The bachelor of science in dental hygiene at Pacific's Hillsboro Campus is a two-year program designed for students who have completed prerequisite coursework. The program provides a broad educational experience along with technical skills, developed in state-of-the-art facilities. The dental hygiene program provides students with a variety of clinical opportunities, caring for diverse patient populations.

Dental Hygiene Program Highlights

  • Learn from faculty who care deeply about your learning and success
  • Enjoy broad educational experiences that emphasize communication skills, critical thinking, cultural awareness, community service and professional leadership
  • Study in state-of-the-art classroom and clinical facilities at Pacific’s interdisciplinary Hillsboro Campus
  • Work alongside graduate students in physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, professional psychology, pharmacy, healthcare administration, and athletic training
  • Provide care to diverse patient populations in the 16-chair Dental Hygiene Clinic, with an emphasis on providing care for patients with limited access to dental care
  • Complete clinic enrichment experiences in a variety of healthcare settings which include a dental school, public health clinic, community hospital, Indian Health Services dental clinic, managed care clinics and a long-term care facility

 

 

Upcoming Events

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A space to be in community with one another and Student Counseling Center staff for discussion and support.

Pacific University’s College of Optometry and School of Dental Hygiene studies participated in their first overnight interprofessional service trip in The Dalles, Ore. the weekend of April 2-3.

 

The Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute (OHWI) Pacific is providing free access to this online MSBR training for Pacific University health profession students, staff and faculty. The eight-week sessions begin Feb. 9.