dental hygienist prerequisites


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10+ Year Member
Jan 23, 2009
  1. Dentist
    hi everybody,
    i have a bachelors degree as a dentist in india.,i would like to pursue a career as a dental hygeinist in USA.,in california.
    so are my international transcripts accepted here..and do i get any advantage for admission as i have already studied more of dentistry than required for a hygienist.
    is there any possibility that i can do any bridge course rather than the long 2 yr course,,and write my licensing exams and start off to work.
    thanks guys,


    Full Member
    10+ Year Member
    May 15, 2008
    1. Pre-Dental
      Why not apply to US Dental Schools as an international student. Since you are already an established Dentist in another country, I think a lot of schools here have special programs you can enroll in, in order to practice here. If I'm not mistaken it is not the entire 4yrs? Why not contact a few private schools.....especially in the area you are desiring to practice in, and see if they can lead you in the right direction. :thumbup:
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