The curriculum is designed to prepare students as primary preventive oral health professionals licensed to practice dental hygiene. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take national, regional, and state board examinations leading to licensure as a registered dental hygienist (RDH).
The mission of the dental hygiene program is to prepare students to become self-directed primary providers of oral health care services, capable of collaborating with the client and other health care professionals to enhance the client's oral and total wellness.
To effectively implement the program mission, the college and program faculty have made a commitment to:
If you are interested in applying to the VWCC Dental Hygiene program, we encourage you to explore the information links on this page to learn more about the process. Once your application and transcripts have been reviewed, our office can provide academic guidance to help prepare students for possible entry into this program. If you need further assistance, you may contact our office.
Martha H. Sullivan
Administrative Officer for Dental Hygiene, Associate Professor
A.S. - University of Louisville, 1982
B.A. - Mary Baldwin College, 1998
M.S.H.A. - Virginia Commonwealth University, 2001
This program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education, http://www.ada.org/117.aspx.
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