University of Southern Indiana
Dental Hygiene Class

Dental Hygiene

Our dental hygiene bachelor’s degree prepares you for top dental hygiene jobs.

The dental hygiene program at the University of Southern Indiana provides a curriculum which includes informative courses, laboratory and clinical experiences, and community oral health education experiences. This diversity of offerings prepares dental hygiene program graduates to deliver oral healthcare services and education in a variety of practice settings.

As a dental hygiene student in USI's bachelor degree program, you'll get hands-on dental hygiene experience at USI's Dental Hygiene Clinic. A state-of-the-art facility located right on campus, the Dental Hygiene Clinic enables you to work with dental hygiene faculty while providing affordable services for a varied community population, including children and adults.

Get a top-notch dental hygiene degree, and enter a fast-growing job market.

USI's dental hygiene program offers many advantages. While earning your dental hygiene degree, you'll benefit from:

  • Small class sizes with a low dental hygiene student to faculty ratio, ensuring plenty of face time with instructors.
  • Expert faculty who have years of experience in the classroom and in dental hygiene clinical practice.
  • Outstanding community service opportunities.
  • A diverse client population at the Dental Hygiene Clinic.

Dental hygiene employment opportunities are available in private dental practices, public health clinics, schools, hospitals and in research and educational institutions. Graduates from our highly competitive Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program have an outstanding job placement rate and excellent success on licensure examinations.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified dental hygiene as one of the fastest growing professions. Demand for dental hygienists is expected to grow 33 percent in the next decade, as population growth and aging drive up the need for dental hygiene services.

Call USI Admission at 800-467-1965 for more information about our highly competitive dental hygiene program.


University of Southern Indiana
Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs
And the Commission on Dental Accreditation
Seek Third-Party Comments

The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs at the University of Southern Indiana are scheduled for a site visit by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, February 27-March 1, 2018. Accrediting agencies provide an opportunity for third-party comment with respect to the programs scheduled for review. All comments must pertain to accreditation standards relative to the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs and required accreditation policies.

Third-party comments relative to the University of Southern Indiana Dental Assisting and/or Dental Hygiene Programs may be submitted by interested parties such as faculty, students, program administrators, commission consultants, special and dental related organizations, clients and/or consumers. Comments must be received by the commission by December 27, 2017.

All comments submitted must be signed and must pertain only to the standards relative to the Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene Program policies and procedures used in the accreditation process.

For those interested in submitting comments, a copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission on Dental Accreditation at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611-2678 or by calling 1-800-621-8099, extension 4653.

The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's web address is:

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