Founded in 1913, the Fones School of Dental Hygiene joined the University of Bridgeport in 1949. Accredited since 1953, the Fones School of Dental Hygiene is the first school of dental hygiene in the world. The school is named for its founder Dr. Alfred Civilion Fones, a pioneer in the world dental hygiene movement.The Fones School of Dental Hygiene is in full accordance with the principles established by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.
The B.S. in Dental Hygiene is offered entirely online. The courses are designed to be learner-centered in terms of scheduling, duration, learning materials, assignments, and interaction between faculty and students and among students. The online interaction is designed to encourage thoughtful and well-prepared discussions based on both the student’s command of the coursework and their personal dental hygiene experience.
Online courses leading to the B.S. in Dental Hygiene follow an accelerated 8-week format, allowing students to earn their degree at a part-time or full-time pace while still maintaining their professional work schedule. Courses are conducted entirely online and can be accessed anytime from anywhere. Interaction with professors and other students is done through email, an online discussion board, and collaborative learning software (live, virtual classroom).
Here are some interesting articles about students who have used their B.S. degree to further their careers in dental hygiene: