Department Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
The Profession of Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygienists incorporate education and prevention with provision of clinical services to ensure delivery of optimal oral care. Individuals interested in the profession should enjoy helping others, display manual dexterity and demonstrate above average communication, interpersonal and decision-making skills.
Dental Hygiene Program
During the final semester of the program, students are eligible to take the Dental Hygiene National Board and the North East Regional Board Examinations. Upon graduation and successful completion of these board examinations, the graduate may apply for and take a state licensure examination.
The faculty members are also affiliated with international, national, state and local professional organizations. They are active in lecturing to dental hygienists and other health professionals at conferences and continuing education courses. The faculty actively participate in course development and student organizations.