B.S. Degree Curriculum in Dental Hygiene

General Education Requirements:          48 Hours

Bio 204 & 205 A & P/ Lab & Chem 100/101 Foundations of Chemistry fulfills Natural Science Gen Ed Requirements. 
(*Refer to college catalog for the listing of General Studies requirements)

Science Prerequisites:                                 6 Hours

Bio 216 Microbiology                                    3
Bio 330 Nutrition                                           3
 

Dental Hygiene Courses:                           60 Hours

Electives :                                                        6 Hours

Total Hours:                                                   120

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN DENTAL HYGIENE

The following courses must be completed before being admitted to the First Year Fall Semester of the clinical program.

  •   English 101, English 102, Psychology 101, Sociology 150, Oral Communications 101
  •   Bio 204/205 Anatomy & Physiology/Lab, Chem 100/101 Foundations of Chemistry/lab, Microbiology 216 and Biology 330 Nutrition

Dental Hygiene Courses: 60 hours

First Year Fall Semester: I

DH 155 Tooth Morphology 2

DH 156 Head & Neck Anatomy 2

DH 185 Clinic I 3

DH 186 Clinic I Lab 2

DH 225 Periodontology I 1

DH 237Radiography 2

DH 238 Radiography Lab 1

DH 340 Nutrition in Dentistry 1

Total: 14

Fall Semester III

DH 331 General/Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist  3

DH 365 Ethics in Dentistry 1

DH 380 Clinic III 2

DH 381 Clinic III Lab 3

DH 460 Pain Management/Lab for the Dental Hygienist  3

DH 462 Patients with Special Needs 1

DH 464 Educational Methods for the Dental Hygienist  2

DH 466 Dental Practice Management 2

Total: 17

First Year Spring Semester: II

DH 267 Dental Materials  1

DH 268 Dental Materials Lab  1

DH 285 Clinical DH II  3

DH 286 Clinical DH II Lab 2

DH 325 Periodontology II  1

DH 350 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist  2

DH 400 Intraoral Photography 2

DH 440 Dental Literature Review 2

Total: 14

Spring Semester IV

DH 360 Community Dental Health 3

DH 385 Clinic IV 2

DH386 Clinic IV Lab 3

DH 390 Applied Concepts 2

DH 450 Senior Research 2

DH 445 Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient Care

DH 470 Dental Hygiene Board Review 2

Total: 15