Our Dental Hygiene bachelor’s degree program gives you the perspective that comes from studying the liberal arts, together with the expertise that comes from studying dental hygiene theory and then putting that theory into practice in our clinic.
The program enables you to pursue expanded professional and educational opportunities, emphasizing skill development in critical thinking, ethical decision-making, and leadership. You engage in learning experiences not only with Dental Hygiene faculty, but with faculty and students from the other dental programs at UNE.
You begin your academic experience on our Biddeford Campus, where you fully partake in the clubs, seminars, sports, and other activities that contribute so much to the overall college experience. During these initial four semesters, you study the humanities as well as the interrelated health profession disciplines.
Your final four semesters at UNE are spent on our Portland Campus, where you focus on dental hygiene, and spend 12-16 hours each week providing care to patients in our dental hygiene clinic.