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Dental Hygiene Program

Dental Hygiene Program Mission and Purpose

The Mission of the LMU-DH Program is to develop competent oral health care providers who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to humanity.

The Mission of the LMU-DH Program is achieved by:

  • Graduating competent Registered Dental Hygienists. 
  • Providing a values-based learning community as the context for teaching, research, patient care, and services. 
  • Improving the oral and general health of the people within the Appalachian region and beyond. 
  • Focusing on enhanced access to oral health care for underserved communities. 
  • Investing in quality academic programs supported by superior faculty and technology.
  • Embracing compassionate, patient-centered, and person-centered oral health care values diversity, public service, and leadership as an enduring commitment to professionalism and the highest ethical
  • Facilitating the growth, development, and maintenance of graduate dental hygiene education. 

Hygiene students working

Lincoln Memorial University Dental Hygiene Program Goals

  1. Provide dental hygiene students with a quality education that integrates evidence-based knowledge and skills in general education, biomedical science, dental science, dental hygiene science, and basic clinical education necessary to become competent dental hygiene practitioners.
  2. Provide an environment that promotes and supports research and scholarly activity in education and oral health care.
  3. Provide high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care for our patients while improving access to oral health care in the region through the practice of our graduates. 
  4. Address the oral health needs and improve access to oral healthcare in the region through continuing dental hygiene education and community service efforts.