Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Dental Hygiene Course Total 82.5 Credits
Prerequisite Coursework Total 48 Credits
Bachelor of Science Degree Total 130.5 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
  Total 11, 15 Total 16
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 II      2,              0 2
DHS 375 Dental Health Education 2,              0 2
CHP 415 Interprofessional Competence                                                       0.5,           0  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                               1,            0 2
DHS 333 Intro to Dental Hygiene Fieldwork  1,            0      1
  Total 7,    7 Total 10

Junior Year: Total 43.5 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 Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Care 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 Issues of DH Practice                       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  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 470 Introduction to Independent Practice                                             3,            0 3
DHS 480 Dental Hygiene Practicum 2,            0     2
  Total 6,    0 Total 6

Senior Year: Total 39 Credits