Mission Statement

The mission of the Dental Hygiene Department is to provide opportunities for the student to reach their greatest potential in the profession of dental hygiene so that they may achieve a sense of dignity, value, and personal worth in the community and in the world of work regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity. Specifically, the purpose of the Dental Hygiene Department is to successfully graduate an individual who is eligible to take and successfully pass the written Dental Hygiene National Board Examination and a clinical regional examination. The departments' focus is on student success through effective teaching practices, in both the didactic and clinical areas. We promote student engagement in the broader community through experiential activities and utilize current scientific knowledge to design and implement learning opportunities based on current professional trends. The dental hygiene program integrates well into the philosophy, mission, and vision of the college. The department embraces community, diversity, innovation, and active learning.