Dental Work

Fully online course required for student planning to attend Oregon Tech's Dental Hygiene program in Klamath Falls or Salem.

Note: DHE 100 is offered in the fall, winter, and spring. Students applying for admission to the professional program must complete DHE 100 by the spring term prior to their intended start date.

The Introduction to Dental Hygiene includes an orientation to the theory and practice of all aspects of the dental hygiene profession.  The history of dental hygiene, professional organization and career opportunities are discussed.

If you are completing the Pre-Dental Hygiene courses locally and only need DHE 100 follow the application steps below. A separate Transfer application is needed for the Fall term you plan to officially join the Dental Hygiene program.

Application Process

Full admission to Oregon Tech is not required to complete DHE 100. Financial aid is not offered to non-degree seeking students but a payment plan is available. Follow the steps below to get started:

  1. Visit Select Undergraduate then Non-Degree Seeking application.
  2. Select Online Learning for your campus and Pre-Dental Hygiene as your major.
  3. Watch for an email from the Admissions Office about registration.
  4. Register yourself for DHE 100 when registration opens.

Non-degree seeking students do not pay application fees since they are not attending a degree program and are limited to 8 credits per term.

Once registered you are responsible for the tuition and fees. The payment and refund schedule, along with the payment plan application, is located on the Cashier’s Office website. The Academic Calendar details important registration dates and withdraw deadlines.


Coordinate your Financial Aid

If you are currently attending a community college, you may be able to receive financial aid to cover DHE100 tuition and fees along with your other community college courses. To do so, inquire at your financial aid office regarding a consortium agreement with Oregon Tech. Your financial aid office can assist you in filling out the agreement and sending it to Oregon Tech for completion. Please fax consortium agreements to the Oregon Tech Financial Aid office at 541.885.1024. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid office at or call 541.885.1280.

Contact the Admissions Office with questions about the admission process outlined on this page.

Office of Admissions

Contact the Registrar's Office for registration assistance. You must be accepted to the university before you can enroll in courses.

Registrar's Office

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