Dental Hygiene


We provide students the skills necessary to function in interprofessional teams, in a constantly changing society.

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Professional Roles for Dental Hygienists

Earning a Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Dental Hygiene from Eastern Washington University leads to exciting career opportunities:


Clinical Dental Hygiene
Corporate Sales and Education
Dental Education
Research
Administrator
Entrepreneur
Public Health

The Mission of the Department of Dental Hygiene is to prepare culturally sensitive future leaders in the dental hygiene profession to provide competent, compassionate care and assume positions of responsibility and leadership in the professional roles of the dental hygienist. The department promotes a positive and rewarding academic environment that fosters innovation and collaboration for students, faculty, and staff.

Be an international model for oral healthcare education that prepares tomorrow’s healthcare leaders who contribute to global research, advocate for change, and transform the profession.

  • The EWU Dental Clinic enables the delivery of the equivalent almost a half million dollars in quality, low cost dental care per year for indigent, low income, and underserved and noninsured populations in the Spokane area.
  • Provides preventive dental hygiene treatment annually for almost 5,084 patients. This past year, services were provided to 1,878 senior citizens, 118 children, 3,088 adults. We saw 1576 public assistance patients and 159 Delta Dental of Washington patients in 2017. We treated 14 Recovering Smiles patients.
  • Provides low cost quality restorative dental services to over 1,126 patients annually.
  • Annually provides high quality caries preventive services through the application of topical fluorides to most dental patients, fluoride varnish to 950 patients, and 41 sealant patients.

Respect

Professionalism

Collaboration

Positive Mindset

Ethics

Lifelong Learning

Innovation

Professional Associations

ADHA

Become a champion of oral health.

ADHA
ADEA

The Voice of Dental Education.

ADEA
ADA

America's leading advocate for oral health.

ADA
WSDHA

"Increase awareness of and access to quality oral health care."

WDHA
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