Dental Hygiene (Bachelor Degree) Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

The Dental Hygiene Program offers students the opportunity to:

  1. Provide the public with compassionate and competent dental hygiene care founded on evidenced-based scientific knowledge, as an essential component of comprehensive interprofessional health care and community-based health care.
  2. Demonstrate effective decision-making skills through the use of the critical thinking process.
  3. Explore the complexities of ethical decision-making as it relates to professional expectations and social responsibility.
  4. Commit to leadership, scholarship, and life-long learning to respond to an ever changing healthcare environment and growing profession. 
  5. Utilize oral healthcare technology and effective communication skills for use in the professional and practical arena.
  6. Successfully gain access to dental hygiene licensure in the state of choice by completing the national and regional board examinations.