Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene Program prepares graduates to perform competently in providing preventive oral care. The program incorporates didactic, clinical, technological, and laboratory teaching approaches throughout the curriculum. The dental hygiene curriculum is a challenging one that provides a “hands-on” approach and incorporates a variety of educational experiences and environments from the traditional classroom to the laboratory and clinic. The dental hygiene clinic is open to anyone seeking preventative oral health care.

Program Office Phone: 201.447.7937
Dental Hygiene Clinic: 201.447.7180
Fax: 201.612.3876

Program Office Location: S-337
Dental Hygiene Clinic Location: S-327

Department Chair: Professor Deborah Cook, RDH,MAEd
Phone: 201-612-5390 

Secretary:  Susan DiSanto
Phone: 201-447-7937  

Full-Time Faculty

Tomira Luchynskyi, RDH,MHSc
Clinical Coordinator
Phone: 201-689-7729 

Denise Avrutik, RDH,MS
Phone: 201-493-3628 

Joanna Campbell, RDH,MA,MA
Phone: 201-493-3627 

Linda Hall, RDH, MS
Phone: 201-689-7616

Program Accreditation

The program for Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements"). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation may be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

If you have a documented disability and believe you may be eligible for accommodations for the Health Professions Admissions Exam, you should contact the Office of Specialized Services (OSS). OSS is located in Room L - 115 of the Pitkin Education Center..

Dental Hygiene Alumni 

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