Dental Hygiene Programs
The Adams School of Dentistry offers both an undergraduate dental hygiene program as well as a Master’s of Science Dental Hygiene Education program Dental Hygiene Program.
The two-year undergraduate program prepares students to become registered dental hygienists, while the 22-month graduate program focuses on allowing already registered dental hygienists to begin careers in academia.
Both programs are designed to educate and prepare dental hygienists for careers in a diverse and changing health care environment, with an emphasis on creating a well-rounded dental hygiene health care professional who can treat a variety of patients and provide leadership in the profession.
As a part of the Adams School of Dentistry, students have access to a variety of experiences in clinical patient care, community dental health and dental specialties, including geriatric dentistry, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and research.
The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education, accredits both of these dental hygiene programs.