The Dental Hygiene program at Columbus State is designed to prepare graduates for
successful entry into the oral health profession. The dental hygienist is a member
of the dental health team and provides a variety of quality oral hygiene services
including health education, prevention, and treatment of oral disease to a wide variety
The Columbus State dental hygiene program emphasizes the didactic and clinical skills required to meet the ever-changing oral health care needs. Admission to the program is both limited and selective. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the state, regional and national examinations for licensure. The Ohio State Dental Board requires a full FBI background check for initial application for licensure.
In Ohio, licensure from the Ohio State Dental Board is needed for employment.
Dental Hygiene Information Sessions will be held during the spring, summer, and autumn semesters of this year. These are formal information sessions where the students receive the same information, paperwork and application instructions. Each student applying to the program MUST attend one session. The Dental Hygiene packet of application materials is available only at the Information Sessions. Applications to the program are available only at the Information Sessions.
Class of 2024 Application Deadline is January 31, 2022.
Any applications received after 11:59 p.m. will not be accepted for the current application year. No exceptions!
Directions: Students can view either the Narrated PowerPoint or the unarrated version. Once you've completed viewing the PowerPoint, please complete the information session quiz. The quiz will act as your attendance and the student can expect to receive a Dental Hygiene application within 3 to 4 business days after they've submitted their quiz.
Virtual Format: There are two ways you can view the information session, a narrated version, or the PowerPoint.
Directions: Students will only need to view ONE format of the PowerPoint, once you've finished viewing, complete the quiz below. This quiz will act as your attendance to an information session for the Class of 2024 application.
*Important Note: Students need to submit a 2021 information session quiz in order to receive an application. Quizzes from 2020 will not be accepted.*
Important Note Regarding HESI:
Due to the pandemic the HESI format has changed. Please view the flyer below to get started in taking the exam.
Important Note Regarding Applications:
Typically, students receive an application once they've attended an information session; this will not be the case. Upon completion of the quiz you will receive an application by email, please allow for up to one to two business days after you've completed your quiz to receive an application.
To receive an application you must be a student at Columbus with a Cougar ID number and a student email address.
You'll receive the application through your student email, regardless, if you've used a personal email to send in the quiz.
On behalf of the Allied Health Department, we thank you for your patience and hard work!
Programs and Certificates
Columbus State Community College does not guarantee job placement for graduates.
Directions to our downtown campus can be found here.