Can I go to school for Dental Hygiene with a DUI charge?
I go to court next week for DUI charge, and just got accepted to go to school for dental hygiene. Since I need to provide a criminal background check, will the DUI prevent me from being able to start classes?
Best Answer :
It will depend on what state you live in. Each state has its own licensing requirements for dental hygienists.
I strongly recommend that you check with your state licensing board before going to school. If you have only one DUI and it is not a terribly serious case (for example, if no one got hurt), I cannot imagine you will have any problems. But it makes sense to check first. Your school can probably help you contact the right people in your state, but I have also placed some information for you in the Source. Good luck!!
Other Answer(1) :
The guy who finished first in my dental school class came into school with a DUI.