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For Current UH Manoa Students and Transferring College Students

Program Description

The program admits students to the Bachelor of Science degree program following completion of prerequisite and the majority of general education courses. With the Bachelor of Science degree, the student is prepared to sit for the national board dental hygiene examination (NBDHE) and is eligible for licensure.

Fast Facts

  • Outstanding faculty committed to advancing health care delivery.
  • Cohort program designed to be completed in 3 years.
  • Individual academic advising and support throughout the program.

Program Outcomes

The graduate of the Bachelor of Science program is prepared to:

  • provide comprehensive individualized patient care in a competent, confident, safe, compassionate, ethical and legal manner.
  • integrate evidence-based practice with problem solving, and critical thinking skills to inform clinical judgment and decision making.
  • demonstrate ability to collaborate with patients and other healthcare professionals through effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • ensure personal and professional growth through life-long learning and participation in professional dental hygiene organizations.
  • assess the oral health care needs of the various cultures in the community and develop relevant action plans to be implemented in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • demonstrate clinical skills and didactic knowledge to successfully pass national and regional state board examinations.

Contact

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Brian Akiyama, BA
Pre-Nursing and Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisor & Admissions Specialist

Contact for applicants to the High School Direct Entry in Nursing (HS-DEN), High School Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene (HS-DEDH) program and Bachelor of Science in nursing program.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 201
Honolulu, HI 96822
Ph: 808-956-3794
Fax: 808-956-5977
Email: bsnurs@hawaii.edu (For Nursing)
bsdh@hawaii.edu (For Dental Hygiene)

Schedule an Advising Appointment
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Martin Oishi, DDS
Assistant Professor & Dental Hygiene Advisor

Contact for enrolled dental hygiene students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5705
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: oishim@hawaii.edu

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Pam Sunahara, RDH, MEd
Instructor & Dental Hygiene Advisor

Contact for enrolled dental hygiene students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-5706
Fax: (808) 956-5707

Email: pshimizu@hawaii.edu

Picture of Kristine Osada, RDH, BSDH, MEd
Kristine Osada, RDH, BSDH, MEd
Dental Hygiene Department Chair & Instructor

Contact for applicants to the High School Direct Entry in Dental Hygiene (HS-DEDH) program and Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene program. Also, contact for enrolled dental hygiene students.

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall 200-B
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8821
Fax: (808) 956-5707
Email: kmsato@hawaii.edu

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