Dental Hygiene Program

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Program Description

To develop in students the personal traits and professional skills required to perform as competent entry-level dental hygienists within the dental team and community. Curriculum includes didactic, laboratory, and on-site clinical training, which allows students to gain knowledge and skills in the practice of ethical and comprehensive dental hygiene care by application of established standards of dental hygiene. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to employ lifelong learning skills, analyze and apply advances in research to patient care, and facilitate health promotion.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 23 months (two years)  

Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Dental Hygienist ?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Dental Hygiene program:
  • Dental Anatomy
  • Biomaterials
  • Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene
  • Periodontics
  • Restorative Lab

Where Can I Take a Dental Hygiene Training Class Near Me?

New Mexico

Texas

Washington



Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
PSY 125 Psychology 30 - - 2.0
CCM 145 Communications & Composition 30 - - 2.0
BIO 115 Anatomy & Physiology 45 30 - 4.0
BIO 145 Microbiology & Immunology 45 - - 3.0
RDH 101 Introduction to Dental Hygiene 30 - - 2.0
RDH 186 Dental Anatomy 45 - - 3.0
Semester I Total 225 30 - 16.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
SOC 110 Sociology 30 - - 2.0
CHM 125 Chemistry/Biochemistry 45 - - 3.0
BIO 136 Head & Neck Anatomy 30 - - 2.0
RDH 118 Medical Emergencies 15 - - 1.0
RDH 116 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 45 - - 3.0
RDH 120 Preclinical Clinical Dental Hygiene  - - 90 2.0
RDH 211 Radiology 30 45 - 3.5
Semester II Total 195 45 90 16.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
RDH 150 Dental Hygiene I 30 15 - 2.5
RDH 155 Clinical Dental Hygiene I - - 120 2.5
RDH 215 Biomaterials 15 45 - 2.5
RDH 218 Periodontics 45 - - 3.0
RDH 260 Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene 45 - - 3.0
Semester III Total 135 60 120 13.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
RDH 175 Dental Hygiene II 30 15 - 2.5
RDH 180 Clinical Dental Hygiene II - - 150 3.0
RDH 209 Nutrition & Cariology 30 - - 2.0
RDH 214 Patient/Pain Management 30 45 - 3.5
RDH 220 General/Oral Pathology 45 - - 3.0
RDH 223 Restorative Lab I*   30 - 1.0
Semester IV Total 135 90 150 15.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
RDH 200 Dental Hygiene III 30 15 - 2.5
RDH 205 Clinical Dental Hygiene III - - 180 4.0
RDH 251 Treatment of Special Needs Patient Seminar 45 - - 3.0
RDH 259 Community & Public Dental Health 45 - - 3.0
RDH 233 Restorative Lab* 15 75 - 3.5
Semester V Total 135 90 180 16.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
RDH 226 Review of Dental Hygiene 45 - - 3.0
RDH 230 Dental Health Promotions 30 - - 2.0
RDH 240 Dental Hygiene IV 15 - - 1.0
RDH 245 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV - - 180 4.0
RDH 285 Restorative Clinic* - - 60 3.0
RDH 291 Principles of Dental Hygiene Practice 30 - - 2.0
Semester VI Total 135 - 240 14.0
Program Totals 945 315 780 90.0

*Represents the Seattle program

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