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Dental Hygiene

Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Program

The Dental Hygiene Program at the University of New England is one of the strongest programs available nationwide. Accredited by the American Dental Association, students are provided with an education that prepares them for distinctive dental hygiene careers.

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The University of New England offers both a four-year bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene and a bachelor of science completion degree program. Our students develop a thorough knowledge of dental hygiene theories and practices, study the important aspects of dental hygiene care, and learn how to prevent oral disease. They take pride in the profession of dental hygiene.

In their third and fourth year our students spend a part of every week in clinical coursework. Under the close supervision of an outstanding faculty, students provide direct dental health care to local patients in dental hygiene clinic.

Important Information About the UNE Dental Hygiene Program:

  • Accredited by the American Dental Association
  • An on-campus dental clinic in Portland, Maine, serves 5,000 patients per year
  • Thirty dental chair clinic with five x-ray operatories
  • State-of-the-art Steri-Center
  • Third- and fourth-year students spend 12-16 hours per week in clinic providing direct care to patients of all ages
  • Faculty/student ratio in clinic is very low to provide students with ample opportunity for questions and interaction with faculty
  • Courses on local anesthesia and pain control are offered for students planning to practice in states requiring those specific skills
  • A liberal arts concentration is part of every student's program
  • Opportunities to interact with seven other Westbrook College of Health Professions programs of study through the dynamic, innovative interprofessional education program.
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Poster Session
and Table Clinics

UNE Dental Hygiene Program and Maine Dental Hygienist’s Association Invite You to Attend:

UNE Dental Hygiene Annual
Student Poster Session and Table Clinics

Wednesday March 26, 2014   5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Westbrook College of
Health Professions
Portland Campus
Ludke Auditorium

Up to 3 CE Credits Sponsored by MDHA

Bernice Mills  – 207.221.4314

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