Last updated on January 25, 2023.

Loma Linda University

Program Size
Program Length
21 months
Application Deadline
June 1, 2023
Program Start
September 25, 2023

Program Contact

Esther Forde Asst. Dean, Admissions and Student Affairs
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry Prince Hall, Room 5501 Loma Linda, California 92350
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Dental Hygiene is an undergraduate program focused on preventive oral health services and continuing care.  The purpose of the program is to develop dental hygienists who are prepared to practice professionally and are ready to adapt to future changes in the field of dentistry.  The hygienist works in association with the dentist in private practice offices, industrial organizations, schools, hospitals, and local, state or federal public health services and the armed forces.         

Email: or call 909-558-4621.



Program Information

Program Type Entry Level
Teaching Method In-Person
Degree Awarded Bachelor
Program Size 42
Program Length 21 months
Application Deadline June 1, 2023
Program Start Date September 25, 2023
Credit Hours Required to Graduate 117 quarter units + pre-requisites
Supplemental Application Yes
Supplemental Fee Yes
Accepts International Students No
Supports Student Visa No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

No standardized tests are required for this program.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental application
  • Requires supplemental fee

Prerequisite Instructions

GPA of 3.0 or higher in science courses is recommended
AP Science prerequisite courses are not accepted
A grade of "C" or higher is required to meet LLUSD requirements
Science courses must be completed within Five (5) years of admission

Letters of Evaluations Instructions

2 Letters of Recommendation to be included with the DHCAS application and 1 Spiritual Leader Recommendation with the LLU Supplemental Application.

Other Requirement Instructions

Admission Requirements

  • Proficiency in verbal and written English
  • 20 hours minimum of observation/shadowing
  • Dental assisting experience is strongly recommended.
  • Three letters of reference: employer or dental professional, pre–professional committee or science professor uploaded with AADSAS application. A spiritual leader reference letter should be submitted along with the LLUSD supplemental application.
  • A formal interview (by invitation only).
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended.