Dental Hygiene

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  • Dental Hygiene


    You may be interested in dental hygiene as a career if you think you would enjoy:

    • Helping people improve their health;
    • Providing direct patient care and working with people;
    • Being a part of the health care team;
    • Working with your hands;
    • Various career opportunities in areas such as clinical practice, public health, education or research; and
    • The ability to have flexible hours.

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) Dental Hygiene department offers two programs of study - a traditional program and an advanced standing online program.

    The traditional program is an entry-level program for students who want to obtain a dental hygiene license. Upon completion of the two-year traditional program, students receive a bachelor of science degree and are prepared to apply for and obtain their initial dental hygiene licensure.

    The dental hygiene department also offers an advanced standing online program that enables licensed dental hygienists the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. For more information on this online program, click here.

    UMMC serves as a health science campus providing traditional dental hygiene students with a variety of clinical opportunities. In addition to a varied exposure of clinical sites, students have access to a medical library, diverse patient populations and interactions with a variety of health care providers.