Barbara DeBois, Chair (Centennial Hall 125)
Associate Professor: Hyde
Assistant Professors: DeBois, Kelley, Young
Professors Emeriti: Crump, Curran, Davis
Mission Statement for the Dental Hygiene Program
The mission of the Midwestern State University Dental Hygiene Department is to prepare dental hygienists who will provide competent and compassionate oral health care to individuals as well as communities. To prepare oral health care providers with strong clinical skills and ethical professional values, and the ability to recognize and respect diversity of thought in the global community. Faculty will facilitate learning and guide students to their own potential through role modeling and sensitivity to them as individuals. The department strives to create a positive and rewarding academic environment that facilitates continued growth and enrichment of all students and faculty. To encourage an interdisciplinary approach between dental hygiene and dentistry as well as other health professional components, the maintenance of high standards of evidence-based patient care, and life-long learning and service to the community.
Programs and Courses