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Program Outcomes - Dental Hygiene AAS

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Dental Hygiene AAS Degree program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Apply evidence-based practice, methodology, and technological practices in the dental field.
  2. Demonstrate and evaluate effective interpersonal and communication skills to interact with diverse population groups and other members of the health care team.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to provide oral health programs to diverse communities and populations to prevent oral disease and promote oral health
  4. Articulate, demonstrate, and evaluate strategies and experiences which promote ethics, ethical reasoning and professionalism.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making skills to provide effective and efficient dental hygiene services and for life-long learning.
  6. Apply the dental hygiene process of care to diverse population groups.

Program Effectiveness Data

For Academic Year 2015/16, PCC student pass rates for those industry examinations for which data is available are given below.

National Dental Hygiene Board:

  • Examination:  22 students tested, 20 students passed (90.00% pass rate)

Western Regional Examining Board:

  • Dental Hygiene Clinical exam: 22 students tested, 22 students passed (100.00% pass rate)
  • Local Anesthesia exam: 22 students tested, 22 students passed (100.00% pass rate)