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Dental Hygiene - AAS

Available on Campus Campus

The Dental Hygiene program is designed for those interested in becoming a registered dental hygienist (RDH). Graduates are prepared to function in a variety of settings including private dental offices, dental clinics or public dental health care clinics. The AAS in the dental hygiene program includes general education courses as a foundation for dental hygiene courses. The dental hygiene program curriculum is a structured intense program with didactic and clinical practice taking place at Coleman College for Health Sciences.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses
CHEM 1305 Introductory Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2301 Anatomy & Physiology I (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2101 Anatomy & Physiology I (Lab) 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
13

Year 1

Semester 1
DHYG 1331 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 3
DHYG 1304 Dental Radiology 3
DHYG 1227 Preventive Dental Hygiene Care 2
DHYG 1301 Orofacial Anatomy, Histology & Embryology 3
BIOL 2302 Anatomy & Physiology II (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2102 Anatomy & Physiology II (Lab) 1
15
Semester 2
DHYG 1260 Clinical-Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2
DHYG 1339 General & Oral Pathology 3
DHYG 2201 Dental Hygiene Care I 2
DHYG 1319 Dental Materials 3
BIOL 2320 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (Lecture) 3
BIOL 2120 Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (Lab) 1
DHYG 1207 General & Dental Nutrition 2
16
Semester 3
DHYG 1261 Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2
2

Year 2

Semester 1
DHYG 1211 Periodontology 2
DHYG 1235 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist 2
DHYG 1215 Community Dentistry 2
DHYG 2260 Clinical - Dental Hygiene/ Hygienist 2
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
11
Semester 2
DHYG 2153 Dental Hygiene Practice 1
DHYG 2231 Dental Hygiene Care II 2
DHYG 2261 Clinical - Dental Hygiene/ Hygienist (Capstone) 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
11
Semester 3
Total Credits 68

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.