Hone your writing skills while deepening your appreciation of literature. Through discussion and close personal attention, you’ll develop analytical, critical reasoning, and communication skills highly sought after by employers in many fields. These skills will also provide you with an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Degree Offered: B.A.
Offered on the Augusta and Bangor campuses

Local Anesthesia

If we have enough participants, we will be offering a Local Anesthesia course. Anesthesia will be held 8-5 on May 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, & 16th. In order to participate, you need to have a current RDH license, CPR card and Hep B records.

The book that will be used for the course (and needs to be purchased by the participants) is:

For Anesthesia, Malamed's "Handbook of Local Anesthesia", 6TH Edition

If you are interested in the Anesthesia course, we need to receive ½ the payment ($1,000 non-refundable unless we do not receive enough participants) by April 4th and the remainder ($1,000) by May 2nd. Please make checks payable to UMA and mail to:

Dental Health Programs
College Center
Torrie Tardiff
201 Texas Ave.
Bangor, ME 04401

You will receive 40 Category I CEU's for completing Anesthesia.

Once you have completed (and passed) the Anesthesia course you will take an exam in Augusta (we set this up for you...probably on a Friday in June). You also need to send in an application for this as well. The form/fees can be seen on this site: http://www.mainedental.org/forms.htm .

Combine courses in anatomy, physiology, medical microbiology and more, with hands-on learning in our Dental Health Clinic located right on the Bangor campus. Under the supervision of UMA’s outstanding staff, you’ll work on real patients in our Clinic, fully preparing you to enter upon graduation into this highly in-demand, well paying profession.

Degree Offered: B.S. and A.S. in Dental Hygiene
Certificate in Dental Assisting Offered on the Bangor campus

dental5A program in Dental Hygiene provides an attractive opportunity to men and women interested in health careers. The main concern of the dental hygienist is the maintenance of good oral hygiene in relation to good oral health in relation to total health. The student is educated to perform clinical services, such as patient assessment, instrumentation, dental radiography, application of fluorides and sealants, and administration of local anesthesia. The student also learns to be an oral health educator, to teach patients and the community the principles of preventive oral health care. The program emphasizes the dental hygienists' role in the prevention of oral disease. Laboratory equipment and a modern dental hygiene clinic are among the facilities provided by the program.


Admissions Information

Bloodborne Pathogen & CPR Requirements

Tuition and Costs

Licensure Information


Program Coordinator:

Diane Blanchette - dianeb@maine.edu

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This 9-month certificate program, prepares students for the Dental Assisting National Board exam and the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) credential. Obtaining the CDA credential adds marketability to your job search as many employers, such as Federally Qualified Healthcare facilities are looking to specifically recruit dental assistants with the CDA credential. Additionally, the Maine Board of Dental Examiners has recently approved the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA), expanding the personal and professional development horizons of CDA’s.

Dental assistants can expect to find excellent employment prospects. Most dental assistants are employed by general dentists. Opportunities to assist in dental specialties such as periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics are available as well. Dental assistants can also find employment opportunities in public health settings, government and military clinics, dental schools, and corporate settings.

Goals and Competencies of the Program


Tuition and Costs


Interim Program Coordinator:

Laurie Willis, CDA, RDH, EFDA




It is the goal of the Dental Hygiene Program to educate the students, both didactically and experientially to be current in the profession of dental hygiene, to a degree whereby the student can become clinically competent in all of the dental hygiene procedures recognized by the Maine Practice Act. Also, the Dental Hygiene Program will teach all remaining procedures and experiences required by CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) to laboratory competency.

Dental Hygiene Clinic
University College of Bangor
A Campus of the University of Maine at Augusta
Dental Health Programs
201 Texas Avenue / College Center
CALL 262-7872




(Includes oral exam, scaling, polishing,
hygiene instruction & fluoride)

Adults: $30.00

Children (under 13) & UMA System Students $25.00



FMX Full Mouth


PAN Panoral


PA Periapical


BW's (each)






DESENSITIZATION (per treatment)


SEALANTS - (per Tooth)