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Who is the Dental Hygienist?

  • Member of the oral health care profession who provides treatment to prevent and control dental caries (cavities) and periodontal diseases (gum diseases)
  • Instructs patients on methods to improve and maintain optimal oral health
  • Uses the "RDH" designation which stands for Registered Dental Hygienist and assures patients that he or she has completed a nationally accredited dental hygiene education program
  • Passed a state or regional clinical examination and a national written examination
  • Received a state license to provide preventive oral health care services and patient education

Dental Hygiene Programs

MS Degree Program in Health Studies with focus on Dental Hygiene

Program available only to graduates from an accredited dental hygiene program with dental hygiene license. Visit the Health Studies website: www.twu.edu/health-studies/masters-online-program.asp

BS Degree in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) degree in two ADA Accredited programs:

pre-dental hygiene curriculum is also available for which any TWU student may declare as major.

Dental Hygiene Clinic needs patients

The TWU Dental Hygiene Clinic is seeking patients with inflamed (red and tender) gums. Free screenings for potential patients are required. More Information.

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