Dental Hygiene

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  • Curriculum

    The Dental Hygiene program at SHRP 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
    DH340Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene I 
     Total semester hours17

    Senior Year

    Summer Semester
    DH326Dental Hygiene Principles and Practice II2
    DH327Patient Care I2
    DH336Biomaterials in Dentistry2
    DH420Pain and Anxiety Management2
    DH435Community Dental Health I1
     Total semester hours9
    Fall Semester
    DH405Patient Care II3
    DH416Oral Pathology2
    DH418Dental Hygiene Principles and Practice III2
    DH431Periodontics II2
    DH437Community Dental Health II1
    DH445 Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene II2
     Total semester hours15
    Spring Semester
    DH429Practice Management3
    DH432Dental Hygiene  Principles and Practice IV2
    DH433Patient Care III4
    DH443Community Dental Health III2
    DH446Case Studies1
     Total semester hours12
    Total Required Hours 67