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Degree Offered

Location

  • Augusta or Bangor (First and Fourth Year DHY coursework)
  • Bangor Only (Second and Third Year Clinical coursework)
  • Online (Selected BS Degree Completion coursework)

Sample Curriculum

UMA degrees are flexible. Here is a sample of how you could complete your Dental Hygiene degree.

Fall
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology (4)
CHY 108 Allied Health Chemistry (4)
ENG 101 College Writing (3)
PSY 100 Intro to Psychology (3)
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology (3)

 

Spring
BIO 280 Intro to human Disease (3)
BIO 321 Microbiology (4)
COM 101/102 Communications (3)
MAT XXX MAT 111 or higher (3)
XXX XXX (W) Humanities (Writing Intensive) (3)
Fall
DEH 200 Preclinical DH (4)
DEH 201 Preclinical DH Theory (5)
DEH 202 Head/Neck Anatomy, Histology & Embryology (5)
DEH 203 Dental Radiology (2)
DEH 204 Dental Radiology Lab (2)

 

Spring
DEH 250 Clinical DH I (2)
DEH 251 Clinical DH Theory I (2)
DEH 225 Professionalism (1)
DEH 252 Oral Pathology (2)
DEH 254 Nutrition in Oral Health (2)
DEH 255 Oral Health Considerations for Target Populations (3)
DEH 302 Pharmacology (3)
Fall
DEH 300 Clinical DH II (3)
DEH 301 Clinical DH Theory II (3)
DEH 303 Periodontology (2)
DEH 304 Dental Anxiety & Pain Management (3)
DEH 305 Community Dentistry I (2)

 

Spring
DEH 350 Clinical DH II (4)
DEH 351 DH Theory III (2)
DEH 352 Dental Specialties (2)
DEH 353 Community Dentistry II (2)
DEH 354 Ethics & Jurisprudence (2)
Fall
DEH 449 Current Concepts in DH I (3)
ENG 317W Professional Writing (3)
XXX XXX Fine Arts Requirement (3)
XXX XXX Humanities Requirement (3)
DEH 400, or
DEH 494, or
DEH 380
Dental Hygiene Practicum, or
Independent Study, or
Preclinical Expanded Functions (6)

 

Spring
DEH 489 Current Concepts in DH II (3)
MAT 115 Elementary Statistics (3)
CIS 100/101 Computer Science (3)
XXX XXX Cultural Diversity Requirement (3)
<Courses are subject to change. View the official UMA Catalog here.

Dental Hygiene Program Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. competently practice dental hygiene in a variety of health care and educational settings,
  2. demonstrate concern for the quality of care,
  3. exhibit an intellectual curiosity which will enable them to respond to a changing profession and society.