Dental Hygiene

Looking Toward a Career in Dentistry?

Is Dental Hygiene the Right Career for You?


  • health sciences?
  • promoting and providing oral health care to all?
  • direct patient care?
  • security of a specialized career?
  • flexible working hours with a wide range of career options?
  • patient education and public health?
  • the potential to earn a great salary?

Dental Hygiene may be the career for you!

                                        TSU FACULTY AND STAFF CELEBRATE GIVING WITH ‘SWEET TALK’

Word & Johnson Sweet Talks 2019

Each area achieved 100 percent participation in the university’s annual faculty and staff giving campaign, which raises money to benefit TSU students.
The event, which took place Feb. 14 on the Avon Williams Campus, provided an opportunity for campus employees to enjoy delicious pastries and discuss the importance of supporting students beyond the classroom.

Rosalyn Word, a faculty member in the Department of Dental Hygiene and a co-chair of the faculty and staff annual giving campaign, expressed excitement about the effects of increased giving in dental hygiene.

                                                                                                     Department of Dental Hygiene Faculty 

“One of the things that we have been able to do in the Department of Dental Hygiene is to establish a dental hygiene academic scholarship. The first year we were able to award one $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student,” Word said. “This year we were able to award two $1,000 scholarships to our dental hygiene students. I am really excited about that initiative, and we hope to be able to carry this legacy on, and keep this scholarship going."

For more information about how to participate in the campaign, call (615) 963-2936.

Degree Programs

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Dental Hygiene

Degree Completion Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Dental Hygiene

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