At South College, an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program is offered at our Nashville campus designed to prepare you to pursue a career as a Dental Hygienist in under 3 years. Start working toward your future in dental hygiene today.
30 months (full-time)
Available for qualified dental hygiene program applicants
Earn an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in Nashville!
Accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation
Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, and others—is available to those who qualify. To discuss the financial aid options available to help you pursue a dental hygiene associate degree, contact us today.
Earning an associate degree in dental hygiene from South College can help prepare you to enter the dental hygiene field and work as a licensed oral healthcare provider, educator, and clinician. After earning your Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, you can also further advance your education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from South College.
South College’s Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program is designed to develop members of the dental care team who provide patient education and clinical and therapeutic services that support and facilitate the maintenance of oral health. Through comprehensive, evidence-based education, patient-centered clinical care, and community outreach experiences, the South College dental hygiene program can equip future dental hygienists with the skills necessary to reach their potential as a dental healthcare provider.
South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
The Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene program offered at the Nashville campus is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.