Dental Hygiene at the University of Washington
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University of Washington Department of Dental Public Health Sciences

UW Students

What if you are planning to attend the University of Washington or are now a matriculated student at the University of Washington? You have two options:

  1. Enroll in courses at the University of Washington that satisfy the prescribed (prerequisite) courses for another college or university that offers an entry-level dental hygiene program. Then, transfer credits to an accredited dental hygiene program that offers an entry-level program.
  2. Complete a University of Washington bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) with a major related to the basic or behavioral sciences or humanities, then apply to an entry-level dental hygiene program.

A complete list of dental hygiene programs in the USA is found at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association web site (



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