Dental Hygiene

  • Bachelor of Science

In-Person Plus at:

  • Williston, VT

In Person Plus programs are In Person with options for cross-campus classes and flexibility for remote study.

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and make a difference in the health of your community. Through this program at Vermont State, you’ll earn your associate degree after your first three years of coursework and clinical sessions in our Dental Hygiene Clinic in Williston. You’ll then complete the final year of the bachelor’s program online, making it easy to work in the field while you complete 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.

Why Study Dental Hygiene at Vermont State?

  • Hands-on clinical education right on campus: Your clinical education will take place in our 22-chair Dental Hygiene Clinic on the Williston campus.
  • 100% pass rate for ADEX Clinical Board Examination: Our low student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll get personal attention to excel in your courses and prepare for licensure exams.
  • Work while you learn: The fourth year of the B.S. in Dental Hygiene program is fully online, making it easy to begin working in the field while taking your education from associate to bachelor’s level. 
  • High earning potential: Dental hygienists earn a median annual salary of $77,810, with 11% job growth in the field expected from 2020-2030 — which is faster than average.*  

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Financial Aid for Dental Hygiene Students

Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable degree in Dental Hygiene to students across Vermont and Beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.

Jobs in Dental Hygiene

At Vermont State, you’ll gain leading-edge skills for Dental Hygiene jobs throughout the program.

Dental hygienists work in general and specialty dental practices, in community health agencies, and in schools, cleaning teeth and evaluating and educating patients about oral health — which is linked to overall wellness, too.

Gain outstanding training and experience via our 22-chair Dental Hygiene Clinic on the Williston campus. You can also gain a head-start entering the field while you complete your final year online.

Student Stories

“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, ’21 
A photo of Amber Wescott, a young woman with long blonde hair wearing a black shirt and square glasses smiling