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Pre-Admission Advising

Dental Hygiene Advising Information

 
Academic advising is provided by faculty of the Department of Dental Hygiene. Potential applicants as well as students in need of advising should call for appointments.

 

All enrolled dental hygiene students are advised to meet with a faculty advisor regarding their progress toward their degree to ensure that all requirements are met at least two semesters before the scheduled graduation date. An application for graduation must be submitted with a degree fee to the Cashier’s Office, QLCSS Room 001. This should be processed during the first three weeks of the semester the student intends to graduate.
 

 

UH Manoa Dental Hygiene Advising Staff

Pre-Admission (Prospective Students)
Programs Advisor



 

Brian Akiyama, BA
Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisor & Admissions Specialist
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Phone: (808) 956-3794
 
Make an appointment
Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Martin Oishi, DDS
Assistant Professor/DH Advisor
Phone:  956-5705
oishim@hawaii.edu
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Pam Sunahara, RDH, MEd
Instructor/DH Advisor
Phone: 956-5706
pshimizu@hawaii.edu

The advisor facilitates successful progress toward degree by assisting students to navigate the academic arena. Clarification of educational goals and alignment toward career preferences accompany discussions of the student's academic pathway. The advisor is available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment. Schedule an appointment online.

 

Enrolled Students
Programs Advisor
Kristine Osada, RDH, BS, MEd
Chair, Department of Dental Hygiene  and Instructor
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Phone: (808) 956-8821
Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Julee Omori, RDH, MPH
Instructor/DH Advisor
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Phone:  (808) 956-4086

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Pam Sunahara, RDH, MEd
Instructor/DH Advisor
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Phone:  (808) 956-5706
Mandatory Health Clearance
Michael Kurihara, BA
Instructional and Student Support
School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Phone: (808) 956-6647

 

COLLEGE-LEVEL EXAM PROGRAM OPTION

College-Level Exam Program (CLEP) exams are a viable option for satisfying course requirements of the Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene programs. Applicants to and students of a SONDH undergraduate dental hygiene program must consult with a SONDH Office of Students Services advisor regarding the use and limitations of non-graded course equivalencies to meet current graduation requirements.
 
Students who successfully pass a CLEP exam will be awarded college credit toward a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree and, therefore, will not need to take the respective required coursework.
 
To schedule an appointment to discuss this option, please contact Brian Akiyama, Pre-Nursing Advisor & Admissions Specialist at (808) 956-3794 or bsdh@hawaii.edu.

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