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Dental Hygiene Program

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Outstanding Reputation and Excellence in Education

Missouri Southern State University provides an outstanding dental hygiene program with EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATIONand public service.

The program's reputation and examination results attest to the outstanding accomplishment of the MSSU Dental Hygiene program.

  • In 1975, the MSSU Dental Hygiene program opened.

  • The Missouri Southern State University Dental Hygiene Program has been continually accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation since its inception. The most recent CODA site visit occurred in December 2009.

  • In 2007, the program expanded, adding sites in Rolla and Sikeston, to meet the growing needs for preventive oral healthcare of Missourians.

  • In 2010 the program moved into the new Health Sciences building on MSSU campus. 

Our Mission

  • Empower students to become LIFELONG LEARNERS;

  • Facilitate the development of ETHICAL and COMPETENT oral healthcare professionals, who provide patient care to a diverse population utilizing innovative technologies. 

Our Goals

  • Provide QUALITY EDUCATION that reflects best practices in dental hygiene in order to become an ethical licensed, oral healthcare professional.

  • Provide COMPREHENSIVE dental hygiene services to the communities served by Missouri Southern State University.

  • Promote the significance of dental hygiene professional development and COMMITMENT to distance learning.

  • Learn more quick facts about the dental hygienist profession.