Southern Illinois University - Dental Hygiene

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Dental Hhygiene

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for dental hygienists is strong. The median salary is $74,000. And US News and World Report lists dental hygienist in the Top 20 of Top 100 jobs.

SIU offers the only dental hygiene bachelor’s degree in Illinois.

We are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

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See what SIU can do for you

Our Dental Hygiene program strives to prepare graduates to enter any one of seven designated roles of the dental hygienist:

We have both a Dental Hygiene Clinic and a Community Dental Center right on campus.

Dental Hygiene Students

Online Option

We also offer a Bachelor of Science Degree completion option, designed specifically for the working dental hygiene professional with an associate degree.

We have continuous enrollment for online students so you can start the program in any semester.

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