The VCU School of Dentistry Dental Hygiene program requires two years of liberal arts study followed by two years of study focusing on basic and dental sciences, dental hygiene science and theory, community health, and preclinical and clinical experiences. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible for national, regional and state board licensing examinations.

The Dental Hygiene program at Virginia Commonwealth University, which began in 1969, is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The commission is a specialized body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. Visit the commission’s website: http://www.ada.org/en/coda