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

Pacific University students, instructors, and practitioners in healthcare profession programs are invited to take part in Toward a Health Presence — a free eight-week online training designed to support stress reduction and resilience.

Rachel Thompson DHS '17 joined the Dentists at Orenco team in Hillsboro, Ore. 

Upcoming Events

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All Day | Friday, April 30, 2021
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All Day | Tuesday, June 1, 2021
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All Day | Monday, July 5, 2021 to All Day | Friday, July 9, 2021
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All Day | Friday, July 30, 2021
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Noon | Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 to 5 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 26, 2021