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

May
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All Day | Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Hillsboro
Jul
4
All Day | Monday, July 4, 2022 to All Day | Friday, July 8, 2022
Hillsboro
Jul
29
All Day | Friday, July 29, 2022
Hillsboro
Aug
1
All Day | Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 to All Day | Friday, Aug. 5, 2022
Hillsboro
Aug
12
7 to 8:30 p.m. | Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Aug
15
All Day | Monday, Aug. 15, 2022
Hillsboro

Headlines

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.

The Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene Program will have an accreditation site visit in March 2022. The Commission on Dental Accreditation will accept third-party comments in advance of this site visit through Jan. 10, 2022.

Danielle Hobbs received award at August commencement

Danielle Hobbs ’21 received the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award from the Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies.