Dental Hygiene Department

Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Department 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.

For additional information on the profession of dental hygiene , visit

American Dental Hygienist’s Association (ADHA)

US Department of Labor      


The MSU Dental Hygiene Program has been granted the accreditation status of approval without reporting requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) based on the 2006 Program review. The next Program site visit by the Commission is scheduled to occur in 2013.


The Midwestern State University Dental Hygiene Program is scheduled for accreditation review October 10-11, 2013. Interested parties may submit comments regarding this program's compliance with the accreditation standards and/or obtain a copy of the appropriate accreditation standards, as well as the Commission’s policy on third-party comments at:            

Commission on Dental Accreditation

211 East Chicago Avenue

Chicago IL 60611

Or by calling 1-800-621-8099 ext.4653


The deadline for receipt of third-party comments in the Commission office is August 9, 2013.  . Comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process.  Comments will be screened by Commission staff for relevancy. Only signed comments will be considered. For comments not relevant to these issues, the individual will be notified that the comment is not related to accreditation and, where appropriate, referred to the appropriate agency. All relevant comments will have signatures removed and will then be referred to the program at least fifty (50) days prior to the site visit for review and response