Chair of USD Dental Hygiene Leads National Council

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VERMILLION, S.D. -- The chair of the University of South Dakota’s dental hygiene program has been elected to a senior leadership position in a national organization.

Ann Brunick, R.D.H., M.S, is the 2016-2017 chair of the American Dental Education Association’s Council of Allied Dental Program Directors. Its mission is to represent and promote allied dental education within the policies, procedures and activities of the ADEA.

Brunick has led USD’s dental hygiene department since 1996.


USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 205 undergraduate and 73 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 17:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 17 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Michael Ewald
USD News