Dental Hygienist Career Roadmap

High School

Anytime 9-12th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade


Associate Degree Programs: Please see your selected college.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene program at the University of Minnesota

The dental hygiene program at the University of Minnesota offers an accelerated year-round curriculum so students can earn their baccalaureate degree in three years instead of four.


Dental hygienists are required to complete 25 hours of continuing education every two years.

Explore some continuing education courses, which may include Patient Communication, Management and Treatment of Patients with Special Needs, or Record Keeping.

Advanced Opportunities

After completing a bachelor degree in dental hygiene, you can pursue advanced education and training in graduate school specializing in: