Dental Hygiene

The Dental Hygiene AAS Program prepares graduates to perform competently in providing preventive oral care. The program incorporates didactic, clinical, technological, and laboratory teaching approaches throughout the curriculum. The dental hygiene curriculum is a challenging one that provides a “hands-on” approach and incorporates a variety of educational experiences and environments from the traditional classroom to the laboratory and clinic. The dental hygiene clinic is open to anyone seeking preventative oral health care.

Program Office Phone: 201.447.7937
Dental Hygiene Clinic: 201.447.7180
Fax: 201.447.2384

Program Office Location: HP-106
Dental Hygiene Clinic Location: HP-103

Department Chair: Professor Deborah Cook, RDh,MAEd
Phone: 201-879-5390  Room: HP 106A

Secretary:  Susan DiSanto
Phone: 201-447-7937  Room: HP 106

Full-Time Faculty

Department Chair: Professor Deborah Cook, RDh,MAEd
Phone: 201-879-5390  Room: HP 106A  Email: [email protected]

Secretary: Susan DiSanto
Phone: 201-447-7937  Room: HP 106  Email: [email protected]

Professor Tomira Rozar, DHSc, RDH Clinical Coordinator
Phone: 201-689-7729  Room: HP 108  Email: [email protected]

Professor Denise Avrutik, RDH, MS
Phone: 201-493-3628  Room: HP 111  Email: [email protected]

Professor Joanna Campbell, RDh,MA,MA
Phone: 201-493-3627  Room: S333  Email: [email protected]

Professor Linda Hall, RDH, MS
Phone: 201-689-7616  Room: HP 110  Email: [email protected]

Michele Kenyon, RDH BS  Technical Assistant
Phone: 201-879-5261  Room: HP 108  Email: [email protected]


Program Accreditation

The program for 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. The Commission on Dental Accreditation may be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.

If you have a documented disability and believe you may be eligible for accommodations for the Health Professions Admissions Exam, you should contact the Office of Specialized Services (OSS). OSS is located in Room L – 115 of the Pitkin Education Center.

The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comment, either in writing or at a public hearing (at the accrediting agencies’ discretion) with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review. All comments must relate to accreditation standards for the discipline and required accreditation policies.

Signed or unsigned comments will be accepted, names and/or signatures will be removed from comments prior to forwarding them to the program, and comments must pertain only to the standards for the particular program or policies and procedures used in the Commission’s accreditation process. A copy of the appropriate accreditation standards and/or the Commission’s policy on third-party comments may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, or by calling 1/800-621- 8099, extension 4653.

All comments submitted must pertain only to the standards relative to the particular program being reviewed or policies and procedures used in the accreditation process. Comments will be screened by Commission staff for relevancy. Signed or unsigned comments will be considered.