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Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate

Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program Humanistic Statement


To provide an excellent education and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive and grow into competent and compassionate oral healthcare providers.

To bridge the equity gap in achievement for our students and provide them with the tools and resources they need to be successful.

To provide exceptional oral healthcare utilizing the most current evidence-based, best practices to meet the needs of a diverse community of patients.

To promote collaboration and teamwork among students, faculty, staff and patients and the desire for service leadership.

Core Values

We commit to uphold the following core values to ensure a humanistic culture within our program.  We recognize that our core values will grow and change to meet the needs of our community.

Excellence/ Respect/ Integrity/ Honesty/ Trust/ Transparency/ Forgiveness/ Sustainability/ Responsibility/ Confidentiality


The Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program strives to provide a safe environment that fosters mutual respect for all individuals and recognizes the diverse and unique backgrounds, cultures and experiences of each student, faculty, staff and patient. 

Our purpose s to create a safe space that allows each person the opportunity to learn and grow as individuals but to also work collaboratively to meet common goals.  As a community we understand the importance of human relationships and interactions and respect individual differences while appreciating our similarities. 

Defining Humanism

At the Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program, we respect individual differences and recognize our similarities.  Demonstrating empathy, kindness and understanding we guide students in the development of their educational foundation, professionalism, and critical thinking skills while promoting intellectual diversity. 

Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to always strive for excellence in all aspects of their education.  Faculty members exemplify professionalism at the highest standards and use current best teaching practices to motivate and empower students.

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Truc Nguyen, Dental Administrative Assistant