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:
- Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
- Bachelor of Science degree – Online Degree Completion
- Master of Science (M.S.) Degree Online Program
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.
UB Health Sciences alumni, graduate students, faculty, and staff are invited to join us for a casual happy hour at Brewport – Bridgeport’s own modern-industrial brewpub! Enjoy delicious New Haven style pizza while mingling with colleagues, and the first round of drinks is on UB! Free parking is available on site in the Brewport parking lot. Not to be missed!
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Join us October 5-7, 2018 for Homecoming Weekend – UB’s annual gathering of alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, and friends! Tickets are $25 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday, and free for UB faculty/staff, current UB students, and kids under 13.
Saturday registration includes a free tee-shirt, continental breakfast, picnic lunch, two free drink tickets, and entry into most events. Sunday registration includes a free tee-shirt, buffet breakfast, and entry into events.
Visit homecoming.bridgeport.edu for more information, including a discounted room rate at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, and to register for the weekend. Come to campus and celebrate your Purple Knight Pride during the #GreatestHomecomingonEarth!