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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

About Our Program

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/dental/program/about.html

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Our program awards students a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Having a Bachelor Degree in Dental Hygiene will provide more options for job opportunities in the future

Our dental hygiene curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for a student to develop a sound clinical and theoretical foundation for the practice of dental hygiene.

Our graduates are prepared to fulfill the dental hygiene roles as clinician, change agent, educator, researcher, and consumer advocate as put forth by the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

Our students are also trained to place fillings, which is not typically offered at 2-year institutions.

The Dental Hygiene Program is approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) - http://www.ada.org/100.aspx. 

Technology and Simulation

Our simulation lab offers state-of-the-art training for students.

A new clinic was built in 2016.  Technology includes 100% computer-based patient charts, digital x-rays, and intraoral cameras.

In addition to training in the on-campus clinic, students in our program have the opportunities to work in the community, proving oral health care services in schools and the community dental clinics.

How many students get into the program each year?

We accept 24 students each year.  Applications are due beginning of the year and accepted students will start the following fall.