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Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene program educates men and women who are prepared intellectually, technically and ethically to meet the oral health care need and challenges of the future.

Admissions

Program at a Glance

3
Years
BSDH
Degree
21
Class size
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Dental Hygiene 50-year class reunion
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About Our Program

Our mission is to educate men and women who are prepared intellectually, technically, and ethically to meet the oral health care needs and challenges of the future. We are committed to excellence in dental hygiene education, practice, public health, management and research.

Our purpose is to create a learning environment that fosters collaboration, lifelong learning, informed citizens and leaders, and oral health care professionals who provide quality care to diverse populations in a variety of settings.

We are the only dental hygiene program in the state associated with a dental school. We offer programs at both the baccalaureate and master of science degree levels.

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Through this accelerated dental hygiene program, students can earn their BSDH in just three years, versus completing a four-year program.

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The MSDH program prepares leaders in the profession for research, the healthcare industry and academia.

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Our Division

Our Division of Dental Hygiene is committed to excellence in dental hygiene education, practice, management, and research.

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