The Department of Dental Hygiene awards a Bachelor of Science degree. Admissions criteria and the selection process vary from year to year. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Department of Dental Hygiene or access the department website after October 1 to obtain admissions information for the application year.
Students apply to the program on or before January 15 to be considered for fall semester admission. Students will be notified of their admission status by April 1 of the year of application. All core courses and general education courses MUST be completed by the end of the summer semester of the year of application. If you are transferring to Idaho State University, refer to the Transfer Student section.
Application fee: $50.00
Important Factors to Consider before Applying:
Estimated Expenses: Expenses related to professional programs are often higher than programs not associated with health care disciplines. Therefore, program costs should be considered as part of the decision making process.
Scheduling an Appointment
If you are interested in a degree in dental hygiene, contact Jennifer Sterbentz at (208) 282-3796 or email@example.com to schedule an advising appointment and department tour.
Advising Night is typically held the first Thursday in November each year. please contact the department for specific event dates.
Required Dental Hygiene Courses:
Junior Year - Fall Semester (21 credits)
DENT 3307 Prevention and Management of Dental Emergencies
DENT 3308 Oral Histology and Embryology
DENT 3311 Tooth Morphology
DENT 3312 Head and Neck Anatomy
DENT 3313 Clinical Dental Hygiene I
DENT 3313C Clinical Dental Hygiene I Clinic
DENT 3315 Preventive Dentistry
DENT 3316 Dental Materials
DENT 4408 Ethical and Legal Principles
Junior Year - Spring Semester (19 credits)
PPRA 3314 Basic and Applied Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene
DENT 3309 General and Oral Pathology
DENT 3314 Clinical Dental Hygiene II
DENT 3314C Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic
DENT 3318 Oral Radiology
DENT 3318L Oral Radiology Lab
DENT 3319 Preclinical Restorative Procedures
DENT 3320 Pain Management
DENT 3321 Periodontology
Senior Year - Fall Semester (19 credits)
DENT 4401 Research Methods
DENT 4402 Advanced Periodontology
DENT 4403 Advanced Clinical Theory I
DENT 4403C Advanced Clinical Practice I Clinic
DENT 4411 Application of Restorative Therapies
DENT 4411C Restorative Care I
DENT 4413 Community Health and Special Needs Populations
DENT 4422 Educational Strategies and Applied Methods
Senior Year - Spring Semester (16 credits)
DENT 4404 Advanced Clinical Theory II
DENT 4404C Advanced Clinical Practice II Clinic
DENT 4405 Dental Hygiene Seminar
DENT 4412C Restorative Care II
DENT 4414 Community Outreach Experiences
DENT 4421 Leadership and Health Policy
DENT 4424 Principles of Interprofessional Practice Management
Costs for tuition and general fees at ISU are listed on the Cost of Attendance Page
Will ISU serve students in my state?
ISU is currently working with other states to ensure our programs are authorized to offer eISU courses to the residents of these states. The following table includes a list of states where ISU is Authorized or In Process for obtaining authorization. For states where authorization is Currently Not Feasible, ISU is not able to serve their residents due to the burdensome regulatory requirements of these states. Prospective students may contact their state agency to inquire regarding the possibility of exemption for participation in particular online programs, e.g. where the educational institutions in your state do not offer the type of degree you are seeking.
|Authorized||In Process||Currently Not Feasible
Due to State Regulation
|Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming.||Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.||Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, and Ohio.|
[Please check with your department or program advisor if state authorization is required]
We are happy to accept credits from many schools both in Idaho and across the country. Transfer credits are evaluated using the Idaho State University Transfer Equivalencies. Please see the links below for more information.