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Dental Hygiene Program

Mission, philosophy and program goals


The VCU Dental Hygiene Program is committed to excellence in education, patient care, service and professionalism. The focus of the program is to prepare future practitioners to deliver health care services in an interdisciplinary, culturally sensitive manner. The mission is to provide an exceptional education to empower students to become lifelong learners devoted to scientific inquiry and service to the local, national and global community.


The following program goals reflect the mission of VCU, VCU School of Dentistry and the Dental Hygiene Program competencies:


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