The Dental Hygiene program combines an outstanding curriculum with the state-of-the-art advantages of the Dental School environment. Small classes, modern clinical facilities, caring faculty members, and innovative curriculum, utilizing on-line educational experiences- all characterize the dental hygiene program. Dental hygiene and dental students work as a team to provide patient care and participate in ongoing research and community service programs.
Students acquire a wide variety of clinical experiences including treatment of emergency, medically compromised, and physically and mentally challenged patients. Various collaborative community service efforts with local, state, and federal agencies afford students opportunities to provide dental hygiene services for special needs populations.
The Division of Dental Hygiene offers a two-phase program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Although most students complete the second phase of the curriculum in two years, a three-year option is available for those who may need a more flexible schedule in order to continue working or to meet family responsibilities. In addition to the traditional bachelor's degree program, the department also offers a degree completion program for registered dental hygienists desiring a bachelor's degree, as well as a Master of Science degree program for hygienists seeking further education.
- Entry Level Program (Bachelor of Science)
- Degree Completion Program (Bachelor of Science)
- Graduate Program (Masters of Science)