The Dental Hygiene Program will utilize the Tunxis Community College General Education Abilities for assessment in the curriculum. In addition, the dental hygiene students will also be evaluated utilizing the dental hygiene program abilities. Tunxis students strive for achievement of these abilities as well as traditional grades.

Dental Hygiene Program Abilities


Effectively engages in interpersonal activities and teamwork.

Dental Hygiene Process of Care

Provides care to all clients without regard to economic, social, cultural religious of health status. This is based upon an individualized human need, evidenced based system which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, education and evaluation.

Health Promotion

Develops, implements and evaluates health promotion strategies directed toward helping individuals as well as diverse populations achieve oral wellness as well as overall health and awareness.

Application of Technology

Appropriately and effectively uses technology to accomplish assigned tasks.