Welcome to the Department of Dental Hygiene and Medical Imaging

college imageOur programs include:  Associate of Applied Science degrees in Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiography plus a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine Technology.  

The Dental Hygiene Program at Ferris State University is one of the largest programs in the country. Since 1967, the program has enjoyed an outstanding reputation and history at FSU. The Dental Hygiene Program manages a large state of the art dental hygiene clinic on campus. The dental hygiene clinic is open during the Fall and Spring semesters where students refine their clinical skills and treat patients from the local community. As the program moves forward, we continue to provide additional opportunities for clinical experiences at off-campus facilities for our students.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Nuclear Medicine Technology Program and Radiography Program are leading the way in diagnostic imaging.  Once an imaging student is accepted into the professional sequence of the program, the student spends several semesters on campus in our state of the art laboratory facilities. The imaging programs have a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) that allows the programs to share digital images and studies. The PACS provides students firsthand experience with the current technology they will encounter in the hospital. The students refine their technical and clinical skills in simulated hospital settings while on campus. During the final two-three semesters of the program, students are based off-campus for clinical internship.  Ferris State University has partnered with numerous hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout the state to provide high quality clinical instruction during this final internship experience.

We are proud of our programs, facilities and graduates and look forward to seeing you as a student at Ferris State University. Thank you for your interest in the Dental Hygiene and Medical Imaging Programs.

Theresa Raglin, RDH, MEd
Department Head, Dental Hygiene Medical Imaging

Contact Us


Department of Dental Hygiene and Medical Imaging
College of Health Professions
VFS 404
200 Ferris Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231.591.2261
Fax: 231.591.2325