Tasha Wendel

Tasha Wendel



East Hall 120

Phone: (605) 658-5960

Email: Tasha.Wendel@usd.edu


I am married and a mother of two. I live in the country outside of Sioux City.

Teaching Interests:

Dental Hygiene. Public Health. Access to Care.

Research Interests:

Access to Dental Care. Mobile Dentistry.


  • MPH, Public Health, University of South Dakota, 2017
  • BS, Dental Hygiene, University of South Dakota, 2009

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Dental Hygiene License


  • USD DH Rural Dental Health Outreach Program, HRSA Rural Health Outreach Program. Grant Role: Supporting. (2018 - 2021)
  • Community Outreach Grant, American Dental Hygiene Association. (2018 - 2018)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2019 Presidential Citation, American Dental Hygienists' Association, 2019
  • National Center for Early Childhood Health and Wellness Dental Hygienist Liaison, Administration for Children and Families, 2019