A Career in Dental Hygiene
A bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from USI provides a world of career opportunities.
Dental hygiene has been identified by The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as one of the fastest growing professions and is expected to grow 30% in the next 8 years. Due to population growth and an aging population, dental hygienists are needed to meet the increased demand for dental care that exists in the United States.
Dental hygienists can serve in the role of clinician, educator, researcher, administrator, marketing manager, consumer advocate, and consultant. A dental hygienist interested in the clinical role may be employed in private dental practices or clinics, schools, public health clinics, hospitals, or correctional institutions.
The Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Southern Indiana provides a curriculum which includes didactic courses, laboratory and clinical experiences, and community oral health education experiences. This diversity prepares graduates to deliver oral health care services and education in a variety of practice settings. The curriculum is delivered in state-of-the-art facilities and uses a variety of learning resources and information delivery methods.
The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.