At the conclusion of your winter quarter field work, you will write a scientific manuscript during spring quarter based on the results of your research study. The purpose of the comprehensive examination (capstone project) is to assess your ability to apply advanced clinical and theoretical knowledge related to oral disease prevention and health promotion in your research area. Your manuscript will be evaluated and approved by faculty; once you have passed the Comprehensive Examination, your MS degree will be officially awarded and you and your mentor will determine whether to submit your manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal.
Career opportunities for licensed dental hygienists include positions in private dental offices, clinics, hospitals, school districts and federal, state, and local health agencies. For students who continue their education to the bachelor and master degree levels, additional career opportunities exist in public health, research, and dental hygiene education.
This program also prepares students for further study at four-year colleges and universities. To assure that courses are selected that will be applicable to a degree program at a particular four-year college or university, students should make their academic advisor aware of their intent to transfer in order to satisfy the requirements of the receiving institution.
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