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Dental Hygiene

Licensure and Accreditation


Dental Hygienists must complete an accredited university curriculum and pass National, Regional,  and State Board Examinations in order to be licensed to practice. Licensure certifies that the person is qualified to perform the dental hygiene functions permitted in the Louisiana State Dental Practice Act.

The Dental Hygiene Program invites you to speak with our faculty, observe our clinic, and ask any questions about careers in Dental Hygiene.

 The Commission on Dental Competency Assessment / American Board of Dental Examiners. (ADEX/CDCA)  -  Regional Clinical Board Examination


American Dental Association, Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations - National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (non-clinical)



Louisiana State Board of Dentistry - Laws governing the practice of dental hygiene in the State of Louisiana



The University of Louisiana at Monroe Dental Hygiene Program is currently and has been accredited by the American Dental Association , Commission on Dental Accreditation since 1974.