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Dental Hygiene Program Schedule

The curriculum is two full calendar years (6 semesters), beginning in the summer term. All didactic and laboratory classes are Monday thru Friday from 8am-5pm.   Additionally, in the Fall and Spring, first year students have 6-9 preclinical/clinical hours per week to complete on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-6pm.  Second year students have 12 clinical hours per week to complete on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am-6pm. ​​  

First Semester - Summer
Dental Hygiene 112 – Concepts of Preventive Therapy 1 2 credit hours
Chemistry 121 – Basic Chemistry 1 4 credit hours
Total 6 credit hours

Second Semester - Fall
Dental Hygiene 119 – Introduction to Dental Radiology 1.5 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 121 – Principles of Dental Hygiene (lecture) 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 123 – Principles of Dental Hygiene I (pre-clinical) 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 125 – Nutrition 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 131 – Oral Structures and Function 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 133 – Head and Neck Anatomy 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 135 - Concepts of Preventive Therapy II 1 credit hours
English 101 3 credit hours
Total 16.5 credit hours

Third Semester - Spring
Dental Hygiene 122 – Principles of Dental Hygiene II (lecture) 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 124 – Principles of Dental Hygiene II (lab/clinic) 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 126 – Dental Radiology 1.5 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 130 – Dental Materials 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 132 – Genera/Oral Pathology and Diagnosis 3 credit hours
Sociology 201 – Introduction to Study of Society 3 credit hours
Total 15.5 credit hours

Fourth Semester - Summer
Dental Hygiene 200 – Summer Clinic 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 202 – Critique of Dental Literature 1 credit hour
Math 118 – General Education Math of higher (excluding Math 140) 4 credit hours
Total 8 credit hours

Fifth Semester - Fall
Dental Hygiene 233 – Expanded Functions 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 235 – Community Dental Health I 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 241 – Dental Pharmacology 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 244 – Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist 3 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 251 – Clinical Dental Hygiene I 5 credit hours
Total 15 credit hours

Sixth Semester - Spring
Dental Hygiene 252– Clinical Dental Hygiene II 5 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 254 – Dental Specialties 1 credit hour
Dental Hygiene 256 – Community Dental Health II 1 credit hour
Dental Hygiene 258 – Ethics and Jurisprudence 2 credit hours
Dental Hygiene 260 – Senior Seminar 2 credit hours
Psychology 201 3 credit hours
Total 14 credit hours

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