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Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Admissions Information & Application

Persons seeking admission to the Old Dominion University Dental Hygiene Program should follow these steps:

Obtain an Old Dominion University Application:

ODU Application
Office of Admissions
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0050
(757) 683-3685 or toll free 1-800-348-7926

Dental Hygiene Application :

Dental Hygiene Application Package 
Gene W. Hirschfeld
School of Dental Hygiene
Health Sciences Bldg, Room 2011
4608 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk VA 23529
(757) 683-3338

Application Deadline

Applicants must be accepted to Old Dominion University initially. Admission to the University does not constitute admission to the dental hygiene program.

Applicants should apply to the University in the fall preceding the year of intended admission to the dental hygiene program of study.

The Dental Hygiene Program application is due February 1st. Applicants accepted into the program will be notified by April 1st of their status. A $300 non-refundable place keeping fee is required at the time of acceptance.

Due to the specialty nature of the curriculum, dental hygiene courses are offered once per year. New classes are formed in August before the Fall semester begins.

Interested persons are encouraged to attend a Dental Hygiene Information Session which is scheduled monthly to learn about the program.

Information Sessions

Health Sciences Building
Room 2115A at 5pm

Fall 2011 September 15, 2011
October 20, 2011
November 17, 2011
December 8, 2011

Spring 2012 January 19, 2012
February 16, 2012
March 15, 2012
April 19, 2012
May 18, 2012 at 2 pmNOTE: All sessions are on a Thursday from 5-6:30 pm except for the last session of the academic year which is on a Friday at

Other Requirements
As a health care professional/student, you are at an increased risk for contracting blood borne infectious diseases. The School of Dental Hygiene is not responsible for any medical cost associated with you contracting any communicable disease during your education and/or participation in Old Dominion University sponsored functions. If you contract a blood borne infectious disease during your enrollment appropriate health experts will be consulted about your ability to continue to treat patients.

The School reserves the right to require remedial work of any student who does not perform at a level satisfactory for patient care.

All students are responsible for maintaining current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

Students are strongly advised to obtain the hepatitis vaccine.

The University maintains liability insurance on dental hygiene students while enrolled in the School.