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Dental Hygiene Program Schedule

Dental Hygiene is a full- time program. The curriculum is two full calendar years (6 semesters), beginning in the summer term. Didactic, laboratory and clinic courses are scheduled Monday – Friday including some evening hours.

First Semester - Summer
Dental Hygiene 112 – Introduction to Dental Hygiene 1 credit hour
Dental Hygiene 135 – Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 1 credit hour
Chemistry 121 – Basic Chemistry 1 4 credit hours
Total 6 credit hours

Second Semester - Fall
Dental Hygiene 119 – Introduction to Dental Radiology 1.5 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 121 – Dental Hygiene Theory 1 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 123 – Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 125 – Nutrition and Oral Health 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 131 – Oral Structures and Function 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 133 – Head and Neck Anatomy 2 credit hours
English 101 3 credit hours
Total 15.5 credit hours

Third Semester - Spring
Dental Hygiene 122 – Dental Hygiene Theory II 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 124 – Clinical Dental Hygiene 1 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 126 – Dental Radiology 1.5 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 130 – Dental Materials 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 132 – Genera/Oral Pathology and Diagnosis 3 credit hours
Sociology 201 – Introduction to Study of Society 3 credit hours
Total 15.5 credit hours

Fourth Semester - Summer
Dental Hygiene 200 – Clinical Dental Hygiene II 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 202 – Critique of Dental Literature 1 credit hour
Math 118 – General Education Math of higher (excluding Math 140) 4 credit hours
Total 8 credit hours

Fifth Semester - Fall
Dental Hygiene 233 – Expanded Functions 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 235 – Community Dental Health I 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 241 – Dental Pharmacology 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 244 – Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 251 – Clinical Dental Hygiene III 6 credit hours
Total 16 credit hours

Sixth Semester - Spring
Dental Hygiene 252– Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 5 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 256 – Community Dental Health II 1 credit hour
Dental Hygiene 258 – Ethics and Jurisprudence 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 260 – Senior Seminar 2 credit hours
Psychology 201 3 credit hours
Total 13 credit hours

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