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Dental Hygiene

In our Department of Dental Hygiene, you'll combine the study of dental hygiene theory with supervised clinical practice. You'll graduate ready to devote your life to improving the oral health of individuals and communities.

UNE Dental Hygiene: Making a Difference in Maine and Abroad

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Dental Hygiene students provided discounted care for veterans during the first evert event at UNE
Dental Hygiene students provided discounted care for veterans during the first evert event at UNE

Dental Hygiene students provide discounted care for veterans

During the week of Veterans Day, the University of New England’s Department of Dental Hygiene provided military veterans with discounted teeth cleanings for just $20,...

Students at the health fair assisted in providing valuable services to vulnerable populations
Students at the health fair assisted in providing valuable services to vulnerable populations

UNE students provide valuable care at annual community health fair

Twenty-six UNE students from the Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Physician Assistant and Pharmacy programs joined colleagues from Maine Medical Center, the Portland Public Library and 10...

Dental Hygiene by the Numbers

  • 5,000

    Patients served each year at our on-campus dental hygiene clinic

  • 20

    Number of dental chair stations in our clinic, along with five X-ray operatories

  • 14

    Average hours per week 3rd and 4th-year students spend providing care to patients 

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