Western Kentucky University’s Department of Allied Health, Program of Dental Hygiene offers educational opportunities to qualified men and women who wish to prepare themselves for the responsibilities of professional dental hygiene. Dental hygiene is a profession undergoing change. The impact of technology, consumer needs and expectations, societal changes and the complexity of total oral health care demand highly skilled, well-educated dental hygienists.
The dental hygiene program at WKU is fully accredited by the Council of Dental Education/Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The program has continually refined and expanded its efforts to improve the quality of dental hygiene practice through its graduates.
The online completion degree was designed for students holding an associate degree in an accredited dental hygiene program. The baccalaureate program provides a solid foundation for future personal and professional growth of individuals, preparing graduates to assume responsibility for teaching, research, and leadership.
Those interested in pursuing the bachelor completion in dental hygiene must be a graduate or a future graduate of a dental hygiene program that is accredited through the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation.
It is recommended to contact Lynn Austin firstname.lastname@example.org, Department Head of the Department of Allied Health to discuss curriculum, transfer credit, etc.
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