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University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, California 95211

Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Program at Pacific

Recognizing the ever-increasing need for dental hygienists, Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and College of the Pacific have combined forces to establish the nation’s first 36-month Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.

Pacific has created this unique three-year accelerated bachelor’s program (seven semesters and a summer session) for highly qualified students. In addition to clinical practice, the baccalaureate hygiene degree allows entry into many positions in teaching, research, administration, public health, private industry and other areas of hygiene practice, as well as application for entry into advanced degree programs.

The program is located on the Stockton campus in the Health Sciences Learning Center, a state of the art facility shared with Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology programs, as well as with the School of Dentistry’s newest Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program.

Download a PDF of the introductory brochure.

Program details including admission requirements, curriculum can be found on the Dental Hygiene Program site.

Deadline for Fall Freshman or Spring Transfer applicants can be found on the Admissions deadline and key dates page, but typically:

  1. Freshman admission
    deadline for this program is November 15th with a decision notification of March 15th.
  2. Transfer admission
    deadline for this program is August 1st. with a decision notification of December 1st.