The Post-Graduate Studies for Dental Professionals department now offers a clinical skill improvement course for graduates mandated to additional hours of clinical and/or didactic education prior to re-taking a regional or state board clinical examination.

This course focuses on intermediate and advanced clinical experience in exploring and probing techniques, hand, and ultrasonic instrumentation.  The course also includes supervised clinical instruction and patient contact with emphasis on exploring and detection of calculus, removal of soft and hard deposits through scaling and root planning procedures, along with probing and patient assessment.

This course is offered in conjunction with the SWC Dental Hygiene core clinic courses.  Due to patient-care requirements for clinical skill improvement, course dates will follow the regular fall, spring, or summer clinic course scheduling.

Space is limited due to accreditation mandates for faculty to student ratio. 


For additional information contact the dental hygiene program:

Dr. Vickie Kimbrough, RDH, Ph.D.  -

Administrative Assistant: Sylvia Banda-Ramirez -

(619) 216-6665 ext. 4862  or (619) 216-6670

Last updated: 9/1/2015 3:04:09 PM