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Welcome to the USI Dental Hygiene Program

The dental hygiene program at the University of Southern Indiana was the first bachelor degree dental hygiene program in the state of Indiana. We have a long-standing tradition of excellence in dental hygiene education!

Our curriculum includes informative courses, laboratory and clinical experiences, and community oral health education experiences. This diversity of offerings prepares dental hygiene program graduates to deliver oral healthcare services and education in a variety of practice settings.

As a dental hygiene student in USI's bachelor degree program, you'll get hands-on dental hygiene experience at USI's Dental Hygiene Clinic. A state-of-the-art facility located right on campus, the Dental Hygiene Clinic enables you to work with dental hygiene faculty while providing affordable services for a varied community population, including children and adults.

General Disclosure of Program Licensure or Certification Requirements

The Dental Hygiene program prepares individuals for employment in the state of Indiana. Individuals must pass the National Board Dental Hygiene examination, a clinical exam, and a state jurisprudence exam in order to be licensed in Indiana. The university has not determined if the program meets licensure requirements in other states.


The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's web address is:

USI Dental Clinic


Unique opportunities give you an edge in the job market.

USI's dental hygiene program offers many advantages. While earning your dental hygiene degree, you'll benefit from:

Dental hygiene employment opportunities are available in private dental practices, public health clinics, schools, hospitals and in research and educational institutions. Graduates from our highly competitive Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene program have an outstanding job placement rate and excellent success on licensure examinations.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has identified dental hygiene as one of the fastest growing professions. Demand for dental hygienists is expected to grow 33 percent in the next decade, as population growth and aging drive up the need for dental hygiene services.

Call USI Admission at 800-467-1965 for more information about our highly competitive dental hygiene program.

Of graduates are able to obtain employment in a dental office


Shayna Stuffle

Dental Hygiene Class of 2020

Hallie Owen

Student-Athlete and Dental Hygiene Class of 2023

Kaylan Hook

Student-Athlete and Dental Hygiene Class of 2023