Letter to Prospective Applicants

Dear Prospective Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in pursuing an education in dental hygiene at the Howard University College of Dentistry. The information enclosed should be very helpful in answering questions you might have about the dental hygiene profession and the dental hygiene program.

The dental hygienist is a valuable member of the dental health team whose major responsibilities involve preventing oral disease through patient education, removing deposits from the teeth, exposing radiographs (x-rays), applying fluoride and sealants, administering local anesthesia, and nutritional counseling. Opportunities for employment include working in a private dental office, state or federal government agencies, public and private schools, industry, dental product sales, and dental hygiene education.

The faculty and staff at the Howard University College of Dentistry Department of Dental Hygiene have devoted their career to educating each student to achieve the goal as a dental hygienist.

The dental hygiene program at the Howard University College of Dentistry is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation a division of the American Dental Association, and is recognized by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association as an accredited Dental Hygiene Institution.

Again, thank you for considering Howard University College of Dentistry Dental Hygiene Program for your educational career goals.

Sincerely,

The Faculty
Howard University College of Dentistry
Department of Dental Hygiene