The Dental Hygiene Bachelor of Science Program at Klamath Falls has a strong history of service learning and innovative educational methods. While in the program, you will have many opportunities to stretch yourself, learn, and grow.
You will learn many of your dental hygiene skills in our campus-based clinic working with licensed dental hygienists and dentists. You will see your own patients and use some of the latest technology in dentistry. Digital radiography, laser cavity detection, oral cancer exams using light fluorescence, and electronic charting are just some of the technologies you'll use to help you understand the oral condition and needs of your patients.
You'll also gain valuable clinical experience through off-campus clinical rotations at the Veterans Administration in White City and the Klamath Tribal Health Clinic in Chiloquin.
Dental public health outreach projects prepare you for work within the community and beyond. Students design and implement oral health promotion programs for the underserved in our own community and beyond our borders.
This program requires one year of prerequisite (pre-dental hygiene) coursework prior to entry into the professional program. Enrollment in the professional program is limited. Enrollment in the pre-dental hygiene courses is open to anyone meeting Oregon Tech admission requirements.
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