NAU Dental Hygiene Department
Vision Accordion Closed
Opening mouths, minds, and hearts.
Mission Accordion Closed
The mission of the Department of Dental Hygiene is to create an environment that encourages excellence and growth.
Values Accordion Closed
Goals Accordion Closed
- Students will successfully meet the competencies and values as outlined in the Dental Hygiene Student Competencies to become competent oral health care providers using health promotion/disease prevention strategies.
- Students will be able to formulate comprehensive oral hygiene care plans that are patient-centered and based on current scientific evidence and evaluate the effectiveness of services provided.
- Students will be able to employ professional judgment and critical thinking skills to identify, assess, analyze and creatively address situations in a safe, ethical and legal manner.
- Student will be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills through actions, oral and written communication, and working with diverse populations.
- Students will demonstrate leadership skills and provide service to the community through health promotion activities and education.
- Students will be able to demonstrate self-responsibility for professional growth and optimum patient care.
Accreditation Accordion Closed
NAU Dental Hygiene Program is granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting” requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation Visit Accordion Closed
The Arizona University Dental Hygiene Department will under go our accreditation site visit on October 20-22, 2020. The public is invited to submit comments relating to this program according to the following policy: Please place all comments in the slot box to the left of the NAU Dental Hygiene clinic door at 208 E Pine Knoll Dr., Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Transparency Accordion Closed
We also value transparency. If you believe we are not in compliance with the commission’s standards or accreditation procedures, you may also lodge a complaint against the program with the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation.
American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
Students, faculty, constituent dental societies, state boards of dentistry, and other interested parties have the right to file a complaint with the American Dental Association Commission on Accreditation. To file a complaint, write to the Commission at the address below. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678 or by calling 1-800-621-8099 extension 4653. Only written, signed complaints will be considered by the Commission; oral and unsigned complaints will not be considered.
A complaint is defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation as one alleging that a Commission-accredited educational program, or a program which has an application for initial accreditation pending, may not be in substantial compliance with Commission standards or required accreditation procedures.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation will review complaints that relate to a program’s compliance with the accreditation standards. Students, faculty, constituent dental societies, state boards of dentistry, and other interested parties may submit an appropriate, signed complaint to the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CDA) regarding any CDA-accredited dental, allied dental or advanced dental education program, or a program which has an application for initial accreditation pending. The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental and dental-related education programs, but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal for treatment received by patients or individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.
Contact the Commission on Dental Accreditation
Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
800.621.8099 or 312.440.4653
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