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The TWU 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.

Welcome to the TWU Dental Hygiene Program

 New! MS Degree Program in Health Studies with focus on Dental Hygiene (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

Texas Woman’s University (TWU) offers a Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene (BSDH) degree in two programs:

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”]. 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. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx.

pre-dental hygiene curriculum is also available for which any TWU student may declare as major. TWU's course - ZOOL 2031/2033 is equivalent to Anatomy I and Physiology I or Anatomy & Physiology I and II.

Where Do Dental Hygienists Work?

As clinical practitioners

  • General dental practices
  • Dental practices that specialize, such as periodontal, pediatric dentistry, and orthodontic practices
  • Community or public health clinics
  • Hospital dental clinics

As educators, researchers, administrators, managers, preventive program developers, consumer advocates, dental sales representatives and consultants

  • Community dental programs
  • Dental public health programs
  • Private health care programs
  • Managed care settings
  • Industry

Some of this information has been reproduced from the ADHA publication "Some Important Facts About the Dental Hygienist." For more info about the Dental Hygiene Profession, visit the American Dental Hygienists' Association.

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