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, to include possessing employability skills (interpersonal skills and teamwork, communications, integrity and professionalism, problem solving and decision making, initiative and dependability, information processing, adaptability and lifelong learning, 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.