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Dental Hygiene, B.Sc.

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Idaho Falls, ID, United States
The Dental Hygiene program at Idaho State University helps dental hygienists to integrate knowledge of biomedical, dental, clinical and social sciences to assist individuals and groups in achieving and maintaining optimum oral health.
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The Dental Hygiene program at Idaho State University provides preventive services, preliminary examinations, radiographs, sealants, nonsurgical periodontal therapy, fluoride treatments, and patient education. 

Depending upon individual state laws, the role of the hygienist has expanded to include procedures that are beyond this traditional scope of responsibility, such as the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia and restorative therapy. As a specialist, the dental hygienist is an integral co-therapist in helping consumers prevent oral disease, arrest existing oral disease, and maintain oral health.

Program Goals

The primary mission of the Idaho State University Department of Dental Hygiene is to provide global leadership and scholarship in educating dental hygienists who will improve the quality of health for diverse populations by advancing the delivery systems and science of dental hygiene through interprofessional collaboration while adhering to professional standards.

Pursuant to the broad philosophy and mission statement, the Department of Dental Hygiene seeks to positively impact the education of its students and the delivery of dental hygiene services to the public by fulfilling the following interrelated program goals:

  • Goal 1. Provide quality progressive baccalaureate and graduate dental hygiene education preparing individuals for the future needs of a global society.
  • Goal 2. Increase the visibility of the department and profession through leadership and scholarship.
  • Goal 3. Expand oral health care for diverse populations through interprofessional and community outreach experiences using advanced delivery systems.
  • Goal 4. Enhance resources to support the department mission, vision, and goals.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Dental Hygiene
  • Introduction to the Dental Office
  • Prevention and Management of Dental Emergencies
  • Oral Histology and Embryology
  • General and Oral Pathology
  • Tooth Morphology
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Clinical Dental Hygiene 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

You may need the following:
  • Transcript(s)
  • English proficiency score
  • Copy of Passport
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Application fee is $50

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11470 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    11470 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11470 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • In-State

    3710 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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Living costs for Idaho Falls

  • 680 - 970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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