Dental Hygiene

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Gain the skills to keep patients smiling

The B.S. in dental hygiene (B.S.D.H.) at UW provides educational enrichment to students’ established foundations through a cooperative program with Sheridan College. 

Our CODA-accredited program opens new opportunities for students. 

Program Details

Program Requirements

Curriculum & Courses

What is Dental Hygiene?

B.S.D.H. students develop their skills in best dental hygiene practices and learn to professionally educate their patients about oral health through UW and Sheridan College. State-of-the-art equipment is available to all dental hygiene students at Sheridan College for great learning experiences as they prepare for rewarding careers. At UW, dental hygiene students will have the opportunity to engage in advanced coursework led by a distinguished faculty, expanding their knowledge and expertise even further.

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The B.S.D.H. program at UW partners with Sheridan College to make this degree possible! In order to earn a B.S. in dental hygiene through UW, student successfully complete Sheridan College's Dental Hygiene Program.

Are you a future or current UW student and interested in earning a B.S.D.H.?
Check out this video for more information on the admissions process!

Are you a Sheridan College graduate wanting to complete your bachelor's degree at UW?
Contact the Health Sciences Advising Office at (307) 766-3878 or

Students in UW’s B.S.D.H. program typically finish their degree in 4 years. During that time a variety of courses are completed such as Principles of Nutrition, Dental Health Education and Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene. All dental hygiene coursework (classes containing "DHYG") is completed at Sheridan College.

Faculty in the B.S.D.H. program are driven to provide developmental learning opportunities for each student. You can count on your instructors to offer one-on-one time to go over course materials and serve as mentors. Everyone at Sheridan College and UW is supportive, knowledgeable and ready to help train the next generation of hygienists.

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What Can You Do with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene?

Dental hygienists who complete a B.S. can go on to pursue more career opportunities with their additional education. The B.S.D.H. program at UW helps students begin careers beyond the dental office in higher education or public health. 

Dental Hygiene Careers

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Research Assistant
  • Outpatient Care
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Program Instructor
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences


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Dental Hygiene Program Highlights

Students pursue placement in the B.S.D.H. program at UW to access additional career opportunities and provide a wealth of knowledge to patients. Their learning opportunities are supported by the following benefits. 

Smaller Class Sizes

Students receive consistent continued support from faculty throughout their experience at Sheridan College and UW because our classes accommodate collaboration between peers and instructors.

Learning Facilities

Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sheridan College and utilize their own set of dental hygiene equipment. Everyone can gain confidence working with tools that are standard industry-wide. 

Distinguished Scholarships

First-year students at Sheridan College may apply for the Noel Wilkie Dental Sciences Fund, once admitted to UW for the upcoming year.

Undergraduate Research

Students who are completing their pre-dental hygiene prerequisites at UW are welcome to participate in our Pre-Dental Club. The organization promotes connection for volunteering, research, and shadowing.

The UW/Sheridan College relationship will allow me the opportunity to expand my dental hygiene career beyond just clinical practice, giving me more flexibility and upward mobility in my career!

- Former UW Dental Hygiene Student

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Health Sciences Center

Preprofessional Health Advising

Department 3432, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3878