Recognizing that healthcare will continue to evolve in both knowledge and technology, Oregon Tech strives to engender in students a commitment to lifelong learning that will enable them to continually adapt to the changing demands of their profession.
With this goal in mind, the Dental Hygiene program is designed to develop in students critical-thinking skills, self-evaluation, ethical and moral integrity, and a high degree of compassion in patient care. This is achieved through a service learning approach that combines highly effective professional training with hands-on outreach opportunities.
Graduates are prepared to sit for national and regional examinations and to meet qualifications for licensure. Bachelor degree graduates are prepared for post graduate education in dental hygiene and other related fields of study.
Oregon Tech's Dental Hygiene Department offers four dental hygiene programs designed to meet the unique needs of students and the communities they serve.
About the Program
- Since 1970, the original program has been located on the Klamath Falls campus of Oregon Tech. The program is known for its community outreach activities and small student-to-faculty ratio.
- The professional dental hygiene program in Salem is the consummation of a partnership between Oregon Tech and Chemeketa Community College. The inaugural class will graduate in March 2014.
- An 18-month associate degree program in La Grande, Oregon is the result of a unique partnership between Oregon Tech, MODA Health/ODS College of Dental Sciences, and Eastern Oregon University.
- Practicing dental hygienists can complete a bachelor degree in dental hygiene through Oregon Tech's online program.
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Interviews for Fall 2014 Program Entry
Interviews for fall 2014 professional program entry will be held May 9th, 2014. Applicants selected for the interview phase will receive an e-mail invitation with the interview time and location.