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Dental Hygiene (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

Major: DH

Degree: BS

Unit: School of Dentistry (SD)

Lower Division Pre-Professional Curriculum

Type Hours
*ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
*ENGL 102 Intermediate College Writing 3
**CHEM 101 or 105 Chemistry 3 or 4
*BIOL 102 Introduction to Biological Systems 3
*BIOL 104 Introductions to Biological Systems Lab 1
**BIOL 260 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
**BIOL 261 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
**BIOL 262 Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1
*MATH (choose one from Gen Ed list) 3
**HSS 303 Human Nutrition 3
COMM 111, 112 or 115 3
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology or SOC 203 Self and Society 3
PSYC 201 Introducation to Psychology 3
HIST 101 Hist-Civilizations I or HIST 102 Hist-Civilizations II 3
Arts and Humanities- one course in each area (see catalog) 6
Cultural Diversity- 6 hours of CD courses- at least 3 hours must be CD1 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences- one course at 200 or 300 level 3
DHED 101 DH Academic Orientation 1
Minimum Total 54

*Students must make a ā€œCā€ or above in these courses.

**Students must make a ā€œCā€ or above in these courses and must have completed them within 5 years of applying for Upper Division admission.

Upper Division Professional Curriculum

Dental Hygiene Required Courses

Type Hours
Third Year: First Semester  
DHED 305 Biology of Head & Neck 3
DHED 303 Dental Anatomy 2
DHED 304 Radiography 2
DHED 301 Dental Hygiene Theory I 3
DHED 302 Dental Hygiene Principles of Practice I 2
DHED 306 Microbiology 3
DHED 307 Physical Diagnosis and Medical Management 2
Total 17
Third Year: Second Semester
DHED 308 Preclinical Radiography 1
DHED 309 General & Oral Pathology I 3
DHED 310 Periodontology 3
DHED 311 Pain & Anxiety Control (Local Anesthesia) 3
DHED 313 Dental Hygiene Theory II 3
DHED 314 Dental Hygiene Principles of Practice II 3
DHED 312 Oral Health Education 2
Total 18
Third Year: Summer Session
DHED 315 Dental Materials 3
DHED 316 Community Dental Health I 2
Total 5
Fourth Year: First Semester
DHED 402 Pharmacology 3
DHED 403 Statistics & Research Design 3
DHED 404 Special Needs Patients 2
DHED 406 Community Dental Health II 2
DHED 408 Dental Hygiene Principles of Practice III 4
DHED 409 Clinical Radiology I 1
DHED 407 Advanced Technology & Patient Care Procedures I 2
DHED 405 Advanced Periodontology I 1
Total 18
Fourth Year: Second Semester  
DHED 410 Advanced Radiology 1
DHED 411 Clinical Radiology II 1
DHED 412 Dental Hygiene Principles of Practice IV 3
DHED414 Advanced Technology and Patient Care Procedures II 1
DHED 413 Advanced Periodontology II 1
DHED 415 Dental Hygiene Ethics and Practice 2
DHED 417 Dental Hygiene Extramural Education 2
**Dental Hygiene Elective: DHED 420 Clinical Teaching, DHED 416 Business Office Administration, DHED 418 Clinical Research, DHED 419 Public Health, SUHD 864 Zoo Dentistry 1
** Students may select one of these areas for concentrated study 12
Total 124

 

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