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University of New Mexico Division of Dental Hygiene

Novitski Hall
900 Yale Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Established in 1961, the Division of Dental Hygiene at the University of New Mexico has the following accredited programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (accepts 24 students per year)
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree Completion (accepts 10 students per year)
  • Master of Science in Dental Hygiene (accepts 10 students per year)

For more information on degree completion and the master's degree program contact: cnathe@salud.unm.edu

Phone:(505) 272-4513
Fax:(505) 272-5584
Program Director:Christine N. Nathe, RDH, MS
ADHA Student Chapter Advisor:Robin Gatlin
UNM Information:www.dentalmedicine.unm.edu/dentalhy
UNM Dental Hygiene Alumni Association:Christine Nathe

San Juan College

Dental Hygiene Department
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402

Established in 2003, San Juan College offers an accredited Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene, which includes forty credit hours in prerequisites and general education, and fifty-four credit hours in professional curriculum requirements. 12 students are accepted annually to this 2 year program.

Phone:(505) 566-3763
Program Director:Dr. Julius Manz DDS
ADHA Student Chapter Advisor:Allison Cahoon
San Juan College Web Site:www.sanjuancollege.edu/health-science/dental

New Mexico State University/Doña Ana Community College

Dental Hygiene Department
3400 S. Espina St.
Mail to: MSC 3DA PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

The Doña Ana Community College Dental Hygiene Program (DACC) began in 2007. DACC Dental Hygiene Program offers an accredited Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. 12 students are accepted annually to this 2 year program.

Phone:(575) 528-7216
Fax:(575) 528-7080
Program Director:Dr. Elmer E. Gonzalez, RDH, MBA, Ph.D
575-528-7216
ADHA Student Chapter Advisor:Rebecca Sanchez
575-528-7020
Doña Ana College Web Site:https://dacc.nmsu.edu/dhyg/

Pima Medical Institute-Albuquerque Campus

Dental Hygiene Department
4400 Cutler Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Pima Medical Institute (PMI) began in 2011 and offers an accredited Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. The accelerated program is presented over a period of ninety (90) weeks. This period is divided into six (6) 15-week semesters consisting of 1920 clock hours spent in the classroom, laboratories, and clinics. Prerequisites courses are not required as all courses are built into the dental hygiene program curriculum. The program accepts up to 30 students per year with an annual start date in March.

Phone:(505) 881-1234
Program Director:Melissa (Missy) McDougal-Pleše, RDH, MS
ADHA Student Chapter Advisor:Diana Graham, RDH, MS(c)
PMI Web Site:http://www.pmi.edu
1-800-477-7462