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Dental Hygiene

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Why Choose Dental Hygiene?

Dental Hygiene is one of the most rapidly expanding professions in the Allied Health field.

Dental Hygienists are licensed oral health professionals who focus on preventing and treating oral diseases and promoting overall health. They are graduates of accredited programs in colleges and universities and must pass National and State Board Examinations in order to be licensed.

As part of the dental team and working closely with the dentist, the professional roles in dental hygiene include, but are not limited to, those of a clinician, educator, patient advocate, administrator/manager and researcher in private and public health care settings.

As clinicians, dental hygienists:

For more detailed information about the exciting field of Dental Hygiene and employment opportunities, please visit the American Dental Hygienists' Association at adha.org.

And, I'm always available to answer any questions or inquiries you may have. Just call, email or come visit me on the ULM campus to learn more. My contact info is listed below.

Sharon Chaney
Dental Hygiene Program Director

News & Bulletins

Entergy provides sixth donation to ULM's Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit

The dental hygiene program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe recently received $2,500— its sixth grant from Entergy in support of the Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit at ULM. Since 2012, Entergy has donated a total of $14,500 to the program.

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