Last updated on September 6, 2023.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions

Program Size
Program Length
12-24 months
Application Deadline
December 29, 2023
Program Start
August 1, 2024

Program Contact

Jane Walsh Director of Dental Hygiene
1100 Florida Avenue Box 228 New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
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The LSUHSC School of Dentistry (LSUSD) offers a bachelor of science. The program is offered at the dental school in New Orleans and in Alexandria Louisiana housed at LSUA. The dental hygiene program is an integral part of the LSU School of Dentistry. The dental hygiene students provide dental hygiene care as part of comprehensive dental treatment. LSUA students provide care to the local community and friends and family.  Dental hygiene and dental students take classes together, collaborate with each other on the needs of their shared patients, and learn to respect the contributions both professions make to the team concept of dental treatment.

Dental hygiene is regarded as a “people profession.” Possession of the ability to communicate and to provide and obtain cooperation from other individuals is a must. Ability to manage stress and possession of high ethical standards are also considered to be desirable qualities. Those interested in a career in dental hygiene should determine whether they have the commitment and flexibility required to succeed in the dental hygiene program and the profession.



Program Information

Program Type Entry Level
Teaching Method In-Person
Degree Awarded Bachelor
Program Size 38
Program Length 12-24 months
Application Deadline December 29, 2023
Program Start Date August 1, 2024
Credit Hours Required to Graduate 121 Credit hours
Supplemental Application Yes
Supplemental Fee Yes
Accepts International Students No
Supports Student Visa No
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Application Requirements

Required Standardized Tests

  • ACT
  • ATDH

Other Standardized Tests

The ACT and ATDH are required to be considered for admission with a minimum of a 20 composite ACT needed to be successful in the process.  We access super scores.  At this time there is no minimum for the ATDH but that is subject to change.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Requires supplemental application
  • Requires supplemental fee

Prerequisite Instructions

Follow this link for further information on the Supplemental application.

Letters of Evaluation Instructions

2 Letters of Recommendation

Other Requirement Instructions


Follow this link for further admissions instructions.

Additional Information

80 hours minimum of shadowing or working in a dental setting with exposure to dental hygiene is required.