Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene - Learning Outcomes

The Dental Hygiene program has established the following Program Learning Outcomes. Upon successful completion of the program and as required for licensure, the entry-level dental hygienist will be able to:

  1. Practice professional behavior in the provision of patient care.
  2. Exhibit critical thinking skills through evidence based decision making.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills with diverse populations.
  4. Provide competent oral health care to individuals at all stages of life.
  5. Apply public health promotion skills in a variety of settings.
  6. Recognize the importance of lifelong learning and professional growth and development to maintain competence in an evolving health care system.

Dental Hygiene Pass Rates

From 2011 through 2015, 100% of the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene graduates have passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and 100% have passed a clinical examination. Passage of both examinations is required for licensure and practice.