Dental Hygiene

Looking Toward a Career in Dental Hygiene?



Professor Gary Lee Lewis  

When spring 2021 semester instruction begins on Jan 25, the Department of Dental Hygiene (DH) will offer most courses remotely or online and provide in-person instruction for a small number of courses that cannot be delivered remotely, as is the case for some laboratory and clinical courses. Whether in-person or remote, The department of Dental Hygiene is committed to the values of fostering community, ensuring accessibility, and facilitating deep learning across and beyond the academic curriculum. 

The Dental Hygiene Department and Tennessee State University have prioritized the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff and will implement recommended best practices for limiting exposure to COVID-19 in a campus setting.

 Prof. Lewis

 Gary-Lee A. Lewis BS., RDH., M.Ed.
 Department Chair
 Department of Dental Hygiene
 Tennessee State University
 Clement Hall, Suite 213
 3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard
 Nashville, TN 37209
 615.963.5836 (fax)

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Are You Interested In...? 

  • health sciences?
  • promoting and providing oral health care to all?
  • direct patient care?
  • security of a specialized career?
  • flexible working hours with a wide range of career options?
  • patient education and public health?
  • the potential to earn a great salary?

Dental Hygiene may be the career for you!

Scholarships & Resources for African Americans:

Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene

The Application Deadline for the AAS admissions is due May 15, 2021.

Degree Completion Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene

About the Degrees

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Program Details

Admission Requirements