Dental Hygiene Field

Dental hygienists examine patients for signs of oral disease, educate them about their oral health, and provide crucial preventive care.

Advance the Progress of Oral Health

Dental hygienists are pivotal to the health and well-being of each and every one of us. Research continually points to new links between oral health and overall health and wellbeing. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is the oldest, continuously running school of dental hygiene in the country—and that depth of experience in the field is evident in all our programs.

Would a Career as a Dental Hygienist Suit You?

You may be well-suited to the profession of dental hygienist if you’d find these aspects of the profession rewarding: Developing skills for evidence-based dental hygiene practice to assess patients’ oral health and provide preventive care to mitigate oral disease. Identifying the oral health needs of diverse populations, making ethical decisions, and providing high-quality preventive oral health care. Educating patients on oral health risks and links to overall health. Helping patients improve the appearance of their teeth—and their smiles—which can have an impact on their personal and professional confidence. Earn a competitive salary in a high-demand profession—often with the option to work flexible hours.

Careers in Dental Hygiene

A career as a dental hygienist can lead to broader opportunities:

  • dental or medical office administrator
  • public health clinician
  • oral health researcher
  • educator or lab instructor
  • pharmaceutical sales and marketing

Dental Hygiene at MCPHS

The study of dental hygiene at MCPHS is hands-on, collaborative, immersive—and rewarding. Students and faculty explain why.

News and Features

Keep up with the latest news from the School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS.