Dental HygieneBachelor of Science

"At the University of New Haven, I not only learned about oral health care but also about myself and what I could truly accomplish, said Rachel Seggerman ‘15, ‘17 M.S. "The University gives students all the opportunities they could imagine to achieve their full potential."

Help protect the gateway to the body

The health of the mouth can affect the health of the entire body. Infection and inflammation of the teeth and gums can have long-term systemic consequences. In our B.S. in Dental Hygiene program, — one of the finest dental hygiene programs in the U.S. — you will learn just how important the dental hygienist is to patients’ overall health and will acquire the in-classroom knowledge and hands-on expertise you need for success in this highly rewarding field.

You will learn important prevention and detection skills as you become both a knowledgeable practitioner and a guardian of your patients’ health. You’ll also:
  • Learn about the latest advances in dental hygiene standards and infection control
  • Gain experience with modern treatment stations and techniques
  • Benefit from cutting-edge virtual instruction programs
  • Experience modern digital radiology and dental materials laboratories
  • Learn from experienced faculty with vast clinical experience
  • Apply what you learn while working with patients at the University of New Haven Dental Center – which has been called "a tremendous hidden gem" – and other internship sites
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Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.

$53K

Oral Health Consultant

15% Growth 2017-2027

$72K

Dental Hygienist

18% Growth 2017-2027

$72K

Dental Hygiene Program Director

18% Growth 2017-2027

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From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Spotlights
An image of Justin Lasto ’17, an alumnus of the Dental Hygiene program.

JUSTIN LASTO ’17

The professors are brilliant and extremely passionate about the subjects they teach

Next Steps
  • Admission Requirements

    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.

    The Application Process

    Dental Hygiene Program Admission Criteria

  • Financial Aid Opportunities

    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.

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