Dental Hygiene Admissions | BridgeValley



Dental Hygiene Admissions

The Dental Hygiene program is a limited enrollment program which admits one class each fall semester.  Due to the unique nature of this program, there are additional forms and requirements to be eligible for admission.

  1. Applicants must complete an Application for Admission to BridgeValley if they are not currently a BridgeValley student.
  2. Applicants must download and complete the BridgeValley Dental Hygiene Program Application for Admission.
  3. Applicants complete 20 hours of dental hygiene shadowing and submit the Dental Hygiene Shadowing Instructions and Form.
  4. Applicants must scan and submit two letters of recommendation to the BridgeValley Dental Hygiene Department by emailing
  5. Applicants must submit an official copy of previous college transcripts to the BridgeValley Admissions Office. 
  6. The following prerequisites must be completed or in progress to be considered for admission to the Dental Hygiene program.
    • BIOL 220 Human Anatomy with Lab
    • BIOL 221 Human Physiology with Lab
    • CHEM 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry (no lab requirement)
    • MATH 111 Math for HealthCare
    • ENGL 101 English Composition I
    • ENGL 102 English Composition II and COMM 100 Oral Communication  - OR -  ENGL 202 Business and Technical Writing
    • PSYC 101 General Psychology
    • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology
    • DENT 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene
    • GNST 102 First Year Experience

Current students enrolled in BridgeValley Community and Technical College will be given first consideration for admission when having the same qualifications as an off-campus student.

Department policies related to bloodborne pathogens, radiation safety, HIPAA and Ethics are available for review at

Dental Hygiene program application, recommendation letters and shadowing verification form are due by January 31st for first consideration for fall admission.