Program Mission Statement

We, the dental hygiene faculty at Colorado Northwestern Community College, believe that the educational experience is a lifelong process. We believe our mission is to work effectively, together and with students, to provide an educational setting where students have the opportunity to become dental hygienists who are personally, professionally, and socially effective. Students will understand that serving the needs of the public who seek treatment in our clinic involves respecting the individuality, dignity, and rights of every person regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic or medical/dental status. Graduates of our program will understand that dental hygiene is a multifaceted health profession. As a member of that profession they are expected to serve the public competently whether as a clinician, educator, consumer advocate, researcher, manager, or change agent.