The UMMC School of Dentistry's Dental Hygiene department offers an entry-level, traditional baccalaureate degree 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.
Two courses of study exist in the Dental Hygiene program:
The Dental Hygiene program goals, which are congruent with the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the School of Dentistry goals, are to:
A graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene Program will have attained the following competencies:
Dental hygiene process of care patient needs analysis (assessment)
Care plan (treatment plan)
Patient care (implementation, evaluation and documentation)