Application Procedure

Dental Hygiene - Associate of Applied Science
Students who are not accepted into the program must repeat the application process the following year if they want to be considered.


A complete application packet includes the following:
  1. Complete the online Dental Hygiene Application.  It is not necessary to apply to LIT to apply to the Dental Hygiene Program. 
  2. Submit all official college transcripts for colleges/universities attended. It is not necessary to submit transcripts from courses taken at Lamar Institute of Technology.
    Official transcripts must be sent to the Dental Hygiene Application Committee via email at delivered in person to the address below.  For an emailed transcript to be considered official, it must be emailed directly from the college where attended.  
  3. Due to COVID, observation hours have been eliminated.   
  4. Documentation of Dental Assisting experience must be emailed to  Work experience must be documented on the dental office's letterhead and signed by the dentist.
  5. Copy of the Dental Assisting National Board Certification, if applicable, must be current. The certificate must be emailed to
  6. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. No exceptions. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all supporting documents are on file by the deadline.
  7. You will be notified of your application status through email.  You will not receive a letter in the mail. 
Dental Hygiene Observation Form, Dental Assisting experience documentation, and Dental Assisting Certificates can be emailed (dentalhygiene@lit.eduor personally delivered to the following address: 
  Personal Delivery Address
  Dental Hygiene Committee
Multi Purpose Building, Office 218
Lamar Institute of Technology
802 E Lavaca
Beaumont, TX 77705
As a point of information required by Texas HB 1508 and the Texas Occupations Code 58.001, if you are applying for admission to a program that may prepare an individual for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001 and/or if you later decide to change to a program that prepares you for an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001, in accordance with state law, please be advised of the following:
 An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license upon completion of the educational program.
  1. Each licensing authority that may issue an occupational license to an individual who completes an educational program must establish guidelines which state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority.
  2. Local or county licensing authorities may issue additional guidelines related to criminal history.  Applicants should contact their respective local or county licensing authority for more details. 
  3. A person may request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding the personal eligibility for a license issued by a licensing authority under Texas Occupations Code 53.102.
 Applicants are encouraged to review all applicable eligibility requirements related to the respective occupational license.  Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the applicable licensing authority.
NOTE: Due to the volume of applications, an email pertaining to acceptance status are generally emailed by April 30th.  It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that we have a current email address.