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Dental Hygiene

How we shine...
Our program is one of 3 programs in the state and one of the 2 programs that offer the B.S. degree
Our Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit provides additional student learning opportunities
We offer an online degree completion program for those dental hygienists with an associate degree
Who to contact in Dental Hygiene
Sharon Chaney,
Director
chaney@ulm.edu

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Dental Hygiene

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)-Online

About Dental Hygiene...
Our primary purpose is to provide quality education to all dental hygiene students, without discrimination, while recognizing and respecting the dignity of each individual. To fulfill this purpose, we are committed to providing this education by promoting scholarly activity in dental hygiene theory and practice. We are committed to contributing to the oral health needs of the community by providing high quality care in a cost efficient manner.

What careers have our graduates pursued?
Dental Offices, Community Health, Hospital and Institutional Care, Industrial, Prison and Private Clinics, Research, Federal Programs, Armed Services, Professional Education, Dental Product Sales

"It is the people I have met at ULM who have helped me grow as an individual"
-Betsy Crawley,
Dental Hygiene Major

Our graduates have gone on to work at
U.S. Public Health Service, Louisiana Prison System, Dental Office

Where have our students gone on to graduate school?
University of Tennessee, Dental School

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
  • Rotations to Local Dental Offices
  • ULM serves approximately 2,000 people per year in their on campus clinic. They also have operated a clinic at the Ouachita Parish Health Clinic and another at the Riser School Based Health Clinic where children receive the benefit of cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants as well as patient education. A mobile unit clinic arrived in the spring of 2010. Plans to serve many underserved individuals in communities throughout Northeast Louisiana. This service will begin in August of 2010
  • Rotations to the VA Hospital in Shreveport. Louisiana

Take advantage of online learning.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene (BS) is an opportunity for a hygienist with an associate degree to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Get involved beyond the classroom:
The Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association

Where are our faculty's interests?
Clinical Dental Hygiene

Accreditation/Affiliations:
Full accreditation from the Commission on Dental Hygiene Education of the American Dental Association