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The College is now accepting applications and conducting interviews for the Dental Hygiene Class beginning in May 2021.  The College will continue to accept applications even after the class is filled.  We urge you to submit your application as soon as possible.
NOTE: Prerequisite courses do not need to be completed at time of application, however, they do need to be completed by the time the program begins.
To meet with an admissions advisor or schedule a tour of the school please call 801-426-8234 and select the admissions department, or email
We do require a scheduled appointment. The admissions office is open Monday - Thursday, 8-4.

Follow these simple steps to apply:

1. Print out and read Admission Criteria & Process.

2. Fill out the application.

3. Submit Official Transcripts from your high school and any colleges where you completed prerequisite coursework.

(Transcripts can only be counted as "Official" if they are sealed and mailed directly from the institution to the Utah College of Dental Hygiene)*

4. Submit 3 reference forms. They should be submitted directly to our office from an Employer, a Professor (Educator) and a Character Reference (Church leader, family friend, scout leader, etc.).

5. Complete 40 hours of shadowing in a dental office. Then submit the shadowing/observation form. You can still be working on this requirement when you apply.

6. Submit your ACT or SAT score. We do not require a certain score.

7. Mail the application and other application forms to the Utah College of Dental Hygiene, along with a $50 non-refundable application fee.

8.  If you have additional questions, call 801-426-8234 or email us at:

9.  For questions regarding cost of the program or financial aid, refer HERE or email:

If you have taken classes that do not transfer for our prerequisites, or want to petition for certain course transferability - Complete the Petition for Course Transfer form and include a course description/syllabus with the form. 
(Petitions will not be reviewed without description or syllabus attached)

All applicants must be a United States Citizen or be a U.S. Permanent Resident


Note to applicants that fall under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and are applying to attend UCDH:

  • All other application requirements for UCDH must be met (including graduation from high school or GED equivalency).
  • UCDH does not participate in the student VISA program or the SEVIS Program and is not able to accept students who are non U.S. Citizens and/or eligible non-citizens.
  • DACA students are not eligible for financial aid at UCDH.  Please check with the schools financial aid advisor for current eligibility rules.
  • UCDH is not a state agency but a training institution.  Licensing for the profession of dental hygiene is different from state to state within the United States and can change often. Eligibility to practice dental hygiene may affect DACA students and DACA graduates. Please contact the state agency that is in charge of regulating and licensing for the profession of dental hygiene before you apply to UCDH to see if having a DACA status will affect your ability to obtain a license to practice dental hygiene upon graduation. You may find more helpful information at

 Attention: Please check your state license requirements as a misdemeanor or felony may result in denial of a license to practice dental hygiene. 

A Note To Re-Applicants:

If a re-applicant has previously been offered a conditional acceptance / acceptance by UCDH in the past, and declined/withdrew, but the applicant decides to reapply, they will only be considered for alternate positions in the class they apply for.  This also applies to any applicants that have started the program and willfully withdrawn early.

BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS STATEMENT:  Students in the Dental Hygiene program may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious and/or life threatening diseases while providing clinical services at UCDH.  Students are provided with instruction on the mechanisms of disease transmission and other potential risks associated with infectious diseases, including infection control procedures that can be used to potentially reduce the risk of disease transmission.  The instruction on infectious diseases includes those published by national public health agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

After acceptance into the BSDH program, students will be provided with a list of required immunizations, which must be completed prior to matriculation into the program. Contact the admissions department with additional questions -