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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
                  
  Total Contact hours:  14 
  Total Credit Hours 9

         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
MED 118 Medical Law & Ethics        2   0     0     2

Total Contact hours: 11
  Total Credit Hours  7

  
                    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


 

 

 
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