Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Dental Hygiene Program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Practice ethically and professionally dental hygiene services that are legally delegated in the state of North Carolina, including possessing such employability skills as teamwork, communications, integrity and professionalism, problem-solving and decision making, initiative and dependability, information processing, adaptability and lifelong learning, and entrepreneurship.
  2. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive dental hygiene care for individuals at a variety of levels of periodontal health.
  3. Initiate and assume responsibility for health promotion and disease prevention activities for diverse community-based populations through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.