UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, Periodontics/Division of Dental Hygiene at Laredo, Texas
Last updated on September 15, 2023.

U Texas Health San Antonio - Education & Research Center at Laredo

Program Size
Program Length
24 months full time in person study.
Application Deadline
December 31, 2023
Program Start
July 1, 2024

Program Contact

Martha Browning Academic Programs Coordinator

UT Health San Antonio

Periodontics, Dental Hygiene, MC 7904

Attn:  Martha Browning

7703 Floyd Curl Drive

San Antonio, TX 78229


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Our Dental Hygiene Entry Level Laredo program is an extention of our UT Health San Antonio Dental Hygiene Entry Level program.  Students applying for the program need to have completed 60 semester credit hours of prerequisite courses.  42 hours of Texas Core Curriculum and 18 hours of program prerequisites courses.  Courses at the UT Center at Laredo consist of online classes taught by UT Health San Antonio Dental Hygiene faculty.  Dental Hygiene faculty teach at the simulation and radiology labs.  Students who see patients are supervised, monitored and evaluated by on-site dental hygiene faculty at each rotation site.  Students will be required to attend the first 2 weeks of the Junior Fall semester in person at the San Antonio Campus.  Our program prepares students for licensure and entry to the dental hygiene profession through two academic years of upper-level coursework.

Our program, fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, has a philosopy focused on student-centered learning and quality patient care.  Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take national, regional, and state licensing exams.


Program Information

Program Type Entry Level
Teaching Method Hybrid
Degree Awarded Bachelor
Program Size 8
Program Length 24 months full time in person study.
Application Deadline December 31, 2023
Program Start Date July 1, 2024
Credit Hours Required to Graduate 123
Supplemental Application No
Supplemental Fee Yes
Accepts International Students No
Supports Student Visa No
Program Website uthscsa.edu

Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental fee

Prerequisite Instructions

Completion of all dental hygiene school prerequisite courses with at least a grade of C. (2.7GPA)


Letters of Evaluation Instructions

Two letters of recommendation are required.

Other Requirement Instructions

Please see our web-site for additional requirement instructions.

Additional Information

Dental Hygiene faculty will be at the regional campus in person to teach in the Simulation labs and in the clinics in Laredo.