Clinical experience information for the Dental Hygiene bachelor's degree
How many hours will I spend in clinic seeing patients? You will spend at least 16 hours each week seeing patients.
Where do I receive my clinical education? We have community-based clinics and our students have operatories at UT Dentistry clinics at the Center for Oral Health Care & Research.
How many operatories are in the clinic where I will work? There are eight operatories in the Perio/Hygiene Clinic.
What types of procedures will students be expected to perform to complete the rotation?
- Periodontal assessments
- Comprehensive dental exams
- Oral cancer screenings
- Tobacco cessation and nutritional counseling
- Apply sealants
- Periodontal therapy, including scaling and planning
- Simple dental cleanings
Who supervises and teaches? You will be supervised by faculty members and clinic supervisors.
Who are my patients? Patients are members of the San Antonio community. We also serve South Texas at a variety of community clinics in Bexar County.
What else should I know? Our faculty will evaluate students on patient management and chair-side manner. You must serve our patients in a professional way to complete the program.