Dental Hygiene, an undergraduate program within the School of Dentistry and home to 13 faculty and 64 undergraduate students. The accelerated program is integrated with dental and dental therapy curricula and allows students to graduate with their Bachelor of Science degree in three years. The program's goals include preparing highly qualified dental hygiene healthcare professionals who are culturally competent and active in leadership roles in oral health promotion in their communities. A dental hygienist with a bachelor's degree is prepared to assume roles in many different healthcare environments such as general and specialty practices, public schools, government agencies, community health clinics, insurance companies, dental hygiene educational programs, extended care facilities, and in the health products industry.
In their third-edition Writing Plan, faculty members continue to work with common rubrics and calibrate their assessments to facilitate learning transfer. Using an electronic peer review platform, faculty in several courses will use peer feedback assignments in courses at all levels of the curriculum and assess the effect of sequential peer response. The department will also consolidate writing resources in a student facing website.