Dental Hygiene
Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Department
Due to Legislative mandates, program changes have been made effective for Fall 2015. Please review each page carefully to the left. Contact Health Sciences at 512-223-5700 if you have any questions.

A dental hygienist is a licensed health care professional. Dental hygiene is the science and practice of the recognition, treatment, and prevention of oral diseases. Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program are eligible to work in any number of health care settings such as private dental offices, schools, and nursing homes.

The Program in Dental Hygiene has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) based on the 2012 Program review. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The next Program site visit by the Commission is scheduled to occur in 2019.

The ADA CODA will accept comments from students and patients about our Program. All comments submitted must pertain to the standards releative to the Program or policies and procedures used in the accreditation process. A copy of the Dental Hygiene Educational Standards, the Commission's policies and procedures used in the accreditation process, and the policy on third party comments are available for review.

You may contact the Commission at:

The American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2678

1-800-621-8099 extension 4653 or 1-312-440-4653

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Department Announcements
Reapplication form can be found here for the 2015-2016 Application Period.

Due to legislative mandates, we anticipate curriculum changes in the Fall 2015 Semester. Please check back to this website regularly for updates to admissions processes.
Posted: 12/11/2014 10:29 am

Changes in the Admissions policies and procedures beginning September 1, 2013 include: application packets will only be retained for three years and grades for courses repeated more than twice will not be considered. See information here.
Posted: 07/10/2013 09:34 am

New immunization requirements for Health Sciences students effective 10/1/12.
See Information Here.

New Health Science Drug Screen Requirements for Health Science Students. See Memo Here.
Posted: 10/05/2012 3:29 pm