LSUA and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry Unveil Pioneering Dental Hygiene Program
October 18, 2023
LSU of Alexandria and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry have launched the first dental hygiene program in Central Louisiana, housed at an instructional site on LSUA’s campus and offering a two-year Bachelor of Science degree.
“It is no secret that oral health is very important to overall health, but most people do not know that there is a national shortage of dental hygienists. Central Louisiana is no exception,” noted Dr. Trey Carlton, former president of the Central Louisiana Dental Association. “The vision and commitment from LSUA, LSU Health Sciences Center, and our legislators to open this dental hygiene program is providing a huge opportunity for much-needed health care for our community.”
The dental hygiene program adds another dimension to LSUA's diverse degree offerings, giving students access to a level of training that has earned LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry a national reputation for outstanding academic and clinical education.