Dental HygienePublished on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Published on August 19, 2015 From the capitol to the classroom, DH students, faculty stay involved.Dental hygiene students attend the board review course. 2. Dental hygiene students practice their CPR skills.Dental hygiene students practice their CPR skills.Dental hygiene faculty and staff enjoy socializing during the holidays.Dental hygiene students visit with state senators Debbie Dawkins, left, and Tommy Gollott, center, during a tour of the Mississippi Capitol Jan. 13.A dental hygiene student practices taking radiographs of “Dexter” in the School of Dentistry lab.Dental hygiene students strike a pose before embracing the challenges of a rigorous academic schedule.About the program The Dental Hygiene Program offers a traditional dental hygiene Bachelor's of Science Degree program and an online advanced standing program. The traditional program prepares students for initial licensure.The advanced standing Baccalaureate Degree Program in Dental Hygiene enhances the quality and education of dental hygienists. It enables practicing licensed dental hygienists to update their educational backgrounds, enhance their didactic skills, improve their clinical decision-making skills and receive the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.The Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. For more information about the program, visit umc.edu/shrp/ and select "Dental Hygiene."