Dental Hygiene

Our mission is to educate men and women who are prepared intellectually, technically, and ethically to meet the oral health care needs and challenges of the future. We are committed to excellence in dental hygiene education, practice, public health, management and research.

Our purpose is to create a learning environment that fosters collaboration, lifelong learning, informed citizens and leaders, and oral health care professionals who provide quality care to diverse populations in a variety of settings.

Dental tools - stock

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Through this accelerated dental hygiene program, students can earn their B.S.D.H. in just three years, versus completing a four-year program.

Master of Science in Dental Hygiene

The M.S.D.H. program prepares leaders in the profession for research, the healthcare industry and academia.

Contact us

We're headquartered on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus:


9-372 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-625-9121
Fax: 612-625-1605

Dental Hygiene 100th Anniversary

We are the only dental hygiene program in the state associated with a dental school. We offer programs at both the baccalaureate and master of science degree levels.

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: