FAQ & COST
We know that you will have questions along the way. Here are some that we get asked quite frequently that might help you on your ever upward journey.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
have a question—see some of our answers below or contact us for further information
How many students apply to the Dental Hygiene program each year?
Approximately 100 applications are reviewed each year for 30 positions within the new class.
What criteria are most important when applying to the program?
It's always important to have good grades in college. Your science grade-point average (GPA) and overall GPA are factored into the review process. To get a full view and understanding of requirements please speak with an Advisor in the Office of Admissions Advisement.
Do I have to have dental assisting experience?
It's very important to know what you're getting into when you choose a career path. We encourage you to have dental experience if you're considering this health professions field.
Does the Dental Hygiene program have a part time option?
No. The program is a "lock-step" design where students are admitted and continue through the program together, as a class. It is an on-campus program and considered full-time.
If I went to a different dental hygiene program and want to earn an advanced degree (baccalaureate degree) is that possible at Weber State?
Yes. We have a degree completion option in which a licensed dental hygienist applies to Weber State University and completes a contract of study with the Dental Hygiene Department Chair, taking upper-division credits to complete a Bachelor of Science degree. For further information, please contact our office.
Why should I choose Weber States Dental Hygiene program?
Weber State University's Dental Hygiene program is the first in the state of Utah. It began in 1975 and has graduated many exceptional dental hygienists and other advanced healthcare professionals.
As a dental hygiene program housed in a university setting, we have many university advantages when comparing our program to others. Our faculty and staff are dedicated professionals who want the best for all students.
What do I do to become a practicing licensed dental hygienist in the state of Utah?
Contact the Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing, they will assist in answering your question.
What do I need to be licensed in Utah?
- Be a graduate from a CODA accredited dental hygiene program
- Pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam
- Pass a clinical board exam that is accepted in Utah
- Pass the local anesthesia exam(s)
What if I still want to know more?
For more information, please contact us at:
Weber State University
DCHP Admissions Advisement Office
3875 Stadium Way, Dept. 3907
Ogden, UT 84408-3907
Marriott Allied Health Building (MH)
Admissions Advisement Office, Room 108
Or visit us at:
Weber State University
Dumke College of Health Professions
Department of Dental Hygiene
3891 Stadium Way, Dept. 3920
Ogden, UT 84408-3920
COST & FEES
below you will find information about our program cost and fees
For 2022-2023, the estimated cost for the two-year AS Dental Hygiene Program is as follows:
- Tuition & fees: $12,000 ($3,000 x 4 semesters)
- Instruments: $3,400
- Loupes: $1,500
- Textbooks: $800
- Uniforms & shoes: $300
- Professional Association Dues: $340
- Exams & licensing fees: $2,000
- Lab fees: $965
Total Estimated Cost $21,305
Total Estimated Cost (with out-of-state tuition) $42,000
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