Dental Hygiene AAS Application

Dental Hygiene AAS Application

Applications MUST be submitted by JANUARY 10th

Submit completed applications to Joni Hale, Program Advisor, Taylor Health Science building room #254.

2015 Application Packet

Before you can apply for the Dental Hygiene Program, you must submit an application for Admission to Dixie State University of Utah.
Applications may be obtained through the Admissions Office. You must include previous college transcripts, high school transcripts or GED test scores, and any other documentation they require.

For more information contact the Dixie State University Admissions Office, (435) 652-7701.

To apply for the Dental Hygiene Program only a completed application packet will be accepted, which includes all of the following:
Be admitted as a student to Dixie State University (Apply for Admissions; see above).

Complete the Dental Hygiene AAS Application Packet.

Official transcripts showing grades for ALL prerequisite classes. (See the Transfer Articulation for questions about transfer credits.)

Confirmation of at least 100 clinical hours documented on the dentist’s letterhead, with the dentist’s signature, and state EXACT hours.

$50 Non-Refundable Application Fee (Paid to the cashiers office).

Completed Background Check. THIS NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED BY THE JANUARY 10TH APPLICATION DEADLINE.
(Please do not wait until the last minute as this can take up to two weeks to complete.)

*All admission policies shall be applied without regard to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, creed, age, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or gender.

Follow the instructions to start your background check and for the Dental Hygiene Code.

Dental Hygiene Instructions

Student Background Checks

As part of our selection process you may be asked back for Round 2 which includes a series of 3 tests.

  • General Dental Knowledge Test
  • Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test
  • Manual Dexterity Test

If selected for Round 2, you MUST make yourself available to come to Dixie State University to take these tests sometime during the first two weeks in February. You will be contacted via e-mail as to the exact dates of testing.

Successfull candidates are admitted according to a point value scale with the following weighted selection criteria:

(Highest to lowest)

  1. Prerequisite GPA
  2. Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test
  3. General Dental Knowledge Test
  4. Manual Dexterity Test

Candidates will be notified of standing by letters emailed to each applicant. If you are accepted as the top 20-24 students into the Dental Hygiene Program the following must be completed by July 1st.

  1. Immunizations (Two-step TB, MMR & booster, TDaP, Hepatitis B (3 shot series), Hepatitis A (2 shot series), and Varicella or Chicken Pox Vaccine.)
  2. Healthcare Provider BLS/CPR with AED training.
  3. First Aid Certification
  4. 5 Panel Drug Screen
  5. $500 Non-Refundable Deposit to secure position in the incoming class.

Individuals should give careful consideration to the mental and physical demands of the program prior to applying. The pressure involved in undertaking the responsibilities of direct patient care should be considered upon applying to the program.

Individuals should understand that many procedures performed by a dental hygienist expose them to blood-borne pathogens requiring strict adherence to infection control protocols. In addition, it is an important educational experience to participate as a patient in pre-clinic and in the pain control lab.

Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure and Accident Forms

Blood Borne Policy