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The Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene is a two-year degree programme recognised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Pakistan. This field of study is well-established in developed countries and is gaining much momentum in developing countries, particularly considering the high rates of oral diseases. 

The programme includes courses in liberal arts (English, sociology and psychology, leadership and management); basic ​sciences (anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, immunology, microbiology and pathology); and clinical sciences (dental hygiene, radiology, community health and dental materials).​

The University encourages young men and women who enjoy working with people, have good interpersonal skills and are interested in prevention of oral diseases to apply and make a career as a dental hygienist​.​​

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Admissions are open for 2021-2022 cycle. ​​The last date for submission of applications is July 28, 2021​.​

Candidates are required to apply online. For assistance in completing the online application, please go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process.

In case you need help in accessing the online application portal, please contact our admission officer at​ admissions.query@aku.edu​.

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum entry requirement is to have Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) in pre-medical subjects i.e biology, chemistry and physics with minimum aggregate of 50% or equivalent. 

Those who have certificates of education other than the Pakistani Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC), may apply provisionally. They will be required to provide an equivalence certificate from IBCC. For details, please go through the ​​Admi​ssion Information​ document.​

​​Career Opportunities​

Dental hygienists have opportunities to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, educational institutions, public health clinics and private dental clinics.​ Additionally, employment opportunities may be available with companies that market dental-related products.

Graduates can use their Associate Degree to pursue undergraduate studies in areas like health sciences, education, research, office management and business administration as career options.

For more information, you can reach us at:​
Office of the Registrar
Medical College​
Aga Khan University
Stadium Road, Karachi 74800
Pakistan​
Tel: +92 21 3486 4410 / 4412

Email: admissions.query@aku.edu​​​

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