Dental Hygiene (BSDH)

Major

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.

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

Headlines

Celebration of Giving inductee awards

University inducts one new member of 1849 Society and 10 new members of President's Circle.

Dental Hygiene Studies founding director Lisa Rowley stands in program's clinic next to a dental chair

Dental Hygiene Studies founding director Lisa Rowley supports scholarship with gift from her estate.

Graduates toss caps into the air following August Commencement ceremony

Family and friends celebrate the achievements of more than 300 graduate and professional students during August Commencement.

Upcoming Events

Nov
20
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
Hillsboro, Creighton Hall, 514, 516
Nov
27
All Day | Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 to All Day | Friday, Nov. 29, 2019
Dec
6
All Day | Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
Dec
9
All Day | Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 to All Day | Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Jan
6
All Day | Monday, Jan. 6, 2020
Jan
22
12:15 to 1:15 p.m. | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
Hillsboro, Creighton Hall, 514, 516
Jan
27
All Day | Monday, Jan. 27, 2020
Hillsboro