Dental Hygiene (DH) Dental hygienists screen patients for oral diseases such as gingivitis, perform teeth cleanings, and provide other preventative dental hygiene care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. UH Maui College’s Dental Hygiene Program prepares students for this well-paid career track, and can be completed in 2 years* (five full-time semesters including one summer session). DEGREES THAT CAN BE EARNED Associate in Science (AS) * Program length depends on student placement in mathematics and English and credit load. Placement tests may be required and program fees apply to all program majors. The Dental Hygiene program is a four semester and one summer session program within a cohort* that prepares individuals to work in general and specialty dental offices, hospitals, schools, and public health agencies. Students are trained in educational methods and preventive clinical services that qualify them as dental health educators and competent clinicians. Emphasis is placed on the correlations among prevention, education, and the clinical phases of dental hygiene practice as well as basic and social sciences. The program is the second step in the Dental Assisting > Dental Hygiene career ladder. The curriculum is organized in accordance with requirements of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation for a Dental Hygiene program and with consultation from the Maui County Dental Association and the Maui County Dental Alliance. The program in dental hygiene is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education and can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: https://www.ada.org/100.apsx. Graduates are eligible to take
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Recently the University of Hawai‘i Maui College Dental Assisting Program students partnered with Iao Intermediate School English as a Second Language (ESL) students to share
Kahului, HI – December 15, 2013 – Today the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Daniel K. Inouye Allied Health Center. The first floor of the college’s Noiʻi building will be renovated to house the center, which will increase clinical training space for the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs and integrate the Maui Oral Health Center (MOHC) currently located off campus. Attending today’s ceremony were Mrs. Irene Hirano Inouye, Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, State Representative Joseph Souki, State Senators Rosalyn Baker and Gil Agaran, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, UH Interim President David Lassner, UH Maui College Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto, UHMC Dental Advisory Committee members, UHMC faculty and staff, as well as community dentists, supporting community partners, and friends. The MOHC setting has served as a teaching lab, as well as a place where students gain practical clinical experience by providing affordable and accessible oral/dental health care to the underserved, low-income, uninsured families and children of Maui County. Last year, the MOHC provided dental care to more than 3,000 patients in more than 11,000 appointments, and by May 2013, approximately 176 dental assistants and 19 dental hygienists completed their respective programs and are employed as dental professionals. UH
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Driving past UH Maui College April 6th you might have noticed over 100 UH Maui College faculty, students and staff gathered along the W. Ka’ahumanu Avenue entrance. As part of the “Get Your Reg On!!!” campaign, they waved at passing cars and held signs to show their school spirit and help promote summer and fall class registration, which starts April 13th. “Right now there’s still financial aid available, and we wanted to get the word out about registration a week before it starts so people apply and get that financial aid paperwork underway,” said Cathy Bio, Vice Chancellor of Student Services. “But it was also an opportunity to show our school spirit – I think everyone driving by could see how enthusiastic we are about our students and the college.” Among the UHMC programs that came to support the event were Admissions & Records, Kabatak, Counseling, Dental Hygiene, Liberal Arts, and Hospitality & Tourism as well as executive staff including Chancellor Lui K. Hokoana. The event was broadcast live by Pacific Media Group, with hosts Trance and Tre Tre from Da Jam 98.3. Listeners to the broadcast were encouraged to honk their horns while driving by, and many did. “Our students really felt the spirit of the community supporting us,” said Francine Ching, Student Life Coordinator and one of the event’s organizers. “It’s still going on too, I hear the photos on Facebook have gotten over 6,000 views.” The class schedules for summer and fall semesters are available to view online at maui.hawaii.edu/classes, and prospective students can apply online at maui.hawaii.edu/apply. (PHOTOS: Hi-rez photos from the event available on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHska3akrn)
University of Hawaiʻi Maui College Professor Nancy K. Johnson has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Willard Wilson Award for Distinguished Service to the University of Hawaiʻi. Johnson was hired as a probationary instructor in the nursing program in 1983 and earned full professorship in 2007. She went on to chair the allied health department from 1989 to 2012. During that time, the program grew from a few faculty members and one class per year, to more than 30 faculty, staff and clinical lecturers serving two new classes per year, with a total of 150 students per semester. Johnson has served as a key player in local and state discussions on healthcare workforce needs, caring for the aging population, meeting dental care needs for the underserved and building the Hawaiʻi State Nursing Consortium, which allows students to seamlessly transition from Maui College’s program to UH Mānoa’s bachelor of science in nursing program, without leaving their home campus. The award is named in honor of the long-time University of Hawaiʻi administrator and secretary to the Board of Regents, Willard Wilson, who set a standard for exemplary service to the university during his 40-year career.
The Campus Health Center provides affordable and accessible health care to UHMC students, faculty and staff. The facility is managed by Denise L. Cohen, APRN, a Nurse Practitioner, with emphasis on health promotion. HMSA, HMAA, UHA and most other insurances are accepted. The center is unable to accept Kaiser or other HMO insurances. Please call to see if your insurance is accepted. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. To book an appointment or for more info, call 984-3493. Admission Health Requirements Health Clearance Form (Download) Hepatitis B Informational Video (Download Real Player) Flu Video [44MB] (Download Real Player) The Campus Health Center is an approved family planning facility for the state Department of Health, offering low-cost pap tests, birth control options information and administration, pregnancy testing, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Also provided are physical examinations for school, sports, Coast Guard, Nursing and Dental Program students, and others. The UHMC Health Center provides vaccinations and TB testing. Preference is give to those with appointments. Call 808-984-3493. The University of Hawaii Maui College Campus Health Center provides: Diagnosis and treatment for minor illnesses or injuries such as influenza, sore throat, UTI and lacerations; Free or low-cost pap tests, birth control options, pregnancy testing, prevention and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and emergency contraception; TB testing as well as a wide variety of adult vaccinations discounted fro students, faculty, and staff. (Parental consent is required for students under the age of 18.) TB Clinic: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri from 9 - 4 pm or by appointment (except Thursdays) . Measles titers or vaccinations: by appointment. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Phone: 984-3493 Location: Center located behind Carpentry Building. Show map All applicants must: Follow Hawai’i
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