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Thank you for your interest in the programs offered by the Dental Hygiene Department at Metropolitan State University in the College of Health, Community and Professional Studies. We welcome your exploration of our innovative programs and courses uniquely designed to prepare professionals for contemporary dental hygiene and advanced dental therapy practice. Our graduate and undergraduate programs are proudly offered in partnership with Normandale Community College.

The Master of Science in Advanced Dental Therapy (MSADT) program is the first program of its kind in the nation, preparing baccalaureate educated and licensed dental hygienists for the new dental provider role of advanced dental therapy. This nationally groundbreaking program expands the capacity and competency of the dental team and focuses on improving access to essential oral healthcare services.

 The Bachelor of Science program in dental hygiene (BSDH) is designed for associate degree dental hygienists with the professional goal of completing a baccalaureate degree. This program, prepares students for new opportunities in either traditional or non-traditional practice settings such as public health programs, school based programs, research, marketing or sales roles.

A post baccalaureate certificate program is available for baccalaureate educated dental hygienists with an interest in focusing upon contemporary dental hygiene topics.

The faculty, advisors and staff are committed to providing expert education, and support to students preparing to serve the oral health needs of their communities. Please explore our website to learn more about these exciting programs and opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!

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