Hygienists provide essential services in the traditional dental office setting. You'll also find them in specialty centers, hospitals, long term care facilities, correctional settings, dental sales, education and even policy-making in community health settings.
As a dental hygiene student, you'll have numerous opportunities outside the classroom for professional development, clinical experience and socializing with other students in the program, including the following:
Our students are eligible to become members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). You'll have opportunities for personal and professional development as a student member.
Before entering the Dental Hygiene program students need to complete prerequisite courses and other requirements. Learn more about eligibility to apply for our program.
Our program admits 32 students each year. Learn more about the criteria we look at when making our student selection.
In addition to traditional clinical settings, you'll find USD graduates in the following areas: