Dental Hygiene Program Goals and Outcomes
- Students will successfully meet the essential competencies and student outcomes as outlined in the Pierce College Dental Hygiene Student Handbook titled Competencies for Dental Hygiene, the Pierce College Course Outcomes and syllabi objectives.
- Graduates will be prepared to pass didactic and clinical dental hygiene licensing examinations given within the United States.
- Graduates will be prepared to provide quality and evidence-based, patient-centered dental hygiene services.
- Graduates will be prepared to successfully demonstrate the Five Pierce College Core Abilities.
- Using current Standards of Care, clients/consumers will be satisfied with rendered dental hygiene healthcare services.
- Faculty will regularly review curriculum and use evidence-based research as a basis for curricular changes/revisions.
- Faculty will commit to professional development to enhance dental hygiene academic quality, to promote and foster health, and to provide a comprehensive educational environment for successful student learning.
- Faculty, staff, and students will practice collaboratively, collegially, and professionally while interacting with affiliates, healthcare professionals, healthcare teams, and community constituents and organizations.
- The curriculum will provide an academic basis which facilitates articulation with other educational programs and from which graduates may progress toward additional academic advancement.
*The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a program's compliance with the accreditation standards. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs, but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission's policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension 2719.