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Program Details

East Tennessee State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree for students interested in dental studies. The program is available to students who have earned an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree and want to expand their options and career choices in their chosen profession. 

The program is available entirely online, for the convenience of students who are unable to meet the rigors and expectations of an in-person classroom schedule. Online classes and curriculum allow students to attend classes wherever is convenient, allowing them to seek higher education without sacrificing their professional or personal schedules in order to do so.

Students in the program will gain expertise in current approaches to support periodontal care and therapy and soft tissue management. They will learn how to meet the need of geriatric patients, children, and other underserved populations who require specialized education. Students will learn about program design implementation and evaluation, pain management, teaching strategies for health professionals and the skills needed to build a dental practice. The program is research and writing based, developing knowledge through oral and written communication as well as developing technology skills that will benefit them as practitioners.


Eligible hygienists must have earned an Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited US or Canadian institution.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges