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"Higher Level-Broader Perspective"

Our Baccalaureate (Bachelor of Science) Dental Hygiene program graduates students to earn their BS in Dental Hygiene; it is the ONLY Bachelor of Science program in the State of Maryland. Come experience a true 4 year Bachlor's degree in Dental Hygiene!

The Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate (BS) program is housed at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry;  a state of the art teaching facility where our students learn alongside dental students and have the benefit of being on a professional campus; the UMB campus. Students do 57 pre-requisite credits (freshman, sophomore years of college) at an accredited college or university and do their 63 credits of core dental hygiene credits (junior and senior year) here at UMB; thus we are a  2+2 program. Preference may be given to students attending a 4 year University for their pre-requisite coursework. Our students do  classwork online and in the classroom (hybrid),  and clinical training at the dental school. Online capabilities are provided through laptops as part of the student supplies of the program. Our program provides nline components along with classroom attendance, live clinics and live lab sessions. Students who are self-guided, self-motivated and regimented in their studies will make great candidates.

The only Baccalaureate program in Maryland, UMSOD offers direct patient care within the dental school under dental hygiene faculty plus the opportunity while in the dental school to experience other aspects of dental care called "blocks". Our students experience patients such as pediatric, special needs, periodontics, advanced general dentistry, oral surgery and many more. This gives the hygiene student a well rounded base. Furthermore, students attend service learning outside the dental school, serving patients in the public health arena throughout the state of Maryland, thus answering the call of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry's mission; to serve all Marylanders.

We provide a full time program: 2+2 program where 63  credits of core dental hygiene coursework is done over a 2 year period.

Be part of a true Baccalaureate experiencce; an exciting program that will expand your horizons. The University of Maryland Bachelor of Science program; proudly educating our future leaders and professionals for over 40 years. Be part of a program of "Higher Level,  and Broader Perspective".

Marion C. Manski, RDH, MS

Director, Dental Hygiene Program

Director of Admissions



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