Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene

The Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene (ASDH) programme is approved by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan. ASDH is a two-year entry to practice ​programme which is competency-based ​and has a collaborative model of education. 

The ASDH programme develops future leaders in dental hygiene practice, research and education who will advance oral disease prevention and oral health promotion. Graduates from ASDH will become primary ​healthcare professionals addressing the unmet ​oral health needs of Pakistan and other low-and-middle income country populations. After convocation, g​raduates are offered training positions within the AKU-AKUH network, and they also receive training to teach and assume permanent and full-time positions within the ASDH program​me.​​

With its state-of-the-art ​facilities and equipment that simulate real-life scenarios, the ASDH programme nurtures and develops intellectual and clinical skills of its students. Programme graduates effectively provide comprehensive patient-centered dental hygiene care in a professional, compassionate and ethical way.​​​​​ ​​​

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Life at AKU is not all about the classroom

Here's what our students have to say about their experience of being
as leaders and posi​tive contributors to society.

“The Dental Hygiene Programme is where we gain knowledge and understanding of what exactly it entails to be a dental hygienist. There's so much more to it than scaling, like identifying abnormalities in the oral cavity. And I can say, we are being educated."

Rose Wairimu, Class of 2020

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