Welcome to the Dental Hygiene Program

The Dental Hygiene Programs are housed at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD), which is a leader in oral health education, research, clinical care and community service. Located on the founding campus of the University Maryland System with six nationally ranked professional schools, UMSOD offers the Dental Hygiene Programs in a state of the art teaching facility with leaders in the profession, innovative technology and interprofessional education programs to address national and state health problems. For students already possessing a bachelor’s degree, UMSOD is offering the new Dual Degree BS/MS Clinical Dental Hygiene Leader program at a recently constructed educational facility at the Universities at Shady Grove.  

The 5 Dental Hygiene Programs at the School of Dentistry

Entry Level BS

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For individuals entering the profession of dental hygiene for the first time and seeking a Bachelor of Science degree.

RDH to BS Degree Completion

A Dental Hygiene student on graduation day

For individuals who are already licensed, Registered Dental Hygienists and wish to obtain the Bachelor of Science degree.


A dental hygiene presentation

Prepares college graduates for leadership roles in integrating oral health into community-based disease prevention and health promotion programs.


A group of dental hygiene students giving a presentation

 Earn two degrees in two professions: a BS in dental hygiene and a MS in nursing.

Dual BS/MS - Clinical Dental Hygiene Leader - Shady Grove

A group of dental hygienists working with a patient

For students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and wish to obtain their BS and MS in dental hygiene. Graduates are prepared to work interprofessionally in a wide variety of healthcare leadership roles.

Coming Summer of 2020

Why Choose UMSOD?