Mission and Goals


Mission Statement

The mission of the Dental Hygiene Program is to provide an engaging learning environment for the education of oral health professionals who will provide ethical and comprehensive dental hygiene care for the community. The Program will foster the maturation of technical, communication and critical thinking skills in the development of excellent clinicians, oral health educators and lifelong learners. The Program is designed to meet the need of the Community by maintaining a state of the art facility and a curriculum that supports the current standards of  dental hygiene practice.


Program Goals

-The Program will provide the students with engaging educational and clinical opportunities that promote entry level competency in dental hygiene practice.

-The Program will meet the needs of the community and the curriculum will reflect the current standards of dental hygiene practice.

-The Program will provide an accessible educational environment that encourages ethical practice, professional leadership, self assessment, effective communication, critical thinking and lifelong learning.

-The Program will participate in ongoing activities to maintain the standards of accreditation, at the highest level, with the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association

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