UAMS Dental Hygiene Program Professional Observation Alternative

Many dental offices are restricting visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes applicants/prospective students trying to schedule a professional observation as part of the UAMS Dental Hygiene’s application process. We understand not everyone will have access to complete an in-person professional observation and have created an alternative option to meet this application requirement.
The alternative option includes watching the videos below and writing a 500-word essay describing the role of a dental hygienist as part of the healthcare team. The essay should be uploaded to the online application or emailed to

Video #1: The Profession of Dental Hygiene.

Video #2: The Dental Hygienist: The Best Kept Secret in Healthcare

CHP Virtual Visit

The College of Health Professions is hosting a Virtual Visit event on Thursday, December 3 at 2:00pm via Zoom. This is a great chance to learn more about our programs, meet faculty and staff from the college, and ask any questions you may have.


Information Sessions via Zoom

Applicants are highly encouraged to attend an information session for prospective students. The department will conduct these sessions in October, November, and December, 2020 and one in January, 2021. Click for more information!

logo_codaThe dental hygiene program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60611.  Telephone:  (312) 440-2500.

Department of Dental Hygiene
College of Health Professions
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham St, Slot 609
Little Rock, AR  72205
Telephone:  501-686-5734
Fax:  501-686-8519