Online uni opens for hygienists and therapists

O’Hehir University will open its virtual doors to students on 1 September at

O’Hehir University is an international, online educational institution for hygienists and therapists holding a certificate or diploma who want to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oral Health.

The aim of O’Hehir University is to recognise the academic and clinical accomplishments of licensed dental hygienists by providing a path to degree completion that enhances their success as clinicians.

O’Hehir University is not a traditional teaching institution but rather a university founded on reflective and inquiry learning.

The curriculum follows a self-directed, projected-based path to degree completion.  O’Hehir University is designed for the dental hygienist developing his or her career focused on prevention of dental disease.

There is now an international commitment to establish a bachelor degree entry level for dental hygienists. O’Hehir University is founded on the concept that all dental hygienists should have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree that enhances their position as the Oral Health Specialist.

Founders of O’Hehir University recognise from their vast career experience as dental hygienists that online student-focused learning is the current direction in education.

Founders include Trisha E. O’Hehir, RDH, MS, Phoenix Arizona (Dean), Sarah Cottingham, RDH, Phoenix Arizona (Chair Business Faculty), Tim Ives, BSc (Hons) RDH, FHEA, Rutland, UK (Chair Oral Health Faculty) and Jean E. Suvan, DipDH, MSc, CRA, FHEA, London, UK (Chair Communication Faculty).

For more information, contact Trisha O’Hehir on (866) 821-2320 or email [email protected]

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