Dental Hygiene Alumni

Dental Hygiene students

Dental Hygiene Mentor Program

This program is intended to provide a connection between senior students and an alumni mentor so they can access the rich experience, resources, wisdom and knowledge and the expertise of alumni professionals in the field.

Apply to be a mentor

Application deadline: November 6.

Mentor Criteria:

  • An alumna/us of the University of Minnesota Dental Hygiene Program
  • An interest in acting as a Dental Hygiene Professional who is committed to supporting, sharing expertise, and providing feedback
  • Enthusiasm for the profession and your work experience
  • Willingness to share your relevant experience
  • Practicing Dental Hygiene professionals and those who have entered other fields of professional work


  • Attend an initial face to face meeting in early 2020 to meet your assigned student mentee and other program participants
  • Intentional quarterly meetings, face to face as possible, from January 2020 - December 2020
  • Monthly touch points via phone, text, email, etc.
  • Develop an initial goal sheet as individuals and as a Mentor - Mentee team to guide your meetings
  • Share experience, expertise, knowledge, and provide guidance as agreed upon for the student you are assigned.
  • At times, if you have a unique experience another student may be referred to tap into your expertise via the larger network
  • Provide feedback on the program as requested (approximately 2 times)

Application deadline: November 6.

Alumni Office

For more information about Alumni programs, please contact the Alumni Office at [email protected].