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PROGRAM COURSE SEQUENCE

The Dental Hygiene Program consists of four regular semesters and one summer. All courses must be taken in the proper sequence, as each builds on the knowledge gained on the previous courses.

FIRST YEAR

          FALL SEMESTER          Class Lab Clin Cred
DEN 110 Orofacial Anatomy           2 2 0 3
DEN 111 Infection/Hazard Control   2 0 0 2
DEN 120  DH Preclinic lecture         2 0 0 2
DEN 121  DH Preclinic Lab              0 6 0 2
*ELECT Arts/Humanities Elective     3 0 0 3
  Total Contact hours:  17 
  Total Credit Hours 12

         SPRING SEMESTER
DEN 112  Dental Radiography       2 3 0 3
DEN 222 General & Oral Pathology 2 0 0 2
DEN 130 DH Theory I                  2 0 0 2
DEN 131 DH Clinic I                    0 0 9 3
DEN 123 Nutrition/Dental Health   2 0 0 2
  Total Contact hours: 20
  Total Credit Hours 12

        SUMMER SEMESTER
DEN 124 Periodontology             2 0 0 2
DEN 140 DH Theory II                1 0 0 1
DEN 141 DH Clinic II                  0 0 6 2
  Total Contact hours: 11
  Total Credit Hours 5

  
                    SECOND YEAR

      FALL SEMESTER              Class Lab Clin Cred
DEN 220  DH Theory III            2 0 0 2
DEN 221 DH Clinic III               0 0 12 4
DEN 223 Dental Pharmacology   2 0 0 2
DEN 232 Comm. Dental Health   2 0 3 3

  Total Contact hours: 21
  Total Credit Hours 11

     SPRING SEMESTER
DEN 224 Materials and Proc.     1 3 0 2
DEN 230 DH Theory IV             1 0 0 1
DEN 231 DH Clinic IV               0 0 12 4
DEN 233 Prof. Development      2 0 0 2
  Total Contact hours: 19
  Total Credit Hours  9


*The following courses (all 3 credit hours) will satisfy the Arts/Humanities elective for the Dental Hygiene Program:

 ART 111 Art Appreciation  HUM 120 Cultural Studies

 ART 114 Art History Survey I

 HUM 211 Humanities I
 DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation  HUM 211 Humanities I
 DRA 122 Oral Interpretation  HUM 220 Human Values and Meaning
 DRA 122 Oral Interpretation  MUS 110 Music Appreciation
 DRA 126 Storytelling  MUS 111 Fundamentals of Music
 DRA 130 Acting I  MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
 ENG 125 Creative Writing I  MUS 213 Opera and Musical Theatre
 ENG 231 American Literature I  PHI 210 History of Philosophy
 ENG 232 American Literature II  PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
 ENG 241 British Literature I  REL 110 World Religions
 ENG 242 British Literature II  REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
 ENG 251 Western World Literature I  REL 212 intro to New Testament
 ENG 252 Western World Literature II  REL 221 Religion in America
 HUM 110 Technology and Society  SPA 141 Culture and Civilization

Introductory foreign language courses are not accepted as a the Arts/Humanities elective, but advanced foreign language courses will be considered.

 
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Updated 04.26.2013: School of Health Services