Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Program at Midwestern State University.
The Program offers the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree (BSDH). Dental Hygienists are professionals, licensed by your state, who complete extensive educational and clinical preparation in preventive oral health care. They provide a wide range of services and can pursue a variety of career options including clinical, administrative/managerial, education, consumer advocate, research; and change agent.
It is the mission of the Midwestern State University Dental Hygiene Department to
prepare dental hygienists who will provide competent and compassionate oral
health care to individuals as well as communities. To prepare oral health care
providers with strong clinical skills, ethical professional values, and who recognize
and respect diversity of thought in the global community. The role of the faculty is
to facilitate learning and to guide students to their own potential through role
modeling and sensitivity to them as individuals. The department strives to create a
positive and rewarding academic environment that facilitates continued growth and
enrichment of all students and faculty. To encourage an interdisciplinary approach
between dental hygiene and dentistry as well as other health professional
components, the maintenance of high standards of evidence based patient care, life-
long learning and service to the community.