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Tara VanMeter

Temp Clinical Instructor


East Hall 120

Phone: (605) 658-5963



  • MS, Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, 2022
  • BS, Dental Hygiene , University of South Dakota, 2018
  • AAS in Dental Hygiene, Dental Hygiene, Iowa Western Community College, 2010
  • Diploma, Dental Assisting, Western Iowa Tech Community College, 2001

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Behavioral Health
  • CPR, American Heart Association
  • South Dakota Dental Hygiene License, South Dakota Dental Board
  • Laser Certification Training, Janet Press through PACE
  • Iowa Dental Hygiene License, Iowa Dental Board
  • Local Anesthesia Certification, Iowa Western Community College
  • Nitrous Oxide Certification, Iowa Western Community College

Awards and Honors:

  • Nominee for Belbas-Larson Excellence in Teaching Award, University of South Dakota, 2021