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University of Bridgeport (Fones School of Dental Hygiene)

The University of Bridgeport offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees and programs for people seeking personal and professional growth. The University promotes academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world. The University is independent and non-sectarian.

Fones School of Dental Hygiene

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

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 three dental hygiene programs: a two-year Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, a Bachelor of Science degree online, and a Master of Science (M.S.). Transfer students typically complete the B.S. degree within 2 or 3 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.

School name:University of BridgeportFones School of Dental Hygiene
Address:126 Park Avenue
Zip & city:06604 Connecticut
Phone:(203) 576-4138

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