Dental Hygiene

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  • Curriculum

    The Dental Hygiene entry-level traditional program at the School of Dentistry is a lock-step program, where students complete coursework as a cohort following a set sequence of courses.

    Required courses and course descriptions are summarized below:

    Junior Year

    Fall Semester
    DH305Dental Hygiene Instrumentation3
    DH309Dental Anatomy and Occlusion2
    DH313Radiology I2
    DH315Oral Histology and Embryology2
    DH321Head and Neck Anatomy2
    DH332Scientific Foundations3
     Total semester hours14
    Spring Semester
    DH312Primary Preventive Dentistry3
    DH317Medical Emergencies Related to the Dental Office2
    DH318Dental Hygiene Principles and Practice I4
    DH328Radiology II2
    DH331Periodontics I2
     Total semester hours16

    Senior Year

    Summer Semester
    DH326Dental Hygiene Principles and Practice II2
    DH327Patient Care I2
    DH336Biomaterials in Dentistry2
    DH407Pharmacology I1
    DH420Pain and Anxiety Management2
    DH435Community Dental Health I1
     Total semester hours10
    Fall Semester
    DH405Patient Care II3
    DH416Oral Pathology2
    DH418Dental Hygiene Principles and Practice III2
    DH421Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene I1
    DH426Pharmacology II2
    DH431Periodontics II1
    DH437Community Dental Health II1
     Total semester hours12
    Spring Semester
    DH433Patient Care III4
    DH443Community Dental Health III2
    DH444Practice Management and Dental Specialties4
    DH446Case Studies1
    DH447 Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene II1
     Total semester hours12
    Total Required Hours64