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Welcome to The Dental Hygiene Research Center

Old Dominion University is a center of learning committed to the principle of free inquiry through research, scholarly endeavors and creative undertakings by faculty and students. The 188-acre main campus of the university is a state-assisted, doctoral research institution located in Norfolk, Virginia. The Dental Hygiene Research Center (DHRC) is a stand alone facility housed with the School of Dental Hygiene.

The Center has established successful collaborations with other academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare facilities, industry, the community, and private practice.

The DHRC plays a key role in exposing both undergraduate and graduate students to research activities, which contributes to the student's understanding of the link between theory and practice. The Center provides designated clinical and laboratory space for conducting a broad range of research projects.

The faculty of the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene is committed to the preparation of dental hygienists for leadership roles in today's healthcare system, research, education and industry. Toward this end, it offers innovative curricula leading to master's degree in dental hygiene. Opportunities for doctoral research also are available.

For more information contact:

Gayle B. McCombs, RDH, MS
Professor, Graduate Program Director and
Director, Dental Hygiene Research Center
G. W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene
Health Sciences Bldg #3102
4608 Hampton Blvd.
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA. 23529
(757) 683-5150 Work
(757) 683-5239 FAX
gmccombs@odu.edu