Dental Hygiene
PROGRAM CORE COURSES

 Students in the Dental Hygiene program will be required to successfully complete the following courses in progressive order in order to graduate and apply to take the licensure exam.

Core Courses:

 

DNTL 10

Oral  Biology

3

DNTL 11

Oral Radiology

3

DNTL 12

Head and Neck Anatomy

2

DNTL 13

Dental Health Education/Seminar

2

DNTL 14

Introduction to Clinic

4

DNTL 20

Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide

2

DNTL 21

General and Oral Pathology

4

DNTL 23

Patient Management and Geriatrics

2

DNTL 24

Clinical Practice I

4

DNTL 25

Clinic I Seminar

2

DNTL 26

Nutrition in Dentistry

1

DNTL 30

Periodontology I

3

DNTL 31

Pharmacology

2

DNTL 32

Dental Materials

2

DNTL 33

Advanced Clinical Topics

2

DNTL 34

Clinical Practice II

4

DNTL 35

Clinic II Seminar

1

DNTL 40

Periodontics II

1

DNTL 41

Practice and Financial Management

1

DNTL 42

Clinic III Seminar

2

DNTL 43

Clinical Practice III

4

DNTL 44

Community Oral Health

3

DNTL 45

Ethics and Jurisprudence

2

 

Total Units for Major

56

 

NOTE:  In order to progress through the dental hygiene courses, students must demonstrate competence in both the theory and clinical components.  Failing or withdrawing from any one of the semester’s co-requisite courses requires withdrawal from all of that semester’s co-requisite courses.

Recommended Summer Courses:
It is highly recommended that during the summer students take the following courses in preparation for their licensure board exam:

  • DNTL 27 - A skill building class - Summer after first year
  • DNTL 54 - Finding patients for the Board Exam - Summer after final year (after graduation)

These courses are offered as 54 hours Credit/No Credit

Graduation Requirements:
Completion of the humanities requirement and the mathematics competency requirement for the Associate Degree in Science are required prior to graduation

 

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

 

Major

56

General Education

41

Electives & Graduation Requirements (total 60)

 9

Total

106

 

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