Explore infinite career routes with our Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene. The comprehensive program was designed to offer dental hygiene students more career flexibility. Students receive a solid clinical foundation to solve complex problems in a traditional private practice setting. The degree also emphasizes the other vast career opportunities that exist in less traditional office settings – research, teaching and more. Students will graduate ready for positions in the changing health care market.
Our intensive program gives students a competitive edge in the job market. Our courses were created to ensure graduates step into leadership roles, find diverse jobs and work collaboratively with other health care professionals. We offer something that’s unsurpassed in the region. UMKC is home to the only public dental school in Missouri or Kansas. Our dental hygiene students benefit from working alongside DDS students. It offers our students access to nationally-recognized researchers, advanced laboratories, extensive oral health libraries and a vast network of employers. Dental hygiene students will also benefit from UMKC’s emphasis on interprofessional connections among its life sciences students – be it dental, pharmacy, medical or nursing and health studies.
We will be accepting applications for Fall 2022 starting in August 2021. More information about the application process can be found here. If you are interested in learning more, please join us for one of our informational sessions.
Dental Hygiene Informational Meetings
The Dental Hygiene program hosts several virtual informational meetings each semester. These informational sessions are a great way to learn about the application process and timeline, program prerequisites, and ask any questions you have about why UMKC Dental Hygiene is a great choice for you. (Fall sessions will be updated soon).