Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Program

Congratulations on your acceptance and decision to attend the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (Fast Track) program at MCPHS. We’re excited that you’ll be joining us in the fall. Before the program begins there are some next steps you’ll need to take to get ready. On this page you will find important information and forms that you will need to begin your studies. We will continue to post program specific information here so please bookmark this page and visit it often.

Next steps for incoming Dental Hygiene students.

The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene has stringent clinical attire criteria which will be reviewed when you arrive for your first day of pre-clinic. In the meantime, here is some preliminary information regarding uniforms, shoes, and socks that you will need to purchase.

Scrubs and warm up jackets will be available for purchase online and/or through Uniforms For America, located in Watertown, MA. Students can purchase approved scrubs (Cherokee Workwear brand only) with designated color from other vendors or suppliers, however the warm up jackets must be purchased from Uniforms For America because of the embroidery requirements.

Further information regarding ordering scrubs will be provided to students before the beginning of the semester. In addition to scrubs, shoes and socks will also need to be purchased. Students are free to choose whatever style they wish as long as they fall within the following parameters.

  • All leather with a full heel/back (slip-ons or shoes with back straps are not acceptable).
  • There should be no nylon, mesh, or cloth on them.
  • Shoes can be only black or white and should have minimal logos and/or additional colors
  • Socks must be high enough to cover exposed skin when clinician is seated. The color of socks is optional.

It is strongly recommended all students have a current eye exam prior to beginning the dental hygiene program. This will be helpful as students are fitted for dental loupes (magnification lenses). If you wear prescription glasses or contacts, you will need to have a copy of your prescription from your eye doctor when placing your order.

The American Heart Association BLS/CPR training for Healthcare Providers must be completed by all students. Online BLS/CPR training is not accepted and a face-to-face/hands-on training course must be completed in order to meet the FSDH program requirements. Students are encouraged to complete this training prior to the beginning of their entering fall semester. If you hold current CPR certification, you will need to provide proof of this by sharing a copy of both sides of your signed CPR card with a course director.