Regis College's dental hygiene program offers both associate's and bachelor's degrees for students who are passionate about helping patients improve and maintain good oral health.
As one of the preeminent dental hygiene programs in New England accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), students receive a strong foundation in biomedical sciences while gaining practical training experience in the state-of-the-art Regis College Dental Center, located in downtown Waltham.
You'll be immersed in the atmosphere of an active dental hygiene practice–100% of Regis dental hygiene students gain real-world experience in our state-of-the-art dental center. After your third year of study, you'll be eligible for licensure as a dental hygienist.
Dental hygienists assess patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, expose dental radiographs, clean teeth, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. Dental hygiene services are a treatment to maintain or increase the overall health, well-being, and functional outcomes for individuals experiencing dental disease.
The Regis College Dental Hygiene program (formerly the Mount Ida Dental Hygiene Program) has exceptional board completion and job placement rates. RDH licensure requires numerous written and clinical state and federal examinations and historically Regis College dental hygiene students have been highly successful.
Externships in the Boston area give our students experience working from veterans to special needs and adolescents. Working with all types of patients before they graduate is a unique experience for a dental hygiene program.Denise Tetreault, RDH MEd – Department Chair, Dental Hygiene