Highlights OF DENTAL HYGIENE
The University of Maryland Dental Hygiene Program welcomes you!
Housed at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, the program provides a state of the art teaching facilty, innovative faculty and cutting edge technology in a professional networking environment. Being on the Founding campus affords our students opportunities on a professional campus, located in Baltimore which serves it's neighboring communities in various outreach activities answering the call to serve all Marylanders.
The Division of Dental Hygiene offers the only Bachelor of Science programs in Maryland. UMSOD offers the Baccalaureate (BS) degree for students seeking to become dental hygienists at the BS level, and the degree completion program for dental hygienists who earned their AS degree and desire their BS degree. The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene program offers the only Master of Science program in dental hygiene in Maryland. These programs prepare dental hygienists for a variety of career options including clinical practice, public health, education and research and leadership. Our programs enable our graduates to become the future leaders providing and furthering access to care and to contribute to the overall health of Marylanders by collaborating with other healthcare professionals in dentistry and medicine.
The University of Maryland School of Dental Hygiene also has a satellite program; our School of Dentistry Site in Perryville Maryland. Answering the call to access to care in underserved areas, students from this area can do all their clinical education at Perryville with UMB Dental Hygiene faculty, while doing their didactic education using online technology of live video-feed and online capabilities such as Mediasite and Blackboard Collaborate. Our program is a hybrid learning environment for Baltimore and satellite students. Open up your opportunities here at The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Program!
The mission of the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, is to improve the quality of life in Maryland through education, research and service related to health, with special emphasis on improving dental, oral and craniofacial health.
In support of this mission, the Dental Hygiene Program educates future leaders in the profession by offering undergraduate and graduate programs in dental hygiene. The Program provides continuing education for dental and dental hygiene professionals, conducts research relevant to dental hygiene education and practice, and disseminates this knowledge. The Program also provides high quality oral health care services to residents of Maryland and the region, and provides consultative and other services to governmental and private agencies, professional organizations and the community through the leadership and expertise of its faculty and contributions of its students. The Program endeavors to recruit, retain and develop high quality, productive faculty who accept responsibility for advancing knowledge in the field of dental hygiene. Faculty foster intellectualism and offer a professional education for dental hygiene students that embodies excellence and relevance. The faculty strives to prepare graduates who can provide dental hygiene services with competence in any setting in accordance with ethical codes of the profession and statutory provisions for dental hygiene practice.
Students able to administer both Block and Infiltration
Dental Hygienists can now administer both infiltration and block local anesthesia.
Student Poster Session at ADHA, 2013
We wish our graduates good luck presenting their research poster at the Student Poster Session at ADHA Boston, June, 2013
The class of 2013 graduated on May 17th 2013!