The Dental Hygiene program at Sanford-Brown is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary plan of studies, through applied theory and practical applications, to become entry-level dental hygienists qualified for employment in clinical practice and alternative career settings. Students receive training in general education courses, dental sciences, dental hygiene science, dental sciences, and basic clinical education in the scientific principles of dental hygiene practice. The core curriculum is structured to include a lecture component, a laboratory component, and a clinical component. The curriculum includes supervised experiences in a clinical environment which requires competencies completed by the student on a variety of patients. At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and completed their clinical duties are eligible to take the National Board Examination and a Regional Clinical Board Examination and should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as a dental hygienist.
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