that...
  8. S

    NC dental hygiene jurisprudence test

    I have tried to take the NC Jurisprudence Test twice now and I’ve failed it both times with a score of 19, and I need 20 to pass. I only have 1 attempt at the test left. I’ve read the laws and info they sent me to study but answers to certain questions are no where to be found on any website...
  9. P

    Dental Hygiene OR Nursing then apply to Dental School?

    I just graduated from undergrad with a bachelors of science in public health... Heres my background: After working as a dental assistant since my junior year in high school, I planned to take the classes needed to get into dental school. Freshman year- ----Fall Semester- Gen Bio I with Lab...
  10. F

    Dental Hygienist to Physician Assistant/Surgical Assistant

    Are there any Dental Hygienist who changed career paths and became a PA? Were there any additional requirements you needed to take? Does clinic hours for dental hygiene count toward the healthcare experience hours required for PA programs?
  11. F

    NYU Dental Hygiene

    Hi everyone. I was just accepted to NYU's dental hygiene program which is housed in NYU College of Dentistry. I haven't been able to find any forum's on NYU Dental Hygiene program. Has anyone attended NYU for dental hygiene and can you tell me about the experience? (pros & cons, job placement...
  12. H

    Male Dental Hygienist help..

    Hello, Since my chances of getting into Canadian dental schools are very very slim to being zero and I wont waste time pursuing it but I have decided a dental hygienist is the second best to it. I have applied to a private school that is accredited, did the entry examination and got in. I have...
  13. L

    BS in Dental Hygiene or Dental School?

    Hi. I'm a 23 yo recent graduate with a BS in Biology. Initially, I was thinking to apply to dental school right away after graduation but due to personal reasons I haven't been able to. I have fulfilled all my prereqs for dental school and have an overall gpa of 3.63. Lately, I realized I want...
  14. oral_surgery_life


    Hi, I am a freshman (Biomedical engineering-WPI) who intends to transfer to MCPHS-Boston to attend the Dental Hygiene BS (pre-dental) program. This is because I found out the school seems to provide clinical experience, located at Boston (closer to my acquaintances) and the tuition fee is...
  15. B

    Best Option for dental school

    Hi, I'm graduating with a biology degree next semester and have applied to some dental schools this cycle. I am trying to figure out a "back up" plan if I am not accepted. I know many people from my university in Canada take an extra year and complete their honours degree, which seems like a...
  16. J

    Dental Hygiene to Dentistry? CANADA

    Hey everyone I was wondering whether there is an option for dental hygienists to become dentists in Canada and specifically Ontario. If you complete a dental hygiene program at George Brown College for example can you go to dental school after? Does anybody know how it works? Thanks! :))
  17. S

    RDH to DDS: Formal Post-Bacc program vs DIY Informal?

    I'm a dental hygienist practicing for about two years. I'm thinking about heading back to school in order to apply for dental school. Although some would balk at this idea, as shown in previous threads from RDHs looking to apply, I do not see myself staying as a clinical hygienist for long and...
  18. NolesFan1996

    Dental Hygienist to DDS?

    Hey y'all! I'm currently going through a difficult time deciding what I want to be when I grow up. I am a fourth year Biology student at FSU and will be graduating during the Fall 2018 semester. I am seriously unsure of what route to take with my future degree at this point. For the longest...
  19. KeepingUpWithK

    Dental Hygiene or Dental School?

    Hi! So I'm currently a junior now in college but since I've changed my major to biology (to become a dentist) my sophomore year I still have more courses to take. Now my school is offering a dental hygiene program and I feel like if I join I'll have a better chance at: • graduating early...
  20. KeepingUpWithK

    Dental Hygiene or Biology to Dental School

    So I'm currently a junior in college majoring in Biology to earn my bachelor's degree BUT the college which I'm attending had just merged with another college which offers dental hygiene. So now I'm stuck with a decision of whether I should A) change my major to DH and try to get into Dental...
  21. F

    Dental Hygiene University of Maryland

    HI so I am looking for some information about the dental hygiene program at university of maryland it is a baccalaureate degree and wanted to know if anyone has gone to it and if you can tell me about the admission process specifically what happens after the application was submitted and how the...
  22. bernas

    Dental Hygienist-FTD???

    Hi everyone, I am really confused. Earn money quickly or be patient and focus to be a dentist??? What do you think about completing a relatively inexpensive 2 years-Dental Hygiene Program as a ftd? Is it wasting time? I am pleased that you share your experiences. Thank you.
  23. dewmongo

    Dental hygiene

    im in my first semester at college and I'm planning on getting my bachelors in dental hygiene. Is this a good career choice? I've always wanted to be in the medical field and have finally decided on dental hygiene. Right now I'm taking English and intro human anatomy and physiology so I have...
  24. M

    Low gpa, decided to do dental hygiene first? Need some advice!

    Hey guys. I graduated with my bachelor of science degree, and my GPA was at around 2.8. I know I wasn't really focusing on my school at that time.. and I regret it. I thought my gpa was too weak to apply for any dental school (didn't even think about taking DAT either because of my gpa) so I...
  25. 09mileproof

    If someone could explain...please!!!!

    Hello!! I jut discovered this forum, and I think someone can help me!! I am taking classes to become in a dental hygienist, but I want for sure to be dentist. I did two years of dental school in my country, but when I came here you know a new life, more responsibilities, I decided to get into...
  26. D

    Dental Hygienist considering med

    Hi all, I'm a 26 year old pediatric dental hygienist whose considering going back to school for med. I always wanted to work in the medical/dental field but ended up choosing dental hygiene due to pressure from my family to pick something "easy". I started at a 4 year university and ended up...
  27. D

    Dental Hygiene students at NYU

    Hello, I am enrolled at the Dental Hygiene- Fall session at NYU starting this September. Is there anybody in this group doing the same?
  28. D

    Biology to DH to Dental school?

    Okay, so I have been dealing with a bit of a problem these last few months. I'm currently enrolled in a four year school as a biology major, having most of my general education requirements and basic science courses (Bio, Gen Chem) out of the way. I'm now going into my Sophomore year at the...
  29. adk0922

    DH to Dentist as back up plan

    Okay so let me explain my situation I am 25 have not gone to school at all other than one semester and have gotten nutrition as my only prerequisite done so I am at the beginning stage of everything. I'm recently divorced and have 2 kids so here's my question/idea/situation My plan was to do a...
  30. S

    Dental Hygiene or MPH?

    I will be graduating with B.S. in biochemistry with a GPA of 3.0. I have been accepted into both dental hygiene program for NYU and a master in public health program for GMU. Which would be better in the long run into getting into dental schools?
  31. B

    dental hygienist and dental hygiene graduates

    Hello I just got accepted into a dental hygiene program. I'm 20. and im halfway done with my pre reqs for dental school. All i need is physics 1 and 2 and orgo 1 and 2 I plan on completing the hygiene program, and working part time. As soon as I begin working part time I'm going back to...
  32. AAFutureRDH


    I am selling my Orascoptic Endeavour light for $700 Neg, I will sell the my Rydon Carbon color HiRes 2.5x loupes with the Endeavour light included for $1400 Neg. Loupes come in the original case and have all original padding and papers included. They are less than a year old and work perfectly...
  33. wensleydale

    DH/DDS Pathway 2016-2017 Cycle

    How did interviews go today everyone? It was great talking to you all! You all seem like an upstanding group of people :)
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  35. D

    Dental Hygienist to Dentist??

    Hello everybody, I am a sophomore in highschool who would really like to go to dental school. I am a pretty good student and am in all honors classes. I'm going to take AP bio next year along with many math classes. So my question is: is it possible for me to do dental hygiene for 4 years and...
  36. Cumminsman13

    Am I likely to get accepted into Dental School with a BS in Dental Hygiene?

    Hello there. I know there are multiple threads out there with answers to questions that are similar to mine. However, I feel as though my situation is different and because of that, I could not seem to find a useful answer in any of the other threads. I am a freshman in College, and I am just...
  37. B

    mph/mha/ dental hygienist !?!

    hello, can anyone please suggest which course is better to study abroad after bds in india... mph/mha or dental hygienist?! also which country is better .... usa/canada/australia ?! and job outlook. i am really confused :(. please help !
  38. mroerdh22

    Personal Statement

    Hi! I will be applying in June of 2016. My goal for Christmas break is to get myself organized to make it all as painless as possible come June, amidst school and work. Ha. Any advice on writing a personal statement? I am a dental hygienist (5 years post school) who has worked private practice...
  39. C

    Dental Hygiene prep for Dental School? pls help

    Hi! I was a Dentistry student in the Philippines. 3rd year out of 6 years. I was granted permanent residency here in Canada. I wanted to go back and finish my Dentistry but the education system is VERY different and I know that it would be very difficult for me if I finish there. So now I'm...