2023-24 University Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2023-24 University Catalog

Dental Hygiene, BS

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Program Purpose and Mission Statement

The Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Program provides an educational environment that fosters respect and encourages critical thinking. Its mission is to educate students to become primary healthcare providers who are well prepared to serve the public in multiple roles and who are empowered to become life-long learners.

Upon graduation, students are prepared for entry into the dental hygiene profession and are eligible for state and national exams leading to licensure as a registered dental hygienist, including all expanded functions allowed within the scope of practice for a dental hygienist.


The following are required courses and recommended terms for students attending on the Klamath Falls campus. Please visit www.oit.edu/dentalhygiene for transfer information from other Oregon colleges and for recommended course sequencing for those attending on the Chemeketa Community College campus. Courses marked as “approved elective” may be chosen from the list in the Degree Emphasis list.

Pre-Dental Hygiene

Professional Courses

Sophomore Year

Junior Year



Senior Year




Required DH Program Courses

Program courses required, 9 credits offered multiple terms

Total for a B.S. in Dental Hygiene 183 Credit Hours

Note: All transfer students must abide by the Dental Hygiene Transfer Guide posted on the Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene web page

a Elective selected from an advisor approved list

Electives Approved by the Dental Hygiene Department

Must take 6 elective credits from this approved list.


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