News, Media and Stories | Dental Hygiene

At Pacific, caring for student-athletes is a community affair. Before any football players stepped onto Ledbetter Field for practices, they received care from dental hygiene and optometry students.   
After working as a dental hygienist in a federal women's prison and then as a special assistant to former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Jessica Scruggs ’09 is now operations director for Murthy's nonprofit startup focused on promoting emotional health. 
College of Health Professions students in the schools of Audiology, Dental Hygiene Studies, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies celebrated graduation with family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 12.
The College of Health Professions will present degree candidates from the schools of Audiology, Dental Hygiene Studies, Graduate Psychology, Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant Studies.
They will retain their primary roles while co-directing Pacific's Program in Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (PIPER).
In the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies, serving those in need is a cornerston
College of Health Professions students in the schools of audiology, dental hygiene, healthcare administration and leadership, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies and professional psychology celebrated graduation with family and friends on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Smile Care Everywhere provided more than $185,000 of dental hygiene services to nearly 400 underserved patients in 2015.
Three students in the School of Dental Hygiene Studies design plan to help bridge the gap between obstetric care and dental care for pregnant women at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.
Students in the School of Dental Hygiene Studies look for ways to bring diversity to their chosen profession.

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