Dental Hygiene Courses & 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 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Care  2,            0 2
DHS 315 Fundamentals of Electronic Health Records 1,            0        1
DHS 321 Dental Hygiene Clinic I 0,            9 3
DHS 330 Dental Science 4,            0 4
DHS 335 Dental Radiology 2,            2 3
DHS 355 Spanish for Dental Professions I 2,            0 2
DHS 370 Dental Communication 2,            0 2
  Total 13, 11 Total 17
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,              9 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
  Total 13, 11                     Total 17
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 333 Intro to Dental Hygiene Fieldwork  1,            0      1
DHS 360 Oral Pathology 2,            0 2
DHS 380 Dental Hygiene Care for Diverse Populations                               2,            0 2
  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,            13 3
DHS 434 Dental Hygiene Fieldwork I 0,            9 2
DHS 440 Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Care 2,            0 2
DHS 445 Restorative Dental Procedures 2,            4.5 4
DHS 491 Dental Hygiene Capstone I 1,            0 1
  Total 7,    26.5 Total 14
Spring (15 weeks) Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours Semester Hours
DHS 415 Dental Hygiene Professional Practice                       2,           0 2
DHS 425 Dental Hygiene Clinic V 0,           13 3
DHS 435 Dental Hygiene Fieldwork II 0,           9 2
DHS 446 Restorative Clinic 0,           5 1
DHS 448 Dental Specialties 1,           0 1
DHS 450 Dental Public Health  2,           0 2
DHS 462 Teaching Strategies for Dental Professions 3,           0          3
DHS 492 Dental Hygiene Capstone II 2,           0 2
CHP 450 Foundations for Interprofessional Practice, Equity, and Inclusion   1,           0 1
  Total 11, 27 Total 17
Summer (8 weeks) Lecture, Lab/Clinic Hours Semester Hours
DHS 416 Dental Hygiene Career Planning 1,            0 1
DHS 465 Business Management for Dental Professions 3,            0 3
DHS 470 Introduction to Independent Practice                                             3,            0 3
DHS 480 Dental Hygiene Practicum 0,            4     1
  Total 7,    4 Total 8

Senior Year: Total 39 Credits