Dental Hygiene

Prerequisite: Grades of “C” or higher in Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy and Physiology II, and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry.

Requirements for the Degree:
SPC 112 Public Speaking 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3

Students must complete the curriculum described below:
Recommended Course Sequence
First Semester
BIO186Microbiology 4.0
DHY118Oral Histology and Embryology 1.0
DHY174Principles of Dental Hygiene 5.0
DHY114Dental Hygiene Anatomical Sciences 4.0
DHY155Radiology 2.0
DHY157Radiology Lab 1.0
  Credits 17.0
Second Semester
DHY183Dental Hygiene I Theory 2.0
DHY184Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3.0
DHY153Dental Emergencies 1.0
DHY211Periodontology 2.0
DHY228Clinical Preventive Dentistry 2.0
DHY226Biomaterials for the Dental Hygienist 2.5
  Credits 12.5
Third Semester
DHY275Dental Hygiene II Theory 1.0
DHY286Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2.0
DHY288Local Anesthesia and Pain Control 1.0
DHY132Dental Pharmacology 3.0
  Credits 7.0
Fourth Semester
DHY293Dental Hygiene III Theory 2.0
DHY295Clinical Dental Hygiene III 4.0
DHY252Community Dentistry 3.0
DHY213Periodontology II 1.0
DHY141General and Oral Pathology 3.0
  Credits 13.0
Fifth Semester
DHY303Dental Hygiene IV Theory 2.0
DHY304Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 4.0
DHY255Community Oral Health 2.0
DHY241Dental Ethics 2.0
PSY111Introduction to Psychology 3.0
MGT195Workplace Empowerment 3.0
DHY230Oral Health Nutrition 2.0
  Credits 18.0

  73.5  Total Semester Hours Required

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all DHY courses in order to graduate.