Dental Hygiene


The Department of Dental Hygiene allows students holding an associate degree/certificate to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.


Students are provided hands-on learning experiences in state-of-the-art dental hygiene practice and opportunities in research and professional development. Service learning includes rotations to treat the most vulnerable, underserved patient populations. 

The faculty prepare students to foster health promotion and disease prevention within their communities, effectively communicate professional knowledge with patients, colleagues and other health care providers, and uphold the ethical and legal issues that arise in dental hygiene practice. 

Patient Care

The department provides patient-centered, comprehensive, evidence-based dental hygiene care.

Contact Us

Department of Dental Hygiene
UNMC College of Dentistry, Room 2117
Box 830740
4000 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740
Phone: 402-472-1433
Email: Department of Dental Hygiene