Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Associate Degree (Major Code: DH13)

Credential: Associate of Applied Science
Campus Location: Athens

Curriculum Outline

General Education

Total Credit Hours:22

Area I: Language Arts and Communications

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

SPCH 1101Public Speaking

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Area II: Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

SOCI 1101Introduction to Sociology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Area III: Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Total Credit Hours:7
Students must choose one of the following courses:
MATH 1101Mathematical Modeling

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Students must choose one lecture/lab course grouping from the following list:
CHEM 1151Survey of Inorganic Chemistry

3

AND

CHEM 1151LSurvey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 1211Chemistry I

3

AND

CHEM 1211LChemistry I Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:4

Area IV: Humanities and Fine Arts

Students must choose one of the following courses:

ARTS 1101Art Appreciation

3

ENGL 2130American Literature

3

ENGL 2310English Literature from the Beginnings to 1700

3

HUMN 1101Introduction to Humanities

3

MUSC 1101Music Appreciation

3

MUSC 2040History of Popular Music

3

Total Credit Hours:3

College Requirement

FSSE 1000First Semester Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Dental Hygiene Core

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

BIOL 2117Introductory Microbiology

3

BIOL 2117LIntroductory Microbiology Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:12

Dental Hygiene Major

DHYG 1000Tooth Anatomy and Root Morphology

2

DHYG 1010Oral Embryology and Histology

1

DHYG 1020Head and Neck Anatomy

2

DHYG 1030Dental Materials

2

DHYG 1040Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lecture

2

DHYG 1050Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lab

2

DHYG 1070Radiology Lecture

2

DHYG 1090Radiology Lab

1

DHYG 1110Clinical Dental Hygiene I

2

DHYG 1111Clinical Dental Hygiene I Lab

3

DHYG 1206Pharmacology and Pain Control

3

DHYG 2010Clinical Dental Hygiene II

2

DHYG 2020Clinical Dental Hygiene II Lab

2

DHYG 2050Oral Pathology

3

DHYG 2070Community Dental Health

3

DHYG 2080Clinical Dental Hygiene III

2

DHYG 2090Clinical Dental Hygiene III Lab

4

DHYG 2110Biochemistry and Nutrition Fundamentals for the Dental Hygienist

2

DHYG 2130Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

2

DHYG 2140Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Lab

4

DHYG 2200Periodontology

3

Total Credit Hours:49
Students must pass all courses with grades of C or higher.

Total Credit Hours: 86

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