Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Dental Hygiene program prepares students
to enter the healthcare workforce as entry-level Dental Hygienists who are competent
in the provision of safe, ethical and effective dental hygiene care. The program aims
to provide students with high quality didactic and clinical education in the cognitive,
psychomotor, and affective skills of Dental Hygiene as well as the promotion of life-long
Technology Dental Hygiene program believes the function of the Dental Hygienist is to provide safe and effective Dental Hygiene care to help people retain and improve their oral health for greater quality of life. It is the philosophy of the Dental Hygiene program at LWTech to foster the acquisition of Dental Hygiene skills in a safe learning environment that supports communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, and to promote culturally sensitive, ethical, and compassionate care in the dental workplace.
This program has received accreditation status from the Commission on Dental Accreditation
which allows students, upon graduation, to take the National Board Examination and
the clinical licensing examination in the state where she or he plans to practice.
Clinical experience is provided at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology dental
clinic under the supervision of licensed dentists and licensed dental hygienists.
Additional clinical experience occurs in a variety of off-campus settings located
in the greater Seattle area.
Admission to the Dental Hygiene program is different from admission to other college
programs because students are selected on a competitive basis. This program has additional
application and qualification requirements with application deadlines unique to the
2017 Summer Quarter
March 31, 2017
Dental Hygiene program admissions prerequisites is available in the College Catalog.
For advising please visit West Building, W207 during regular drop-in hours.
Or call 425-739-8300 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.
Monday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Tuesday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Thursday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m
Avg. WA State Salary $92,000/yr
People Employed in WA 5,936
Avg. Wage in King County $48/hr