The Dental Hygiene program at Shawnee State University is designed to educate and prepare competent dental health care professionals who are able to be employed in private dental practices or clinics where they provide a variety of oral care services and treatments as well as dental health education, home care instruction and diet and nutritional counseling.
Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program at Shawnee State University earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program is completed in 5 academic semesters that combine classroom, laboratory and clinical experience. All instruction is provided at Shawnee State University. Graduates are eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination as well as state and regional clinical examinations.
The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the American Dental Association – Commission on Dental Accreditation: https://www.ada.org/en/coda
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (ADA CODA) Third Party Comments Solicitation
The program must solicit third-party comments through appropriate notification of communities of interest and the public such as faculty, students, program administrators, specialty and dental-related organizations, patients, and consumers that pertain to the standards of policies and procedures used in the Commission's accreditation process. The accreditation happens every 7 years. The next site visit will be in October 2019. All third party comments are due in the Commission's office no later than 60 days prior to the site visit.