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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.

Junior Year

FallSemester Hours
DH302 Principles & Practice I3
DH309 Dental Anatomy2
DH313 Radiology I2
DH315 Oral Histology & Embryology2
DH317 Medical Emergencies2
DH321 Head & Neck Anatomy2
DH332 Scientific Foundations in DH3
16

Spring
DH305 DH Instrumentation3
DH312 Preventive Oral Health3
DH316 Pathophysiology3
DH328 Radiology II2
DH331 Periodontics I2
DH326 Principles & Practice II2
15

Senior Year

Summer
DH327 Patient Care I2
DH406 Dental Public Health I1
DH407 Pharmacology I1
DH420 Pain & Anxiety Management2
6

Fall
DH405 Patient Care II3
DH409 Dental Public Health II2
DH412 Pharmacology II2
DH416 Oral Pathology2
DH421 Evidence-Based DH I1
DH423 Biomaterials in Dentistry2
DH431 Periodontics II1
13

Spring
DH413 Dental Public Health III1
DH418 DH Principles & Practice III2
DH433 Patient Care III4
DH444 Practice Management & Specialties4
DH445 Evidence-Based DH II1
DH446 Case Studies1
13

Total Required Program Hours63