Dental Hygiene

We provide students the skills necessary to function in interprofessional teams, in a constantly changing society.


Improving the health and wellbeing of our community

Program Options

Entry-Level Online Masters

Contact Us

Clinic: 509.828.1300

Future Students: 509.828.1317

Eastern Stories

Dental Hygiene Participates in Multicare Fundraiser

The October 14, 2018 Multicare fundraiser, Bridge to Brunch “run for your waffles” was very...

Dental Hygiene Students Celebrate Recovery

Saturday September 29th, 13 dental hygiene students, Professor Lisa Bilich and Clinic Supervisor, Jennifer Hinkle...

EWU Dental Hygiene Educator Testifies

Ms. Sarah Jackson provided testimony at the American Dental Hygienist’s Association (ADHA) House of Delegates...

Meagan Lea, A Future Leader

Ms. Megan Lea, a 2018 graduate of our BSDH program represented the students from District...

Dental Hygiene Students Place 3rd in Nation

EWU Dental Hygiene students Tori A., Veronica S., Tessa H., and Mercedes M. won third...

EWU Dental Hygiene Professors attend Ultrasonic Teaching Sirona-Dentsply Institute

EWU Dental Hygiene Professors Lisa Bilich and Windy Rothmund were invited by Dentsply Sirona to...

EWU MSDH Graduate Presents at ADHA

Lindsay Lundquist, RDH, BSDH (2010), MSDH (2017)was selected to participate in the Dentspply Sirona Graduate...

Dental hygiene students help veterans

The EWU Dental Hygiene Department participated in their eighth consecutive Vets’ Day this year, providing...

Professional Roles for Dental Hygienists

Earning a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University leads to exciting career opportunities:

Clinical Dental Hygiene
Corporate Sales and Education
Dental Education
Public Health

The Mission of the Department of Dental Hygiene is to prepare culturally sensitive future leaders in the dental hygiene profession to provide competent, compassionate care and assume positions of responsibility and leadership in the professional roles of the dental hygienist.  The department promotes a positive and rewarding academic environment that fosters innovation and collaboration for students, faculty, and staff.


Be an international model for oral healthcare education that prepares tomorrow’s healthcare leaders who contribute to global research, advocate for change, and transform the profession.


  • The EWU Dental Clinic enables the delivery of the equivalent almost a half million dollars in quality, low cost dental care per year for indigent, low income, and underserved and noninsured populations in the Spokane area.
  • Provides preventive dental hygiene treatment annually for almost 5,084 patients. This past year, services were provided to 1,878 senior citizens, 118 children, 3,088 adults. We saw 1576 public assistance patients and 159 Delta Dental of Washington patients in 2017. We treated 14 Recovering Smiles patients.
  • Provides low cost quality restorative dental services to over 1,126 patients annually.
  • Annually provides high quality caries preventive services through the application of topical fluorides to most dental patients, fluoride varnish to 950 patients, and 41 sealant patients.




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Become a champion of oral health.


The Voice of Dental Education.


America's leading advocate for oral health.


"Increase awareness of and access to quality oral health care"