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Program Goals and Objectives

Dental Hygiene  


mission

The Dental Hygiene Program derives its purposes and functions, which encompass teaching, research and service, from the philosophy, policies and strategic plan of the Dental School, the University of Maryland, Baltimore and the University System of Maryland.

The Program offers an entry-level 2+2 degree program, a baccalaureate degree completion program, and a variety of continuing education courses.  A Master in Health Sciences Program will begin in Summer, 2014 in conjunction with the School of Epidemiology. For all of these programs and courses, the faculty are committed to creating an educational environment that facilitates the development of creative, critical thinking, ethical professionals who are capable of realistically assessing their own performance and directing their own professional growth and development during and beyond the educational programs at the University of Maryland.  Faculty strives to maintain a quality curriculum that is continually updated to reflect emerging health care trends and future roles in dental hygiene practice. 

The Program promotes health for the citizens of Maryland through education and treatment, thereby enhancing the academic and clinical excellence of UMB.   The goals, objectives and competency statements that follow provide direction to the faculty and students so that the program and its graduates will be able to make positive contributions to the delivery of oral health care services to the public.

Program Goals and Objectives