Dental Hygiene

About Us

The Department of Dental Hygiene building

The Department of Dental Hygiene offers a unique program in Idaho which provides quality educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate dental hygiene students.

The first class of eight students was accepted in the fall of 1961. Since that time, the program has expanded to accept 30 students in each of the two professional classes. A graduate program resulting in a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene began in 2005.


The fundamental philosophy of Idaho State University Department of Dental Hygiene is threefold. First, its members are committed to excellence in all academic endeavors. Second, the program is progressive in instituting ongoing changes to prepare for the future of dental hygiene. Third, as a component of the university's primary emphasis area, the program serves statewide and regional needs by providing access to quality education in the discipline as well as meeting the employment demands and oral health needs of the public.





Department of Dental Hygiene in the News


Community members gathered at Idaho State University's Reed Gym on Saturday for the annual 'Stand Down.' KPVI was there and talked with organizers of the event and some people who were there to get a little extra help. "I'm on a fixed income and sometimes I can't afford a lot of the things that they supply here," says Carson Clark.


Contact Us

Department of Dental Hygiene
Idaho State University
921 South 8th Avenue Stop 8048
Pocatello, ID 83209
Office:(208) 282-3796
Fax: (208) 282-4071

Department of Dental Hygiene
Division of Graduate Studies
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8048
Pocatello, ID 83209-8048
Office:(208) 282-2482
Fax: (208) 282-4071


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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