After completing the three-year Dental Hygiene Program, you must become licensed in order to practice as a dental hygienist. Licensure depends upon successfully completing a written National Board Examination, a clinical regional examination and specific state licensure requirements (such as a written test on state laws or CPR certification).
For more information on licensure requirements, visit:
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA)
- Utah Department of Professional Licensing (DOPL)
The WSU Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Dental Hygiene Program Accreditation
Accreditation assures students that their dental hygiene education meetsthe required standards set forth by the ADA Joint Commission and the Departmentof Professional Licensing for the State of Utah.
The Weber State University Dental Hygiene Program is accredited with no reporting requirements by the American Dental Association Joint Commission on DentalAccreditation and has been since 1975. Accreditation reviews are on a 7-year cycle. The last review was 2010 and now, in 2017.
The ADA Joint Commission on Dental Accreditation serves asresource for accredited dental hygiene education programs and will reviewcomplaints that relate to a program’s compliance with the accreditationstandards. The Commission isinterested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dentaleducation programs, but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as acourt of appeal.
A copy of the Dental Hygiene accreditation standards and/orCommission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtainedby contacting the Commission at 1-800-621-8099, ext. 2719, or the DentalHygiene program office in Marriott RM 475D.