131104_025FONES_Clinic_710

UB Dental Hygiene Program Overview

The Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, the first school of dental hygiene in the world, was established in 1949.

Irene Newman, the first dental hygienist, graduated from the Fones School.

The school takes its name from Dr. Alfred Civilion Fones, a dentist who was important not only at the University of Bridgeport, but also as a pioneer in the world dental hygiene movement.
Accredited since 1953, the Fones program 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. Graduates are eligible for national, regional, and state examinations.

Students may choose from the following dental hygiene programs:

Transfer students typically complete the B.S. degree within two or three years, depending on the number of transferring credits. Students earning the Associate’s degree may apply their credits towards a Bachelor’s degree.

The faculty members of the Fones School are affiliated with international, national, state and local professional organizations. They are active in lecturing to dental hygienists and other health professionals at conferences and in continuing education courses. Faculty members participate in research, grant writing, and student organizations.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Request
INFORMATION

Want to learn more?

Request information about our career-oriented programs…

Submit Request

Feb
23
Thu
Undergrad Dental Hygiene Information Session @ Health Sciences Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Students interested in UB’s undergraduate Dental Hygiene programs at UB’s Fones School of Dental Hygiene are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details, as well as a tour of our state-of-the-art clinic.

Register for the date that works best for you:

Please arrive promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Feb
24
Fri
Dental Hygiene National Board Review Course @ Charles A. Dana Hall, Room 107
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm

The Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Alpha, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport will sponsor its 28th Annual Dental Hygiene Board Review Course.

The full course will provide participants with a comprehensive review of dental hygiene subjects. The faculty for these sessions are educators of outstanding reputation and expertise.

Course will be held from February 24 – 27, 2017.

Check out our brochure for more information.

Mar
23
Thu
Undergrad Dental Hygiene Information Session @ Health Sciences Center
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Students interested in UB’s undergraduate Dental Hygiene programs at UB’s Fones School of Dental Hygiene are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details, as well as a tour of our state-of-the-art clinic.

Register for the date that works best for you:

Please arrive promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Apr
22
Sat
Undergraduate Spring Open House @ Arnold Bernhard Arts & Humanities Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

This event is a wonderful opportunity to become acquainted with UB’s campus, students, faculty and staff. We hope you will join us!

Activities will include:

  • Continental Breakfast Reception
  • Admissions Presentation
  • Campus Tour
  • Faculty “Meet and Greet”
  • Chat with current UB students
  • Residence Hall Tour
  • Financial Aid Presentation
Like UB on Facebook @ubridgeport Watch UB on Youtube Follow UB on Twitter @ubridgeport Follow UB on Instagram @ubridgeport

#ubsocial