The Dental Hygiene Department's mission is to shape the future of dentistry by graduating highly qualified dental hygienists with the knowledge, skills, and values for lifelong learning through excellence in education, patient care, research, community service, public health, faculty, and facilities.
Dental hygienists skills are useful in a variety of settings. Beyond being clinicians in dental offices, dental hygienists employed in public health agencies or community health programs can help assess needs and plan appropriate healthcare programs. In colleges and universities, they can also engage in research and education.1 Our BSDH degree program can help prepare you for the role you want.
WCU Career Services offers dental hygiene career information and career planning advice. Get assistance with everything from resume writing to interview preparation to job leads. While we can't guarantee employment, we can help you prepare to make the most of every dental hygiene career opportunity. It's one-stop support — before and after graduation — to help you advance your education.
Our dental hygienist in Orange County program provides students with opportunities to learn from an expert group of dental hygiene faculty. Our faculty members are affiliated with international, national, state and local professional organizations. They are active in providing advanced education to practicing dental hygienists and other health professionals at international, national, state, and local conferences, and continuing education events. Many of our faculty members have conducted original research and regularly contribute as authors in influential dental hygiene journals.