The University of New Mexico Department of Dental Medicine in Albuquerque educates dental residents and dental hygiene providers for New Mexico. Dental hygiene students are educated at the highest level in dental hygiene so they are able to practice to their full potential with our Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs. Residents and students get hands-on experience at our full-service public dental clinics, while also receiving education and experience.
Care for the Community
Dental hygienists are licensed professional members of the health care industry who work to promote and maintain oral health in the population. Career options include education, sales, health, management, research and public health. Dental hygienists must master complex skills to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care in multiple settings.
In addition, we offer a one-year postdoctoral advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) residency program that's a hybrid between an AEGD residency and a general practice residency.