Nationally accredited: Accreditation by American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA)
Faculty experts: Instructors have a combined 200+ years of experience working as hygienists and dentists
Hands-on training: Students gain real-world clinical experience at the dental hygiene clinic at the University of Washington School of Dentistry
Cohort learning: Students build a lasting network with a tight-knit peer group of trainees
Scholarships: Program-specific funding available through the Foundation
Comprehensive experience: UW School of Dentistry partnership ensures hard-to-get pediatric dental experience
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Accreditation & Licensure
The Shoreline Community College program in Dental Hygiene is accredited by the Commission
on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “Approval
without Reporting Requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body
recognized by the United States Department of Education.
In accordance with U.S. Department of Education Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v),
the Dental Hygiene Program at Shoreline has reviewed the Dental Hygienist licensing
requirements for Washington state and has determined that a Shoreline dental hygiene
graduate would be eligible for licensure in Washington state as a dental hygienist.
Shoreline Community College has not made a determination that the dental hygiene curriculum
meets educational requirements for licensure/certification outside of Washington State.
We encourage students who plan to work out-of-state to check relevant local licensure/certification