Curriculum & Courses

Syllabi

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Clinical Dental Hygiene Program Curriculum

Please note: Course curriculum is subject to change.

First Year: DH 1 Summer Term

Course # Course Credits Faculty
BSC 8070 Immunology 1.5 M. Elftman
BSC 8150 Histology 3.5 M. Wheater
DHY 8080 Oral Health Assessment DEF M. VanHook
DHY 8100 Dental Hygiene Care I DEF M. VanHook
DHY 8130 Radiology DEF J. Geist
DHY 8170 Dental Anatomy DEF M. Coleman
DHY 8280 Scientific Literature 2 A. Neely / J. Jaeger
DHY 8320 Introduction to Ethical and Legal Issues 1 J. Jaeger
DZD 8020 Course Evaluation DEF R. Trombly
Total 8

DH 1 Fall Term

Course # Course Credits Faculty
BSC 8040 Integrated Biomedical Sciences I 2 M. O'Regan / W.C. Foong
BSC 8120 Head and Neck Anatomy 2 S. Chand
BSC 8140 Oral Microbiology 1.5 E. Krukonis
DHY 8080 Oral Health Assessment 3.5 M. VanHook
DHY 8100 Dental Hygiene Care I 5 M. VanHook
DHY 8130 Radiology 3.5 J. Geist
DHY 8150 Principles of Dental Materials 3 J. Jaeger / W. Wagner
DHY 8170 Dental Anatomy 2 M. Coleman
DHY 8230 Periodontal Therapy I 1 L. Cabanilla / M. VanHook
DZD 8020 Course Evaluation DEF R. Trombly
Total 24.5

DH 1 Winter Term

Course # Course Credits Faculty
BSC 8050 Integrated Biomedical Sciences II 4 S. Chand/W.C. Foong/M. O'Regan
BSC 8190 Infectious Diseases for Dental Hygiene 2 E. Krukonis
CLN 8140 Clinic Dental Hygiene I / Clinic Rounds 2 E. Relich
DHS 8200 Pain and Anxiety Control 2 M. Coleman / L. Cabanilla-Jacobs
DHY 8140 Strategies for the Prevention of Oral Diseases 3 M. VanHook
DHY 8180 The Child and Adolescent Patient 1 C Zeitz
DHY 8190 Orthodontics .5 M. Haughey
DHY 8300 Periodontal Therapy II 1 L. Cabanilla-Jacobs
DZD 8020 Course Evaluation .5 R. Trombly
Total 16

Second Year: DH 2 Summer Term

Course # Course Credits Faculty
BSC 8180 General Pathology 1 J. Ojha
CLN 8150  Clinic Dental Hygiene II 3 E. Relich
CLN 8280 Clinical RDA Expanded Functions DEF (Elective) J. Jaeger / M. Buehner
COM 8210 Concepts in Community Health 1 P. Gibes / K. Shepherd
DHY 8210 Special Patient Care 2 M. Buehner / B. Purifoy-Seldon
DHY 8350 Scientific Presentation DEF K. Shepherd / M. Wheater
DZD 8020 Course Evaluation DEF R. Trombly
Total 7

DH 2 Fall Term

Course # Course Credits Faculty
BSC 8250 Oral Pathology 2 J. Ojha
CLN 8260 Clinic Dental Hygiene III 5 E. Relich
CLN 8280 Clinical RDA Explanded Functions DEF (Elective) J. Jaeger / M. Buehner
COM 8220 Community Oral Health Education DEF P. Gibes / K. Shepherd
DHS 8110 Physical Assessment and Management of Medical Emergencies 2 C. Sordyl
DHY 8220 National Board Review DEF (Pass/Fail) J. Jaeger / K. Shepherd
DHY 8350 Scientific Presentations 1 K. Shepherd / M. Wheater
DZD 8020 Course Evaluation DEF R. Trombly
Total 9

DH 2 Winter Term

Course # Course Credits Faculty
CLN 8270 Clinic Dental Hygiene IV 4 E. Relich
CLN 8280 Clinical RDA Expanded Functions .5 (Elective) J. Jaeger / M. Buehner
COM 8220 Community Oral Heath Education 2 P. Gibes / K. Shepherd
DHY 8200 Concepts in Professionalism 3 M. Buehner / J. Jaeger
DHY 8220 National Board Review 0 (Pass/Fail) J. Jaeger / K. Shepherd
DHY 8240 Ethical and Legal Issues II 2 J. Jaeger
DHY 8250 Radiographic Interpretation 1

A. Balasundaram / K. Okolisan-Mulligan

DHY 8330 Management of Evidenced-Based Dental Hygiene Care 1

M. Wheater / K. Okolisan-Mulligan 

DZD 8020 Course Evaluation .5 R. Trombly
Total 15

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions can be found in the course catalog.