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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 working hours.

The UMMC School of Dentistry's Dental Hygiene department offers two programs of study:

  • The entry-level, traditional baccalaureate program is a dental hygiene program for students who want to earn a dental hygiene license. Upon completion of the five semester, 22-month face-to-face program, students earn a bachelor of science degree and are prepared to apply for and obtain a dental hygiene license. Application deadline for the traditional program is February 1st.¬† In-person interviews are conducted by invitation for qualified applicants on the first Friday of March.

  • The dental hygiene advanced standing online program (DHAS program) enables licensed dental hygienists the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene. Application deadline for the DHAS program is June 15th.

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 opportunities for interprofessional and intraprofessional education. 

Contact Us

Dental Hygiene Department 
University of Mississippi School of Dentistry
2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216-4505
Phone: (601) 984-6310