Graduate of SCC Dental Hygiene Program should be able to:
Qualify for the national and regional examinations required to obtain licensure as a Registered Dental hygienist (RDH) in the State of Washington.
Successfully meet the essential competencies and student outcome as outlined in the Shoreline Dental Hygiene Student Handbook.
Utilizing problem solving strategies and the highest standard of the dental hygiene process of care in the treatment and management of patients in all aspect of dental hygiene practice and expanded duties allow by Washington State practice act.
Evaluate current scientific literature for evidenced-based clinical applications and use evidence based practice and a patient-centered care philosophy in all aspects of dental hygiene practice.
Provide competent dental hygiene care for the child, adolescent, adult, geriatric and medically compromised patients utilizing the dental hygiene process of care. Value diversity, sensitivity in treatment, and interpersonal communication skills utilized as a provider in the delivery and culturally competent care to diverse population groups.
Assess, plan, evaluate and implement community-based oral health programs including disease prevention activities and health promotion.
Demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of their education and dental hygiene careers.
Comply with OSHA, WISHA, and HIPAA Regulations.
Faculty will commit to continual professional development to enhance dental hygiene academic quality, and provide the best and technologically sound educational environment for successful student learning.
Assure access to dental hygiene educational opportunities specifically related to affiliates and community organizations.
Faculty will regularly review curriculum and use evidence-based research as a basis for curricular changes and updates.
Develop and implement a financial plan that sustains the financial health of the dental hygiene program and is aligned with the dental hygiene program's mission and strategic direction.