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Tara Koele

Clinical Instructor


East Hall 120

Phone: (605) 658-5960



Mother of 2 beautiful children. Married for 5 years. Work as a dental hygienist in private practice and as a clinical instructor.

Teaching Interests:

Teaching Scaling and root planings to the USD dental hygiene students. I really enjoy showing them new tricks to use their instruments and teaching them to numb patients. I also enjoy seeing the student's excitement when they strive for accomplishments.

Research Interests:

I haven't ever done any research but I would be willing to try something new to develop my skills.


  • BS, Dental Hygiene, University of South Dakota, 2015
  • BS, Psychology , University of South Dakota, 2011

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Local Anesthetics, South Dakota Dental Board
  • Dental Hygienist, South Dakota State Board of Dentistry
  • Nitrous Oxide , South Dakota Dental Board
  • Dental Hygienist , Iowa Dental Board
  • Local Anesthetics, Iowa Dental Board
  • Nitrous Oxide, Iowa Dental Board