Dental Hygiene
Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Department

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 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 1-312-440-2500

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Department Announcements
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

Patient Information: THANK YOU for your interest in our Program; the success of our students is directly related to our patient volunteers. We accept most patients but you must be screened to determine the type of cleaning you will need so we can match your needs with our student’s learning needs. If you would like to be a patient, please call our office at (512) 223-5710 to schedule a screening appointment. For related information, please click on the left-side menu item “Patient Information”.
Posted: 09/12/2012 10:17 am