Dental Hygiene Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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Note: the above major will require more than 12 terms (or four years) to complete at an average of 15 credits per term.

Required Courses
DNHY 300HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY3
DNHY 301DENTAL ANATOMY3
DNHY 302HISTOLOGY/EMBRYOLOGY3
DNHY 310RADIOGRAPHY3
DNHY 311RADIOGRAPHY2
DNHY 320PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENIST3
DNHY 321PAIN CONTROL3
DNHY 330PRECLINICAL DNHY I4
DNHY 331PRECLINICAL DNHY II5
DNHY 332PRECLINICAL DNHY III4
DNHY 341MANAGEMENT OF THE MEDICALLY COMPROMISED PATIENT3
DNHY 350CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE I4
DNHY 351CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE II5
DNHY 352CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE III5
DNHY 360PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY2
DNHY 380INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY5
DNHY 381PRINCIPLES OF RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY3
DNHY 421PERIODONTOLOGY I3
DNHY 422PERIODONTOLOGY II2
DNHY 430ORAL AND GENERAL PATHOLOGY3
DNHY 450CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE IV3
DNHY 451CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE V5
DNHY 452CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE VI5
DNHY 453CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE VII5
DNHY 460COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH I2
DNHY 461COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH II2
DNHY 470RESEARCH METHODS3
DNHY 480RESTORATIVE CLINIC I3
DNHY 481RESTORATIVE CLINIC II2
DNHY 482RESTORATIVE CLINIC III2
DNHY 490DENTAL HYGIENE CAPSTONE4
Suggested Elective Courses
PERIO TRACK
TEACHING PRACTICUM I
TEACHING PRACTICUM II
TEACHING PRACTICUM III
Total Credits104

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • exemplify critical thinking skills, self-assessment, ethical, legal, and moral responsibility to strengthen professional effectiveness in all roles of the dental hygienist;
  • synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from dental hygiene, scientific, and humanistic disciplines and integrate it into clinical, academic, and leadership roles;
  • embody leadership and advocacy skills to enhance the quality of dental hygiene and health care;
  • evaluate research and apply findings to evidence-based practices in the roles of the dental hygienist;
  • collaborate with other professionals and the public to promote the health and well-being of a diverse society;
  • engage in lifelong learning through graduate education and/or specialty training, as appropriate.