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Overview

A baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene will expand the hygienist’s personal and professional growth, opening the door to opportunities in:

  • Administration and management
  • Research
  • Patient care, including select populations such as senior citizens, children and patients with special needs
  • Public health
  • Corporate sales
  • Education

As licensed health-care professionals, dental hygienists provide a wide range of preventive and therapeutic dental services:

  • Examining teeth and gums
  • Removing stain and plaque
  • Applying fluoride and sealants that protect teeth and prevent decay
  • Bleaching discolored teeth
  • Taking dental x-rays
  • Teaching oral hygiene

Dental hygiene is expected to be one of the fastest growing occupations through the year 2018.

More information on this program can be found in the U of L Undergraduate Catalog: http://louisville.edu/undergraduatecatalog/

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