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Dental Hygiene Program Information

 

Mission Statement

dental hygiene logoThe mission of the dental hygiene program is to produce competent graduates whose technical skills, acumen and interpersonal communication skills make them an asset to any employer and the community.

Philosophy

The philosophy of the dental hygiene program is to provide a learning environment that allows students to develop to the full extent of their ability, succeed in a competitive work environment and provide a service to the community.

Goal

The goals of the dental hygiene program are to:

  1. Facilitate the development of entry level dental hygienists who possess comprehensive knowledge and skills to render competent professional dental hygiene patient care to the public.
  2. Apply the legal and ethical standards of the practice of dental hygiene.
  3. Develop the ability to critically evaluate scientific literature for use in providing evidence based dental hygiene care.
  4. Exemplify the role of the dental hygienist in the community through clinical enrichment experiences and volunteer activities.
  5. Teach students to seek lifelong learning through continuing education courses on the latest developments in dentistry and medicine.
  6. Foster a commitment of professional development through an active role in professional associations.

The dental hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of approved without reporting requirements.  The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/100.aspx

Our Facilities

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The Lone Star College-Kingwood Dental Hygiene Program is housed in the Dental Hygiene Annex at 23750 FM 1314 in Porter, just 5 miles from the Lone Star Kingwood campus.  The dental hygiene clinic is equipped with state of the art equipment. Students receive instruction in hand and ultrasonic instrumentation, fluorides, non-surgical periodontal therapy, oral hygiene instructional education, digital radiography, current uses of dental materials and dental software technology within the dental setting.

Attend a Dental Hygiene Information Session to find out more

Dental Hygiene Information Sessions are held on Kingwood campus. Please double check the website for specified time and location. If you cannot attend on campus, it is available via an online power point presentation. Attendance is mandatory for all students wishing to apply to the program. Students will receive an access code at each session.

Dates for 2018 Information Sessions

  • June 14, 2018 5:00p.m.  MUS 117
  • July 17, 2018 5:00p.m.   MUS 117
  • August 14, 2018 5:00p.m. MUS 117
  • September 13, 2018 5:00p.m. MUS 117*
  • October 18, 2018 5:00p.m. MUS 117*
  • November 15, 2018 5:00p.m. MUS 117*

*Room is subject to change.

Need Help?

We have made every effort to provide all the information you'll need about the LSC-Kingwood Dental Hygiene program. However, if you do not find the information you need in this Web site, please contact:

 

Deirdre Hall

Healthcare Specialist
Email: LSC-KCDentalHygiene@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1708
Office: 14001 Lockwood Rd. Houston, TX 77044