The Dental Hygiene program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is the only program of its kind offered in the state. It offers the educational preparation needed by dental hygienists to provide oral health care and education to the people of Hawaii and the Pacific. The program offers a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. In addition to dental hygiene courses, students take basic science and liberal arts courses, e.g. biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, food science and human nutrition, English, psychology, sociology and speech.
The bachelor of science in dental hygiene offers professional training to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills, as well as a foundation for personal and professional development. The dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association.
Hamilton Library collects in all fields of interest to the department. The Sinclair A-V collection and Reserve Book Room are used by the department. The John A. Burns School of Medicine Library Resource Center is also open to dental hygiene students and faculty. Other collections used by both faculty and students include Tripler Medical Library, and St. Francis Medical Library.
Date compiled: 7/01 Compiler: Paul Wermager