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 seeing actual patients and using 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 utilized by students to help understand the oral condition of their patients.
You can also gain valuable clinical experience through off-campus extern sites such as the Veterans Administration and Klamath Tribes.
You will be involved in different outreach projects to provide education, screenings, and preventive oral care to the community. Recent student-coordinated projects include:
- screening and varnish for preschool-aged children
- free sealant clinics for second and fifth graders
- education and oral health care for high school students and migrant worker families
- free dental care for disadvantaged youth through Klamath Children's Dental Clinic
You will explore expanded careers in dental hygiene in the areas of public health, research, education and administration.