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Dental Hygiene - Bachelor's of Technology

** We are no longer accepting students into this program as of July 1, 2016.**

DHYG Student

The Bachelor's of Technology in Dental Hygiene online degree expands the career opportunities of licensed dental hygienists and graduates of an accredited program in dental hygiene. The curriculum consists of general education courses, research courses and specialized career courses for entry into business, education, public health or advanced dental hygiene practice.

Career Opportunities:

  • Administration
  • Education
  • Management
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Public Health
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Research

Program Highlights

  • All courses available online
  • Students progress at their own pace
  • Automatic acceptance for graduates of an accredited dental hygiene program with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher

Career Outlook

Dental Hygiene is a growing profession that offers a number of opportunities to men and women of all ages and cultural backgrounds. The interrelationship between oral and general health coupled with a growing aging population creates a continued demand for qualified hygienists who are capable of providing individualized, comprehensive dental health care and oral health counseling for patients of all age groups.

» Program Description & Courses

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What is a Bachelors of Technology degree?

The Bachelor of Technology degree is designed for graduates of accredited dental hygiene programs. As mandated by the State University of New York, the course of study leading to this degree will be an organized curriculum leading to a minimum of 120 semester hours, 30 of which must be in the liberal arts. Upper division courses must comprise 45 semester hours, 24 of which must be taken within the major.

Who may enroll in the Bachelor of Technology Degree in Dental Hygiene?

You must be a graduate of an accredited program in dental hygiene or licensed to practice dental hygiene to enroll in the Dental Hygiene B Tech program.

Will the Bachelor's of Technology degree qualify me for admission to a graduate program?


Will all of my credits transfer?

To accurately determine what courses transfer you must apply to the program and submit official copies of your transcript to the registrar for analysis. As the curriculum of the basic two year program in dental hygiene must meet accreditation standards it is likely that courses required in your two year will transfer. Lower level courses (100 or 200 level ) taken above and beyond your two year curriculum may not transfer as you are required to have upper level courses ( 300 400) for a baccalaureate degree.

How long will it take to complete the program?

Students who enroll full-time may complete the program in two academic years.

Is the program 100% online?

All courses are online. However you must complete a 240 hour internship in your final semester. The internship may be completed at a location close to your residence but it may not be completed at your place of employment. Internships are designed to focus on individual career goals.

How much does it cost to attend?

Information regarding costs can be found on the following webpage: http://www.canton.edu/fin_aid/tuition_fees.html

Susan Willette, R.D.H., Ed. D.
Program Director
Cook Hall