Fones School of Dental Hygiene

CT Dental Health Partnership

Established in 1949 and accredited since 1953, the Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport is the first school of dental hygiene in CT — and the world.

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.

Graduates are eligible for national, regional, and state examinations.

About the Fones School of Dental Hygiene


American Dental Hygienists Association

The American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) acknowledges that a Master’s degree enhances the hygienist’s ability to succeed in professional areas such as:

  • Education
  • Research
  • Administration/Management
  • Public Health Dental Hygiene

The dental hygiene curriculum at UB is offered to students online or on-campus and is designed for students to gain theory and practical experience.

Whether students attend full or part time, emphasis is placed on students gaining experience and confidence to assume positions designated for graduate degree employment. Faculty are carefully selected based on their expertise in each facet of the curriculum.


The United States Department of Education (USDE) procedures require accrediting agencies to provide an opportunity for third-party comment, either in writing or at a public hearing with respect to institutions or programs scheduled for review. The University of Bridgeport is scheduled for a site visit by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) on October 21-22, 2021. Learn more about accreditation and third party comments below.

Accreditation    Third Party Comments

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