Dental Hygiene Program

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Dental Hygiene Program offers students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Science or a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene in a unique academic environment. Multidisciplinary educational experiences and a robust curriculum will prepare them for careers in private practice, education, business, sales, public health, research and the public sector. Students gain valuable clinical experience in the the dental hygiene clinic and through rotations within the school and at various health care facilities in the area. Opportunities to give back through community outreach are provided and encouraged.  Scholarships and other financial aid are available to dental hygiene students.


The allied education program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 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


To learn more about a career in dental hygiene, please visit the American Dental Association (ADA) Dental Hygienist page.