Dental Hygiene, Associate of Applied Science- DH13

The Dental Hygiene associate degree curriculum maximizes the integration of and promotes the interrelationship between general education, biomedical science, dental science, dental hygiene science, and clinical practice assignments of preventive dental hygiene services. The range of services performed by hygienists varies from state to state and may include cleaning and polishing teeth, examining the head, neck, and oral areas for signs of disease, educating patients about oral hygiene, expose and process radiographs, applying fluoride and sealants. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam (NBDHE) and the clinical board examination -Central Regional Dental Testing Services (CRDTS) for Dental Hygiene Students.

This is a competitive admissions program. Please see the Admissions section of the Student Handbook/Catalog for more information .

Curriculum Outline

All pre-requisite courses and occupational courses must be successfully completed with a grade of C or better.

Pre- Requisites

Taken prior to competitive admissions (22)

SEMN 1000First Semester Seminar

0

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy & Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy & Physiology Lab II

1

CHEM 1211Chemistry I

3

CHEM 1211LChemistry Lab I

1

BIOL 2117Introductory Microbiology

3

BIOL 2117LIntroductory Microbiology Lab

1

ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L:  courses to use for competitive admission ranking

General Core Courses

can be taken before or during the program (12). Must have 3 credit hours in a humanities elective

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

SPCH 1101Public Speaking

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

Dental Hygiene Occupational Courses (49)

First Semester

DHYG 1000Tooth Anatomy and Root Morphology

2

DHYG 1010Oral Embryology and Histology

1

DHYG 1020Head and Neck Anatomy

2

DHYG 1040Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lecture

2

DHYG 1050Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lab

2

Second Semester

DHYG 1030Dental Materials

2

DHYG 1070Radiology Lecture

2

DHYG 1090Radiology Lab

1

DHYG 1110Clinical Dental Hygiene I Lecture

2

DHYG 1111Clinical Dental Hygiene I Lab

3

DHYG 1206Pharmacology and Pain Control

3

Third Semester

DHYG 2010Clinical Dental Hygiene II Lecture

2

DHYG 2020Clinical Dental Hygiene II Lab

2

DHYG 2110Biochemistry and Nutrition Fundamentals for the Dental Hygienist

2

DHYG 2200Periodontology

3

Fourth Semester

DHYG 2050General and Oral Pathology/Pathophysiology

3

DHYG 2070Community Dental Health

3

DHYG 2080Clinical Dental Hygiene III Lecture

2

DHYG 2090Clinical Dental Hygiene III Lab

4

Fifth Semester

DHYG 2130Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Lecture

2

DHYG 2140Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Lab

4

Total Credit Hours: 83