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Dental Hygiene Program

Faculty Contact

Cynthia Harding
Dental Hygiene
charding@csi.edu
(208) 732-6722

Overview

The Dental Hygiene program educates students to provide patient dental care to the public. Didactic, clinical and laboratory instruction is designed to develop students into valuable members of the Dental Health Team.

Program graduates may become licensed Registered Dental Hygienists (RDH). RDH use educational theory and methodology to analyze oral health needs. Educational services learned develop promotional strategies and delivery of oral health for individuals and groups. As clinicians, RDH assess, plan, and implement treatments for prevention, intervention and control of oral diseases while practicing in collaboration with other professionals. RHD provide routine patient care and treatment for beginning to advanced stages of periodontal disease.

Prerequisite course work is listed on the CSI website. The program takes students two years to complete and requires admission application. Ten students are selected each year for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program. The College of Southern Idaho's Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Program prepares students for the successful completion of the National Dental Hygiene Exam and the Western Regional Board Exam (WREB) which are administered by the Joint Commission of the American Dental Association.

Career Information

Dental Hygienists

Estimated Costs

Students must be aware of all costs in addition to tuition and fees. These costs are outlined here in Program Expenses.