Dental Hygiene

Looking Toward a Career in Dental Hygiene?



Dear TSU Campus Community, 

As we come to the end of the academic year, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for working so diligently and adjusting to the operational changes that assured the safety of our students and employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Together we are completing a successful academic year. I thank everyone for your resilience, perseverance, patience, and focus as we navigated through an unprecedented pandemic. TSU will be open and fully operational for the fall 2021-22 academic year. This includes in-person classes and campus operations. Additionally, all residence halls will be open this fall and in-person student activities will resume. At this time, we are planning for administrators and staff to return to full in-person operations in July, and for faculty to return to in-person classes and academic operations on August 9, 2021. We will also present some online options and opportunities, and will further expand our online course footprint. We will continue to enforce the federal and state health and safety regulations to ensure the safety of campus operations. Moreover, in accordance with CDC guidance, we encourage all TSU community members to get vaccinated over the course of the next several weeks. Additional information on the logistics and expectations associated with the resumption of in-person classes and operations will follow in the upcoming weeks. In the meantime, academic Colleges, Divisions, Departments, and Unit Heads have begun the planning process. Our decision to resume in-person classes is in line with the reduction in COVID-19 restrictions by the City of Nashville, and the recommendations of the CDC and state health experts. In addition, millions of individuals throughout the country, including several thousand in Tennessee, have now been vaccinated, and the opportunity exists for everyone else to be vaccinated. Please continue to adhere to safety guidelines and protocols. Again, I appreciate your commitment to ensuring the success of TSU, its students, and the rest of the campus community. 

President Glenda Glover


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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 January 15, March 15, or May 15 of each year.

Degree Completion Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene (Coming fall 2022)

About the Degrees

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Program Details

Admission Requirements