Graduates of the UNH dental hygiene program pursue careers in private practice, public health care, education, research, sales and marketing, and health care management.
UNH graduates have been successful in pursuing careers in various areas of interest, such as:
- treating and educating patients in a private-practice setting
- working as team players in delivering dental hygiene services in community health centers
- teaching in institutions of higher education
- working in pharmaceutical sales
Frequently, students who earn bachelor’s degrees in dental hygiene continue their education on the graduate level, either at UNH or elsewhere.
Graduates may choose to pursue a master’s degree program at UNH in these or other fields:
M.S., Health Care Administration
M.B.A., Business Administration
M.P.A., Public Administration
M.S., Human Nutrition
Resources for Graduates as they enter the Field:
The American Dental Hygienists' Association
The ADHA is a consortium of hygienists across America who are dedicated to promoting access to quality oral care and “promoting dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research; and representing your legislative interests at the local, state and federal levels.” (American Dental Hygienists' Association)
The Connecticut Dental Hygienists Association
The CDHA is the state chapter of the ADHA. The CDHA is committed to many of the same goals that the ADHA is but focuses on promoting them within Connecticut specifically.