Licensure & Accreditation

Student Licensure

After completing the Dental Hygiene Program, you must become licensed in order to practice as a dental hygienist. Licensure depends upon successfully completing a written National Board Examination, a clinical regional examination and a written and clinical local anesthesia examination.

For more information on licensure requirements, visit:

Program Accreditation

The WSU Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dental Hygiene Program Accreditation

Accreditation assures students that their dental hygiene education meets the required standards set forth by the ADA Joint Commission and the Department of Professional Licensing for the State of Utah.

The Weber State University Dental Hygiene Program is accredited with no reporting requirements by the American Dental Association Joint Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been since 1975.  Accreditation reviews are on a 7-year cycle.  The last review was 2010 and next, in 2017.

The ADA Joint Commission on Dental Accreditation serves as a resource for accredited dental hygiene education programs and will review complaints that relate to a program’s compliance with the accreditation standards.  The Commission is interested in the sustained quality and continued improvement of dental education programs, but does not intervene on behalf of individuals or act as a court of appeal.

A copy of the Dental Hygiene accreditation standards and/or Commission’s policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 1-800-621-8099, ext. 2719, or the Dental Hygiene program office in the Marriott Allied Health Bldg. RM 475. 

 

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

Commission on Dental Accreditation

The Weber State University Dental Hygiene Program is accredited, without reporting requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (site visit Feb 2010; process completed August 2010).  The WSU

Dental Hygiene Program was accredited at its earliest opportunity following its inception and has remained so to date.  

The next required accreditation process of program self-study and site visit is September 2017.  This Accreditation allows students to be assured that their dental hygiene education program meets the required standards set forth by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation and will afford them the freedom and credentials to apply for licensure and practice of dental hygiene. 

The ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation serves as resource for accredited dental hygiene education programs.  It reviews complaints that relate to a program's compliance with the accreditation standards.  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 individuals in matters of admission, appointment, promotion or dismissal of faculty, staff or students.

 

A copy of the Dental Hygiene accreditation standards and/or Commission's policy and procedure for submission of complaints may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1-800-621-8099, ext. 2719.

The ADA Accreditation Standards are available in the Dental Hygiene Program Department office (WSU Ogden campus, Marriott Allied Health Bldg. rm 475).

 

*As part of the ongoing and upcoming Site visit, the Dental Hygiene Program is soliciting comments regarding the compliance with the accreditation standards.  The program would like to encourage your participation in this process.