Regis College to Continue Mount Ida College Dental Hygiene Program

June 6, 2018 Updates:

CODA Accreditation

The transfer of sponsorship application was submitted to CODA at the end of May. They are in the process of reviewing the documents and we hope to hear from them by the end of the month.

Enrollment and Course Registration for Former Mount Ida Students and Admitted Members of the Mount Ida Class of 2022

Students who have completed their necessary paperwork may secure their spot in the Regis Dental Hygiene Program by submitting an enrollment deposit through our online payment system here.

Course schedules will be sent to enrolled students in late July.  Regis is committed to keeping schedules as consistent as possible with the Mount Ida schedule. (Note: Students in the Class of 2022 will receive their schedules during July’s Orientation program.)


Members of the Class of 2022 are expected to attend the July orientation program on July 16 and 17.

Members of the  Mount Ida Classes of 2021, 2020 and 2019 are invited an Orientation Session on the Regis campus in late August. More information about the programming for this date will be posted in the coming weeks. 

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is working on all packages. If you have not added Regis to your FAFSA or sent us a copy of your Mount Ida Financial Aid award, please do so.   


If you have any questions,  or wish to confirm receipt of your paperwork, please continue to reach out!  We will continue to send updates throughout the process and we look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Regis College has reached a pending agreement with Mount Ida College and the University of Massachusetts to continue the entire dental hygiene program, including the pre-dental hygiene program, the associate degree program and the bachelor degree program. The agreement is contingent on approval by the Board of Higher Education and the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The agreement will provide critical educational continuity for all students currently enrolled in these programs at Mount Ida. In addition, Regis will enroll first-year students in a new pre-dental hygiene class for the fall 2018 semester.

“We are delighted to be able to continue these superb programs as part of Regis’ portfolio of health science programs,” said Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN, president of Regis College. “We are grateful to UMass for allowing us to use the Mount Ida campus facilities for the next academic year and we look forward to welcoming Mount Ida students, faculty and staff.”

Under the agreement, dental hygiene courses and clinics will continue on the Mount Ida campus for the 2018-19 academic year and the public dental clinic will continue to operate. Student housing will be provided by Regis, with shuttle service to classes. The pre-dental hygiene courses for first-year students will be offered on the main Regis campus. Beginning in the fall of 2019, the program will be operated entirely on the Regis College campus.

Current Mount Ida Dental Hygiene students, admitted Mount Ida Dental Hygiene students in the Class of 2022, and interested first-year students may contact Dean of Enrollment Laura Bertonazzi at or 781.768.7060 for application and enrollment information.

Regis will also be hosting a Dental Hygiene Welcome Day on Wednesday, May 16 at the Regis campus for interested students and their families between 5-7 p.m. Campus tours will be offered every half hour and admission staff will be available to answer any questions.

An expedited application form specific to current Mount Ida students may be downloaded here:

Mount Ida Students | Undergraduate Admission | Regis College
Regis offers rolling admission with priority enrollment to former Mount Ida College students