Dental Hygiene, B.S.

Make a positive impact on the oral health of your community with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Vermont State University. In this unique program, you’ll earn your associate degree after three years of coursework and thorough clinical experience in our on-campus Dental Hygiene Clinic in Williston. The final year of the program is completely online, so you can easily begin your career in the field while finishing up your degree.

Already have an A.S. in Dental Hygiene from another school and want to complete your bachelor's? Our Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Online Degree Completion option is for you.

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Why Study Dental Hygiene at Vermont State?

  • 100% Pass Rate: Prepare for licensure with confidence. Vermont State students have had historically a 100% pass rate on both the National Board and ADEX hygiene examinations for the past three years in a row. Our expert instructors create learning environments that effectively build your knowledge and skill for dental hygiene careers. 
  • On-Campus Clinical Training: Enjoy the convenience of gaining your clinical experience in our 22-chair Dental Hygiene Clinic located right on campus. Beginning in your first semester.
  • Start Earning Early: Start working — and earning — while finishing up your dental hygiene bachelor’s degree. In your fourth year of studies, your courses are completely online and you can complete your work according to your schedule.   
  • High Earning Potential: Enter a field with great pay and job security. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dental hygienists earn a median annual salary of $77,810, and jobs in the field are projected to grow faster than average over the coming years.  

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Sample Courses

  • Bioethics 
  • Clinical Oral Health Practice I 
  • Head/Neck Anatomy, Embryology, & Medical Emergencies 
  • Periodontics 

Meet Our Faculty

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Dental Hygiene Program Co-Coordinator/Assistant Professor

  • Williston Campus

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Student Stories

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“I have always had an interest in education, health, science, and medicine. Dental hygiene embodies all of my interests. I also wanted a career that would allow me to give back to my community. Health disparities are prevalent in every community. In the future, I hope my education can help me to reduce them.” 

Amber Wescott

 “It really stood out to me that 100 percent of the program’s students passed their board exams multiple years in a row. To me, that said that the teachers were amazing and knew how to teach.” 

Sydney Spaulding

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