Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Dental Hygiene Course Total 83 Credits
Prerequisite Coursework Total 48 Credits
Bachelor of Science Degree Total 131 Credits

Junior Year (1st Year)

Fall (15 weeks) Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours Semester Hours
DHS 311 Fundamental of Dental Hygiene Care 2,            0 2
DHS 321 Dental Hygiene Clinic I 0,            9 3
DHS 330 Dental Science 3,            3 4
DHS 335 Dental Radiology 2,            3 3
DHS 370 Dental Communication 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 Total 16.5
Spring (15 weeks) Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours Semester Hours
DHS 312 Applied Dental Hygiene Care 2,            0 2
DHS 322 Dental Hygiene Clinic II 0,            12 3
DHS 340 Periodontics 3,             0 3
DHS 342 Cariology 2,             2 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
  Total 13.5, 14                     Total 17.5
Summer (8 weeks) Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours Semester Hours
DHS 313 Advanced Dental Hygiene Procedures 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
  Total 8,    7 Total 10

Junior Year: Total 44 Credits

Senior Year (2nd Year)

Fall (15 weeks) Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours Semester Hours
DHS 414 Dental Hygiene Care for Patients with Special Needs  2,            0 2
DHS 424 Dental Hygiene Clinic IV 0,            12 3
DHS 434 Dental Hygiene Fieldwork I 0,            4 1
DHS 440 Dental Public Health & Research I 3,            0 3
DHS 445 Restorative Dental Procedures 2,            6 4
DHS 462 Teaching Strategies for Dental Professions                                   3,            0 3
DHS 491 Dental Hygiene Capstone I 1,            0 1
  Total 11, 22 Total 17
Spring (15 weeks) Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours Semester Hours
DHS 415 Legal, Ethical & Professional Development for Dental Hygienists 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 Dental Specialties 1,           0 1
DHS 450 Dental Public Health & Research II 3,           0 3
DHS 465 Business Management for Dental Professions 3,           0 3
DHS 492 Dental Hygiene Capstone II 2,           0 2
  Total 11, 20 Total 16
Summer (8 weeks) Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours Semester Hours
DHS 416 Dental Hygiene Career Planning 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
  Total 4,    8 Total 6

Senior Year: Total 39 Credits