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Dental Hygiene Curriculum Plan

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Pre-Dental Hygiene Qualifying Courses Professional Sequence Professional Sequence
Fall Semester Fall Semester Fall Semester
BIOL 108 Medical Microbiology: 3 Credits

CHEM 114 Intro. to General Chemistry: 4 Credits

ENGL 150 English 1: 3 Credits

MATH Competency: ACT 19
OR
Math 110

MRIS 102 Orient. to Medical Vocabulary: 1 Credit

SOCY 121 Intro. to Sociology: 3 Credits

Total Credits: 14
DHYG 101 Oral Imaging: 1 Credit

DHYG 102 Oral Imaging Lab: 1 Credit

DHYG 104 Dental Hygiene Theory 1: 3 Credits

DHYG 105 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice 1: 2 Credits

DHYG 107 Oral Science A: 2 Credits

DHYG 108 Oral Science A Lab: 1 Credit

ENGL 250 English 2: 3 Credits

Total Credits: 13
DHYG 208 Perio/Path Review: 2 Credits

DHYG 212 Dental Hygiene Theory 3: 3 Credits

DHYG 217 Comm. Dent A: 1 Credit

DHYG 218 Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene: 2 Credits

DHYG 222 Dental Hygiene Practice 3: 3 Credits

DHYG 227 Comm. Dent A Lab: 1 Credit

DHYG 229 Pain Management: 1 Credit

DHYG 231 Pain Manag. Lab: 1 Credit

Total Credits: 14
Spring Semester Spring Semester Spring Semester
BIOL 205 Human Anatomy and Physiology: 5 Credits

CCHS 102 Safety Issues in Health Care: 1 Credit

COMM 105 Fund. of Interpersonal Communication
OR
COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making: 3 Credits

Cultural Enrichment Elective: 3 Credits

PSYC 150 Intro. to Psychology: 3 Credits

Total Credits: 15
DHYG 117 Oral Science B: 1 Credit

DHYG 118 Oral Science B Lab: 1 Credit

DHYG 123 Gen. and Oral Path.: 2 Credits

DHYG 124 Dental Hygiene Theory 2: 3 Credits

DHYG 126 Dental Hygiene Practice 2: 2 Credits

DHYG 127 Dental Materials: 1 Credit

DHYG 129 Dental Materials Lab: 1 Credit

DHYG 213 Periodontics: 2 Credits

Total Credits: 13
DHYG 232 Dental Hygiene Theory 4: 3 Credits

DHYG 233 Dental Hygiene Practice 4: 3 Credits

DHYG 237 Comm. Dentistry B: 1 Credit

DHYG 239 Comm. Dent B Lab: 1 Credit

CCHS 101 Orient. to Health Care: 3 Credits

DHYG 280 Comprehensive Pt. Assessment: 1 Credit

DHYG 291 Dental Hygiene Practicum(optional): 1-2 Credits

Total Credits: (13-15)