The Department of Dental Hygiene admits students to the bachelor of science degree program following completion of a minimum of 29 semester credit hours of prerequisite and the majority of general education courses.
The dental hygiene program at UH Mânoa is the only one in the state. It offers the educational preparation required by dental hygienists to provide oral health care and education to the people of Hawai‘i, the continental U.S., and the Pacific-Asia region.
Students completing the bachelor of science in dental hygiene qualify for admission to the national and state board dental hygiene examinations for licensure to practice dental hygiene in private, public health and other dental hygiene settings.
The bachelor of science in dental hygiene provides opportunity for students to continue their education. It offers professional training to broaden and deepen knowledge and skills, as well as provides a foundation for personal and professional development and opportunities for admission to graduate work.