ALEXA M. HOULE ’21, ’22
Unfailing faculty support helps her launch a career
There are many reasons to earn your B.S. in Dental Hygiene when you already hold the A.S. degree in dental hygiene. The B.S. will enable you to seek careers in dental care with higher salaries, pursue careers beyond clinical practice, and gain a competitive edge over job applicants who don’t hold the bachelor’s degree. You must be a licensed dental hygienist with an A.S. degree in dental hygiene in order to pursue this online degree completion program.
The University of New Haven’s dental hygiene program is one of the most prestigious in the country, thanks to both its rigorous standards and student-centered approach. That’s the opinion of both The Best Colleges.org and GradReports.com, who have ranked the program as one of the best in the U.S.
Those standards and student focus are fully present in our online degree completion program, which is specifically designed for practicing dental hygienists. It offers you:
Upon completion of the program, you also will be fully qualified to move out of the dental office and into pursuit of professional opportunities in the areas of education, research, administration, public health, and corporate business, if you desire.
In addition, you will have carved out a perfect pathway to graduate study in the Master of Public Health and the Master of Health Administration degrees within the University of New Haven’s School of Health Sciences.
The information below will give you an idea of the positions you could hold and the potential salaries you could earn by completing your B.S. in Dental Hygiene.
Dental Hygiene Educator
Clinical Research Coordinator
Public Health Administrator
Dental and Health Services Manager
This course uses the content from Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Oral Pathology, Dental Hygiene Concepts, and other courses as the basis for discussing the impact of systemic conditions on the oral cavity. The medical history will be employed in a case-study approach to address the role of the dental hygienist in medical risk assessment and management.
In this course, dental hygiene students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the dental hygiene curriculum in an internship experience compatible with future career goals.
This course examines the history, structure, and current issues revolving around the U.S. healthcare delivery system, with an emphasis on the delivery of oral healthcare services. It studies the barriers of achieving a high-quality healthcare system that delivers cost-effective healthcare to all populations.
Designed to provide dental hygiene students and practicing dental hygienists with an overview of the instructional process, this course will emphasize the steps in the instructional planning process (assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation), learning styles, teaching strategies, the use of media for instruction, and the development of outcome assessment tools.
This course is designed to provide dental hygiene students with the skills necessary to understand, interpret, and critique professional literature. The course provides an intensive, comprehensive study of the scientific research process used in the health sciences. Students will learn to be critical consumers of published research and will be expected to complete a literature review. Emphasis is placed on the design of sound research protocol.
This course provides the student with the opportunity to enrich their knowledge by designing, implementing, and presenting an individual or team-based project. The project and its deliverables serve to address the needs of a particular dental health or healt hcare organization/population or contribute to the academic knowledge of the dental hygiene profession. The course requirements include the team or individual’s presentation of a written and oral report that describes a problem, outlines how the problem was addressed, and presents viable solutions. All previous and current coursework will assist the student in this culminating senior capstone experience.
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, check out the Academic Catalog:
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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Whether you're still in high school or are transferring from another college, we offer full- and part-time opportunities for undergraduates from inside the U.S. and abroad. The admission process can begin as early as the end of your high school junior year.
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We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.