The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene, check out the Academic Catalog:
Help protect the gateway to the body
The health of the mouth can affect the health of the entire body. Infection and inflammation of the teeth and gums can have long-term systemic consequences. In our B.S. in Dental Hygiene program, — one of the finest dental hygiene programs in the U.S. — you will learn just how important the dental hygienist is to patients’ overall health and will acquire the in-classroom knowledge and hands-on expertise you need for success in this highly rewarding field.
You will learn important prevention and detection skills as you become both a knowledgeable practitioner and a guardian of your patients’ health. You’ll also:
- Learn about the latest advances in dental hygiene standards and infection control
- Gain experience with modern treatment stations and techniques
- Benefit from cutting-edge virtual instruction programs
- Experience modern digital radiology and dental materials laboratories
- Learn from experienced faculty with vast clinical experience
- Apply what you learn while working with patients at the University of New Haven Dental Center – which has been called "a tremendous hidden gem" – and other internship sites
The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.
Oral Health Consultant
15% Growth 2017-2027
18% Growth 2017-2027
Dental Hygiene Program Director
18% Growth 2017-2027
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The Charger Blog
Professor’s Innovative Approaches Enable a ‘Family’ of Dental Hygiene Students to Stay Connected Despite Social Distancing
Working across platforms including Blackboard, Zoom, and GroupMe, Robin Kerkstra, RDH, MSDH, an assistant professor of allied health, is making certain that her dental hygiene students remain a strong, connected community of learners.
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