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Welcome to Dental Hygiene; "Higher Level, Broader Perspective"

The University of Maryland experience is a true 4 year Bachelor's experience. The campus and initiatives provide the dental hygiene student with a plethora of experiences to enhance their knowledge and skill levels.

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 its neighboring communities in various outreach activities answering the call to serve all Marylanders. The UMB campus provides interprofessional learning opportunites which combine medicine and dentistry to provide comprehensive overall care to patients, thus enhancing education of the health professional.

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 will be teaming up with the School of Epidemiology to offer a Masters in Health Science Summer, 2014.. 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. Our program is an innovative, cutting edge learning environment for our 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.

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Students able to administer both Block and Infiltration

Dental Hygienists administer both infiltration and block local anesthesia.

Student  Poster Session 2nd Place Winners at ADHA, 2013!!

Congratulations to Kim Groomes, Lizzie Bauer and Ashley Harrison  for winning 2nd Place in the Student Poster Session at ADHA  Boston, June, 2013!!!

Commencement 2014

The class of 2014 will graduate on May 16th 2014!

Contact us

  • Division of Dental Hygiene
    UM School of Dentistry
    650 West Baltimore Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201

    Phone: 410-706-7773
    Fax: 410-706-0349

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