Dental Hygiene Program Curriculum

Junior Year
Fall Semester - 15 Weeks
Course
Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours
Semester Hours
DHS 311 - Dental Hygiene Seminar I
2,0
2
DHS 321 - Dental Hygiene Clinic I
0,9
3
DHS 330 - Dental Science
3,0
4
DHS 335 - Dental Radiology
2,3
3
DHS 350 - Dental Health Education
2,0
2
DHS 355 - Spanish for Dental Professions I                 2,0          2
CHP 310 - Interprofessional Competence                 0.5         0.5
Total
11.5,15
16.5

 

Junior Year
Spring Semester - 15 Weeks
Course
Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours
Semester Hours
DHS 312 - Dental Hygiene Seminar II
2,0
2
DHS 322 - Dental Hygiene Clinic II
0,12
3
DHS 340 - Periodontics
3,0
3
DHS 342 - Cariology
2,0
3
DHS 345 - Oral Medicine
2,0
2
DHS 356 - Spanish for Dental Professions
2,0
2
DHS 375 - Dental Health Education                 2,0          2
CHP 311 - Interprofessional Competence                 0.5        0.5

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Total
14.5,12
17.5

 

Junior Year
Summer Session - 8 Weeks
Course
Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours
Semester Hours
DHS 313 - Dental Hygiene Seminar III
2,0
2
DHS 323 - Dental Hygiene Clinic III
0,4
1
DHS 325 - Pain Management
1,3
2
DHS 360 - Oral Pathology
2,0
2
DHS 380 - Dental Hygiene Care for Diverse Populations                 3,0         3
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Total
4,7
6

 

Junior Year Total = 44 Credits

 

Senior Year
Fall Semester - 15 Weeks
Course
Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours
Semester Hours
DHS 414 - Dental Hygiene Seminar IV
2,0
2
DHS 424 - Dental Hygiene Clinic IV
0,12
3
DHS 434 - Dental Hygiene Fieldwork I                 0,4          1
DHS 440 - Dental Research Methods
3,0
3
DHS 445 - Restorative Dental Procedures
2,3
3
DHS 462 - Teaching Strategies for Dental            Professions
3,0
3
DHS 491 - Dental Hygiene Capstone I                 1, 0          1

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Total
11,22
17

 

Senior Year
Spring Semester - 15 Weeks
Course
Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours
Semester Hours
DHS 415 - Dental Hygiene Seminar V
2,0
2
DHS 425 - Dental Hygiene Clinic V
0,12
3
DHS 435 - Dental Hygiene Fieldwork II                 0,4         1
DHS 446 - Restorative Clinic
0,4
1
DHS 448 - Restorative Seminar                 1,0          1
DHS 450 - Dental Public Health  & Research
3,0
3
DHS 465 - Business Management for Dental Professions
3,0
3
DHS 492 - Dental Hygiene Capstone II                 2,0         2
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Total
11,20
16

 

Senior Year
Summer Session - 8 Weeks
Course
Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours
Semester Hours
DHS 416 - Dental Hygiene Seminar VI
1,0
1
DHS 426 - Dental Hygiene Clinic VI
0,4
1
DHS 436 - Dental Hygiene Fieldwork
0,4
1
DHS 470 - Introduction to Independent Practice
3,0
3
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Total
4,8
6

 

Senior Year Total = 39 Credits

 

Dental Health Course Total = 83
Prerequisite Coursework Total = 48
Bachelor of Science Degree Total = 131