Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene (ASDH)

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​.​

Admissions have closed for 2017-2018 cycle. The last date to submit the application was June 5, 2017. ​Please direct your queries at admissions.query@aku.edu

Career Opportunities​

Dental hygienists will have opportunities to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, educational institutions, public health clinics and private dental clinics.

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

​Equivalence Certificate​

All candidates, local and foreign, who have certificates of education other than Pakistan Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC), are required to submit an equivalence certificate of their HSSC from the Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC). Please visit their webs​it​e​ or contact them on the below-mentioned addresses for further details.

Islamabad: Plot no. 25, Street 38, G-10/4, Near Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF), Islamabad.
Tel: +92 51 9330251

Karachi: Karachi Board of Intermediate Education, Bakhtiari Youth Centre, North Nazimabad.
Tel: +92 21 36639878
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