Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BS)—Fast Track

Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene

Location: Worcester
Start Term: Fall

Put your journey to becoming a dental hygienist on a fast track with this specialized program that builds upon your previous education and experience.

Science-based Academics + In-Depth Clinical Experience

This 16-month program at our Worcester campus is designed for transfer students and bachelor’s degree holders. You’ll engage in clinical experiences alongside professional experts in our prestigious on-campus clinic and at community facilities. A year-round program, the Fast Track option gives you the benefit of an immersive education on an accelerated schedule. When you graduate, you’ll hold a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, increasingly the preferred degree in the field, and be eligible for national and regional dental hygiene licensure examinations. The program starts in the fall.

Your Two-Year Journey

As a dental hygienist, you have the power to influence patients’ oral and overall health. The core knowledge and clinical experience you gain by studying at New England’s top college for dental hygiene will provide an excellent foundation for a successful career in a high-demand field.

First-year experience

  • study head and neck anatomy, pathology, nutrition, and healthcare ethics
  • begin a comprehensive exploration into critical areas of dental hygiene, including dental anatomy, embryology, dental radiology, and periodontology
  • explore community oral health and engage in oral health research

Second-year experience

  • continue with the advanced study and practice of clinical dental hygiene
  • study pharmacology and its role in patient care as well as how to manage a dental practice
  • complete a capstone project in dental hygiene leadership

The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS

The MCPHS Worcester campus offers a fast-track BS in dental hygiene over the course of 16 consecutive months.

Doing well while doing good

Professional success and personal satisfaction go hand-in-hand for MCPHS dental hygiene graduates.

Ranked #35 / 100 Best Jobs

U.S. News & World Report ranks dental hygienist as one of the best jobs in 2023

The MCPHS Dental Hygiene Clinical Experience

Work with a diverse patient population from MCPHS and surrounding communities in one of the nation’s preeminent dental clinics.

Discover Dental Hygiene

$78k median salary

for dental hygienists according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. News & World Report


Careers in Dental Hygiene

As the demand for dental hygienists grows, so do the career possibilities.

Other Pathways to a Career in Dental Hygiene

MCPHS offers multiple options for undergraduate and graduate students.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene — Accelerated

Full-time 33-month program on our Boston campus.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene — Predental Track

Full-time 37-month program on our Boston campus.

Master of Science in Dental Hygiene

Part-time or full-time online program.

Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Professions Education

9-credit online program.