Apr 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Dental Hygiene Department

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Erik Mutterer, Interim Chairperson
East Hall, Room 120
(605) 658-5960




Ann Brunick, Clinical Dental Hygiene
Beverly Kennedy, Emeritus
Robert Nelson, Emeritus
Debralee Nelson, Emeritus

Associate Professors:

Erik Mutterer, Clinical Dental Hygiene
Carissa Regnerus, Clinical Dental Hygiene

Assistant Professors:

Molly Molencamp, Clinical Dental Hygiene
Lauren Schroeder, Clinical Supervising Dentist
Katie Williams, Clinical Dental Hygiene


Ashleigh Lingo, Clinical Dental Hygiene
Tasha Wendel, Clinical Dental Hygiene
Lasandra Wilson, Clinical Dental Hygiene


Dental Hygiene, B.S.


Dental Hygiene Leadership Certificate

The University of South Dakota Department of Dental Hygiene provides a high quality undergraduate professional education leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. The Dental Hygiene Department serves as a dental health resource for the State of South Dakota. Graduates of the program are professional, competent dental hygienists who are dedicated to improving the health of the public.

Dental Hygiene, A.S. to B.S.

This baccalaureate degree pathway is designed to assist individuals who have graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, or who are currently enrolled, in any dental hygiene program in the United States that is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota. This pathway does not impact or replace the traditional B.S. degree in Dental Hygiene that has been offered at USD for many years. Applicants to this program must show enrollment in or graduation from a CODA-accredited dental hygiene program. Graduation from USD with a Bachelor’s Degree is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all B.S. degree requirements plus an A.S. degree from the CODA-accredited dental hygiene program.


Please contact the department for additional information about available scholarships and awards. Also see School of Health Sciences  for school level scholarships.

  • Dental Hygiene Scholarship
  • Dorothy Francis Yeoman Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Darrell R. & Gretchen Ludeman Scholarship
  • John & Shelly Aesoph Dental Hygiene Scholarship
  • Lonna Wallway Jones Dental Hygiene Scholarship
  • Lulu B. Wheeler-Dental Hygiene Scholarship
  • Scott & Julia Jones Leadership Scholarship
  • Kevin Burr and Leslie Sanders Dental Hygiene Scholarship 
  • SD Dental Foundation Scholarship
  • Stephanie Asheim Young Memorial Scholarship
  • Southeast SD District Dental Society Scholarship


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