Dental Hygiene

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


Nitrous Oxide

The Dental Health Programs has prepared a clinically oriented didactic nitrous oxide  course for dental hygiene professionals. The basic concepts of the administration of nitrous oxide will be taught along with understanding patient assessment.  You will have the opportunity of having a supervised clinical lab experience in the administration of nitrous oxide. Participants will be expected to work as partners.

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Location: College Center, 201 Texas Avenue, Bangor, ME

Course Fee: Payment of $300 will need to be received by September 4, 2015.  This includes the course an morning refreshments.  Lunch and the required text will be your responsibility.  Please make checks payable to UMA and mail with your name, address, and phone number to:
Torrie Tardiff
UMA Bangor
201 Texas Ave, Bangor, ME 04401
Credits: 8 category I MBDE credits

Eligibility: Current CPR and dental hygiene licensure is required to participate
Faculty: Dr. John Hauge has had extensive experience in teaching nitrous oxide administration
Text: Due to the nature of the one day intensive course with an exit exam, the book will need to be read prior to the course: Clark & Brunick’s “Handbook of Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen Sedation” 4th edition
Course Completion: The State of Maine requires that you complete an 8 hour course, take an exit examination and achieve at least a 75% in order to apply for your nitrous oxide permit.  Once you have completed and passed the requirements of the nitrous course, you can then send in your application to the state.  Please contact the Maine State Board of Dental Examiners if you have any further questions on the application process.  The application form and fees can be seen on the following site:
(Course registrations are being accepted now and payments will be deposited on July 1, 2015)

The Center for Tobacco Independence

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Spectacular Events Center
Credits: 3 category I MBDE credits
Open to dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants
Registration forms will be available at Table Clinics
More info: email Tricia Spearin at
Phone:  262-7879

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