UC Blue Ash College

Dental Hygiene Technology Program

At UC Blue Ash College, we are proud to offer the largest and one of the most-established Dental Hygiene programs in the state. The program was created with the founding of our college in 1967 and it continues to be the only Dental Hygiene program offered in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Dental hygiene is an accredited associate of applied science degree program that is designed to prepare students to work as an integral part of a dental team. As licensed professionals, dental hygienists provide a variety of educational and health care services to the public, including cleaning and polishing teeth; applying preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants; exposing and processing radiographs; educating patients in the prevention of oral diseases; instructing patients in home care procedures; removing hard and soft deposits from teeth; providing nutritional counseling; administering nitrous oxide sedation and local anesthesia; and performing other preventive patient services.

Students have direct patient contact in the UC Blue Ash Dental Hygiene Clinic, which is open to the public and provides dental hygiene services, charging only a nominal fee to cover equipment and supplies.

Our growth and success are the result of our ongoing commitment to excellence. We provide our dental hygiene graduates with the knowledge and skills that meet the roles of the profession as a clinician, change agent, administrator/manager, researcher, educator or patient advocate.

Information Sessions

Don't miss our upcoming information sessions to learn more about the Dental Hygiene Program at UC Blue Ash College.

The sessions usually last one to one-and-a-half hours with a tour of the clinic at the end. Each session takes place in Muntz Auditorium Room 119 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Currently we are only offering virtual information sessions, with a virtual tour. Register for your session by following the link associated with your date of choice.

Where It Will Take You

The UC Blue Ash dental hygiene program is structured in accordance with requirements stipulated by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Upon successful completion of the two academic years, graduates are eligible to take national, regional and state written and clinical licensure examinations.

Career-Oriented Program

A variety of employment opportunities exists for dental hygienists: treating patients in private offices; educating future dental hygiene professionals; administrating and planning in health departments; providing patient care in institutional settings, such as long-term care facilities; and providing oral hygiene instruction and care in public school systems. Some of these career options will require a higher degree. Learn about career-oriented programs.

Selective Program Admissions

Due to high demand, program difficulty and other specialized needs, the Dental Hygiene Technology program uses a selective program admission process. The following pages offer detailed information on the program requirements and a path to the application.

Dental Hygiene Program Requirements

Review the minimum criteria and additional requirements that must be met in order to be considered for program admission to the next cohort for the Dental Hygiene Program.

Selective Program Admissions Application

Before you are able to apply through the Dental Hygiene Selective Admission process, you first need to be a confirmed University of Cincinnati student.  The Dental Hygiene Program only has one cohort each year which starts each Fall semester.

The application to join the Dental Hygiene cohort opens the first business day of March and will close the last business day in April, for our Fall admissions. If you are interested in enrolling, and have reviewed all the requirements, apply today.

Non-UC institutional transfer transcripts for the current spring semester cannot be received and processed in time to be considered for selective admission programs.

EFDA Certificate Program

UC Blue Ash College is now accepting students for the new Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Certificate Program that will begin in Summer 2019. This is the only program of its kind offered in Greater Cincinnati! Get the Details on the EFDA Program.

Continuing Education Courses

The Dental Hygiene Technology program also periodically offers continuing education courses to further the education and qualifications of existing Dental Hygienists. Check out the details on our current CE courses.

Estimated Costs of Dental Hygiene Program
Disclaimer: This is an estimate of additional expenses (not including tuition) and is
subject to change. Other costs may be necessary and will be communicated to the Dental Hygiene student in a timely manner.
Items Semester Approximate Costs
CPR Two Year Certification Fall 1st Year $80.00
FBI Background Check Fall 1st Year $72.00
Immunizations, Eye Exam and Dental Exam Fall 1st Year Varies
Standard Uniforms, name tags & Blood Pressure Kit Fall 1st Year $140.00
Uniform Shoes Fall 1st Year $100.00
Instrument Kit Fall 1st Year $700.00
Periodontal Instrumentation Streaming Video Fall 1st Year $100.00
Fundamentals of the Oral Exam DVD Fall 1st Year $30.00
Project Materials Fall 1st Year $150.00
Additional Uniforms Spring 1st Year $100.00
2nd Instrumental Kit Fall 2nd Year $350.00
TB Test Fall 2nd Year Varies
Optional National Board Exam Review Spring 2nd Year $500.00
Dental Hygiene National Board Exam Spring 2nd Year $400.00
CDCA Clinical Board Exam Spring 2nd Year $975.00
CDCA Local Anesthesia Exam Spring 2nd Year $140.00
Diploma Spring 2nd Year $60.00
Applying for a state license (application, fingerprint, background check, pictures) Spring 2nd Year $250.00
Magnification Loupes (NOTE: Loupes are required and can run anywhere from $500 - $1200+ for a good pair that will last well into your dental hygiene
Fall 1st Year $1000.00
New Textbooks (NOTE: when available, buying used
books, eBooks and book rentals may significantly lower the cost of textbooks.)
Non-Tuition Cost Estimate $7,442.00


Contact Information

Dental Hygiene Program
Phone: 513-558-9478
Email: dentalhygiene@ucblueash.edu

Dental Hygiene Clinic
Phone: 513-558-9589

Admissions Office
Phone: 513-558-9988
Email: admissions@ucblueash.edu