Dental Programs Overview
Dental hygienists play an important role in public health. Beyond performing exams, cleanings, and other services, registered dental hygienists also lead the way in promoting better oral health practices for patients of all ages. Eastern International College offers two dental academic programs at our Jersey City campus and online to prepare future dental hygienists for this important work. With a mix of hands-on and theoretical instruction, small class sizes, and dedicated faculty, it’s easy to find the right training for your career goals.
A Closer Look at our Dental Programs
Eastern International College’s three-year and completion programs in dental hygiene allow students to enter and advance in the allied health field. Be sure to review the requirements of each program before applying.
Please note this degree program is only available at our Jersey City campus. With additional hands-on and theoretical training, this program includes a broader diversity of topics in dental hygiene and practice leadership than the Associate Degree program. Upon completion, students are prepared to move beyond entry-level positions to work as educators, clinic managers, sales representatives, and more. The 36-month program requires 123 credits, including:
- 45 general education credits
- 78 program major credits
This fully online program was designed for registered dental hygienists who have already earned an Associate Degree. Students receive expanded dental care, leadership, and diversity training, preparing them to move beyond entry-level positions to management, education, sales, and more. The 16-month, quarter-based program requires 180 quarter credits, including:
- 30 general education credits
- 60 program major credits
Please note that students must transfer a minimum of 90 credits to enroll in this program and may transfer up to 74% of total transfer hours. Each class runs for the duration of a 10-week quarter.
Students demonstrate an understanding of concepts including researching alternative resources and funding opportunities, proposal writing, implementing and managing grants, developing community partnerships and collaborations, and becoming knowledgeable in policies and procedures related to public entities.
In addition to these core competencies, students in our Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree and online completion degree programs, graduate with the skills needed to grow a career in the allied health fields. Their coursework promotes a greater understanding of advanced oral health topics, practice management, and serving multicultural populations.
Why Choose EIC?
Eastern International College provides comprehensive training for career-minded students throughout New Jersey. We promote innovative curricula and experiential learning with an emphasis on ethical conduct and critical thinking. Our dedicated faculty members receive continuing education on the latest developments in the field, and students have access to leading-edge technology and a caring student services team. Additionally, every program focuses on in-demand skills, fostering success in a highly competitive job market.
Prepare for a Career in Dental Hygiene
Get more from your education – apply to one of Eastern International College’s dental programs today. To learn more about our programs or campuses, request more information or schedule a campus visit online.