Dental Hygiene - Application Information

Changes for the Dental Hygiene Application 2024:

We have a new test! Learn more about the Admission Test for Dental Hygiene (ATDH). You can take the test anytime, be aware it will take four weeks to receive your results, so make sure to factor that into your application timeline.

Students need to get their Dentpin and sign up for the ATDH exam ASAP to make sure you receive test results by mid-April.

ADA System Update April 2024 (revised) 

Steps to Apply to take the ATDH Test:

  • Using the above website link, click on “Get a DENTPIN” (or use an existing one if you have one already). There is no fee to get a DENTPIN.
  • Apply to take the ATDH test 60 days in advance of your application to the program. The DENTPIN is required to apply to take the test.
  • Once you've registered for the test, you can take it at any time.
  • Be sure to schedule the test at least 4 weeks in advance of the application deadline. You will need the ATDH exam score to apply to the program.
  • Exams may be taken at any Prometric Testing Center (Locations in Oregon: Eugene, Bend or Portland)
  • $140 testing fee includes official score reporting to all dental hygiene schools and programs selected at the time of application.

Clinical Observation of a Dental Hygienist is now required for 2024 applications.
Applicants must complete a minimum of eight (8) documented hours of observation of a clinical dental hygienist practicing in either a general dentistry or a periodontal practice setting.

Dental Hygiene Fall 2024 Application Info Packet

Dental Hygiene Fall 2024 Application

Dental Hygiene Fall Sample Application Points Sheet

Dental Hygiene Online Program Admissions/Fee Instructions

Clinical Observation for Dental Hygiene Program Applicants

Work Verification Form

Please sign up for one of the following Mandatory Review Sessions sessions. Please sign up for only ONE review session. If after registering, you need to change, please cancel the original and re-register for the desired session:

2024 Application Information:

2024 Application Opens 2024 Application Closes Notification Date Application Highlights 2024 Program Changes

March 4, 2024

April18, 2024 May 15, 2024

2024 Mandatory Review Sessions Dates: 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 2/29, 3/7

Orientation - June 2024 - Dates to be determined

New Exam see link above.

Clinical Observation -

8 hours w/Dental Hygienist