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Degree and Accreditation

Following satisfactory completion of all requirements, students are awarded the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Mississippi and are eligible to apply to sit for national and regional board clinical examinations for certification and licensure as registered dental hygienists.

The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission's web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.