A bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene from USI provides a world of career opportunities. 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.
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 33% in the next 10 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.
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.