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Dental Hygiene (B.S.D.H. & M.S.)

Entry-level and B.S.D.H. Post-Licensure online dental hygiene students who have a cumulative 3.30 grade point average and senior standing may complete the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene to Master of Science (BSDH-MS) dental hygiene linked program application. This program allows exceptional undergraduate students the opportunity to take up to 12 credit hours of graduate course work and apply them to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Dental Hygiene (B.S.D.H. & M.S.)


Description


What is Dental Hygiene at ODU like?

Entry-level and B.S.D.H. Post-Licensure online dental hygiene students who have a cumulative 3.30 grade point average and senior standing may complete the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene to Master of Science (BSDH-MS) dental hygiene linked program application. This program allows exceptional undergraduate students the opportunity to take up to 12 credit hours of graduate course work and apply them to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Program Highlights


What makes Dental Hygiene at ODU unique?

  • Program allows students to "accelerate" through the baccalaureate to the master's program using a common 12-hour graduate credit core toward each degree.

  • Students can complete the master's degree while investing less time and money.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Dental Hygienists

$74,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Clinical Research Coordinators

$133,670

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Dental Hygiene at ODU?

DNTH 514:
Educational Concepts for the Health Professional I


This course is designed to explore various educational concepts, principles and methods of teaching for adults. Students will learn to present educational information to a diverse client population, in a variety of settings, in an ethical and professional manner. Topics include, but are not limited to, objectives, planning, implementation and evaluation of instruction; instructional strategies; delivery models; presentation skills; and techniques for communicating health information. |offered fall) Prerequisites: Admission to the dental hygiene program.

DNTH 515:
Research Methods in the Health Sciences


Designed to develop skills in scientific methods, evidence based decision making, levels of evidence, and critical analysis of research findings. Emphasis on types of research, problem selection and hypothesis writing, research planning and design, data collection and measuring techniques, analysis and interpretation of data, research proposal writing and computer application. A written research proposal is required for graduate credit. |offered fall)

DNTH 516:
Administrative Leadership and Professional Development


A study of current trends that influence the profession of dental hygiene including oral health care delivery, manpower, financing mechanisms, quality improvement, third party payers, professional associations, regulatory agencies and legislation. Emphasis is on ethical, political, and legal issues as they relate to the dental hygiene profession. (offered spring) Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Dental Hygiene at ODU?

Students entering the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's of Science Program program in Dental Hygiene should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Complete B.S.D.H.-M.S. Dental Hygiene Linked Coursework Application.

  • BSDH Post-Licensure students submit their application to the BSDH Post-Licensure Online Program Director. BSDH Entry-level students submit their application to the BSDH Entry-level Program Director.  

     

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

ADHA Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program


ADHA’s Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to dental hygiene students and dental hygienists who demonstrate a commitment to advance the discipline of dental hygiene. The call for scholarship applications begin in October of each year. Visit adha.org to learn more.

Next Steps


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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR


Name:

Brenda Bradshaw


Location:

3102 HEALTH SCIENCES BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5150


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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