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Dental Hygiene



School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene

General Information

The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) offers programs to prepare students for careers in nursing and dental hygiene primarily for the state of Hawai'i and the Pacific Basin.

The Department of Nursing offers programs leading to the bachelor of science, master of science, PhD nursing degrees, and a Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing.

The Department of Dental Hygiene offers the bachelor of science degree. The program admits students following completion of dental hygiene prerequisite courses and UH Manoa General Education Core requirements.


The leader in nursing and dental hygiene education and research in Hawai'i with outreach to Asia and the Pacific Basin.


The School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene mission is to provide an innovative, caring, and multicultural environment in which faculty, students, and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations. To better reflect Hawai'i's unique cultural diversity and heritage, the SONDH is committed to increasing Native Hawaiian and other under-served people in all nursing and dental hygiene programs.

Degrees and Certificates

Bachelor's Degrees: BS dental hygiene major, BS nursing major
Master's Degree: MS nursing major
Doctoral Degree: PhD
Certificate: Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing