Prospective Students

Background Checks for Dental Hygiene Students

Entry Level Students

All students are required to submit FBI and BCI&I background checks. These must be completed by May 30. Background checks are available through Ohio State Office of Human Resources. Information about these services including days/times available, fees, and what to bring with you is available on their website. You can expedite this process by printing and completing the Fingerprint Consent/Webcheck Form.

Send your results to Patricia Gardner, Division of Dental Hygiene, 3082 Postle Hall, 305 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.

Note: Please specify that this is for dental hygiene admissions and that your results should be sent to the address above. Dental hygiene graduates are also completing background checks (yes, you get to do this again in two years) and those records are going directly to the Ohio State Dental Board.

If you are not currently on campus or prefer to have this done elsewhere, check with your local law enforcement agency or use the Ohio Attorney General's web site.

Verification of receipt: Becki Epperly will notify you by email when we have received your background check documentation. If you don't receive this notice within six weeks of requesting your background check, contact Becki at epperly.12@osu.edu.

Out-of-state students: if you are not currently residing in Ohio, contact Patricia Gardner at gardner.92@osu.edu for information.

Master's Degree Students

All students are required to submit FBI and BCI&I background checks. These must be completed by the first day of classes Background checks are available through Ohio State Office of Human Resources. Information about these services including days/times available, fees, and what to bring with you is available on their website. You can expedite this process by printing and completing the Fingerprint Consent/Webcheck Form. If you are living in Ohio but wish to have this done elsewhere you can find a location on the Ohio Attorney General's web site

Send your results should be sent to Rachel Kearney, Division of Dental Hygiene, 3082 Postle Hall, 305 W. 12th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.

Note: Please specify that this is for dental hygiene admissions and that your results should be sent to the address above.

Out-of-state students: if you are not currently residing in Ohio please contact Rachel Kearney at kearney.19@osu.edu for information. 

If you have completed a FBI background check within the year, you are matriculating please contact Rachel Kearney before completing this at kearney.19@osu.edu.