Pre-Dental Hygiene Career Track
Dental hygienists work in a dentist office to assist in patient dental care. Their job is focused on preventative care and overall dental health, cleaning teeth, evaluating gums, and providing fluoride. They don’t need quite as much training as a dentist does, since a dentist performs more intricate dental work.
While pursuing a bachelor's degree at Tennessee Tech, students will follow the suggested career track coursework and engage in related co-curricular activities to prepare for the graduate professional school of their choice.
Most health professional schools and allied health science programs will require academic coursework before students are admitted into the program. Upon completion of your degree from Tech, you will have much of the required coursework completed before applying to dental hygiene programs.
Students pursuing the Pre-Dental Hygiene Career Track typically major in one of the following programs:
- Human Ecology
- Interdisciplinary Studies
Use the button below to explore more about Dental Hygienists' career information and job outlook.
Additional information regarding general academic requirements:
Students pursuing the Pre-Dental Hygiene Career Track participate in the following student organizations. Involvement within these clubs and organizations provide viable experience, networks, and further connects students with their program of study and career goals.
- Chemical Medical Sciences Club
- Food Nutrition and Dietetics Club
- Remote Area Medical Clinic
- Tennessee Tech's Pre-Dental Hygiene Advising
- American Dental Association - Dental Hygiene
- American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)
- American Dental Education Association's Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service - Application
The following is a non-comprehensive list of professional schools Tech graduates attend upon completion of their coursework at Tennessee Tech.