Dental Health, B.S. (Accelerated)


NOTE: No new students will be accepted into this program as of January 2022.

The shortage of dentists has caused the role of the dental hygienist to expand. The accelerated Bachelor of Science in Dental Health at Lewis University will equip dental hygienists to fulfill these additional responsibilities in the field. It will also provide them with the educational foundation they need to pursue new opportunities in dental research, teaching, and providing dental health services in a variety of clinical, educational, and community settings.

CLICK HERE if you are not already a registered dental hygienist and want to explore program information related to this career.

Sample Courses:
  • Current Topics in Dental Hygiene
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Principles
  • Dental Health Presentations
  • Immunology for Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Public Health Practicum
  • Healthcare System Dynamics in the United States
  • Oral and General Pathology
Career Areas:
  • Clinical Research
  • Dental Health/Hygiene Instructor
  • Hospital Dental Clinics
  • Public Health Programs
  • Community Dental Health Programs
  • Dental Health Insurance
  • Dental Materials/Dental Pharmaceuticals
  • Dental Educators for the Medically Compromised

Lewis Offers:

  • Accelerated format designed for working adults
  • Discounted tuition rates
  • Credit Hours can be Awarded for Work Experience and Advanced Training

Admission Requirements

  • Must have an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Dental Hygiene from an accredited institution
  • Must have passed the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam
  • Cumulative transfer GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)

Please note that general education requirements will be determined following transcript review by the Office of Admission.

Applicants who do not meet one of more of the above criteria may apply for provisional admission by submitting a personal statement to the School of Graduate, Professional, and Continuing Education. The personal statement outlines a plan for achieving success in an adult accelerated program at Lewis University.

Please refer to the Office of Admission for general application requirements and specific next steps.

For more information, or if you have any questions about the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Dental Health please contact Angie Caldwell in the Admissions office at or 815-836-5699