Welcome to the USI Dental Hygiene Program
The dental hygiene program at the University of Southern Indiana was the first bachelor degree dental hygiene program in the state of Indiana. We have a long-standing tradition of excellence in dental hygiene education!
Our curriculum 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.
General Disclosure of Program Licensure or Certification Requirements
The Dental Hygiene program prepares indiviudals for employment in the state of Indiana. Individuals must pass the National Board Dental Hygiene examination, a clinical exam, and a state jurisprudence exam in order to be licensed in Indiana. The university has not determined if the program meets licensure requirements in other states.
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: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.