Licensure and Certification

Satisfactory completion of the professional course work satisfies academic and clinical eligibility requirements to apply for Arkansas licensure and national certification by the American Dental Association. Successful completion of the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and a regional clinical board is required. Health care provider CPR certification is required for all dental hygiene students. CPR instruction is available through the American Heart Association and students must arrange to take a course at their expense.  The course must include instruction on the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and the program does not accept online courses.