Dental Health Science
"I chose Pacific University's BS Degree Dental Hygiene Program because of the passion for public health it incorporates into the learning experience. We are not only becoming dental hygienists, but community leaders as well."
-Shelby Nickens, Class of 2010
The mission of the School of Dental Health Science at Pacific University is to provide an outstanding education for our students, compassionate care for our patients and exemplary service to the community and the profession.
To create and sustain a reputation of excellence
in education, service and scholarship
that is widely recognized and respected
in both the profession and the community.
1. Prepare dental health professionals for leadership roles in clinical practice, public health, education, research, administration and advocacy.
2. Provide patient-centered care that is culturally appropriate and based on current standards of practice.
3. Foster an environment that promotes discovery, application and dissemination of evidence-based research.
4. Promote a commitment to service through professional association involvement, community partnerships and interprofessional collaborations.
Is Pacific University right for you? The best way to tell is to come for a visit. You can talk with an admissions counselor and find out why those in the program chose Pacific University. Hillsboro Campus Video Tour
Office of Graduate & Professional Admissions
190 SE 8th Avenue, Suite 181
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123