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Courses and Curriculum

The following are required courses and recommended terms for students interested in a degree in Dental Hygiene.

(o) denotes an online course.

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Klamath Falls


Freshman Year (Pre-Dental Hygiene)
Fall
BIO 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHE 101 Intro to Chemistry 3
CHE 104 Intro to Chemistry Lab 1
DH 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene 2
BIO 200 Medical Terminology 
Fall Credit Hours 12
Winter
BIO 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 105 Microbiology 4
SOC 204 Sociology 3
WRI 121 English Composition
Winter Credit Hours 14
Spring
BIO 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III 4
BIO 205 Nutrition 3
SPE 111 Public Speaking 3
WRI 122 Argumentative Writing 3
Spring Credit Hours ​13
Sophomore Year
Fall
DH 221 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice I 4
DH 225 Head and Neck Anatomy, Histology, Embryology 3
DH 240 Prevention I 3
DH 366 Dental Anatomy 
CHE 360 Pharmacology 3
Fall Credit Hours 15
Winter
DH 222 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice II 4
DH 241 Prevention II 3
DH 275 Ethics 2
DH 252 Dental Radiology I
DH 244 General and Oral Pathology (o)
SPE 321 Small Group and Team Communication 3
Winter Credit Hours 18
Spring
DH 223 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice III 3
DH 254 Introduction to Periodontology 1
DH 253 Oral Radiology II 2
DH 242 Prevention III 3
DH 380 Community Dental Health I
DH 267 Emergency Procedures 
SS Elective Social Science Elective 
Spring Credit Hours ​17
Junior Year
Fall
DH 321 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IV 4
DH 354 Periodontology 3
DH 340 Prevention IV 3
DH 381 Community Dental Health II
BUS 317/215 Healthcare or Princ. of Managem. 3
PSY Psychology Elective 
Fall Credit Hours 18
Winter
DH 322 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice V 3
DH 382 Community Dental Health III 2
DH 341 Prevention V 3
DH 351 Pain Management I
HUM Humanities Elective
WR 227 Technical Writing 3
Winter Credit Hours 17
Spring
DH 323 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VI 5
DH 344 Advanced General and Oral Pathology (o) 3
DH 383 Community Dental Health IV 1
DH 352 Pain Management II 2
DEN 163 Dental Materials 4
DH 370 International Externship (optional) 1
Spring Credit Hours ​15/16
Senior Year
Summer
DH 421 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VII 4
AHED 450 Instructional Methods (o) 3
DH 461 Restorative Dentistry 1 2
BUS 331 Personal Finance
MATH 243 Introductory Statistics 4
DH 371 International Externship (optional)
Summer Credit Hours 16/17
Fall
DH 422 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VIII 5
DH 475 EBDM in Healthcare I (o) 3
DH 462 Restorative Dentistry II 2
HUM Humanities Elective
COMM Communications Elective
DH 372 International Externship (optional)
Fall Credit Hours 16/17
Winter
DH 423 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IX 5
DH 476 EBDM in Healthcare (o) 3
DH 454 Dental Practice Management (o) 3
DH 463 Restorative Dentistry III 2
PSY Psychology Elective
HUM Humanities Elective
Winter Credit Hours ​19
Total Program Credits 190

Chemeketa


Freshman Year (Pre-Dental Hygiene)
Fall
HM 120 Medical Terminology I 3
DHE 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene (o) 2
CHE 110 Chemistry for Allied Health 5
BI 231 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
Fall Credit Hours 14
Winter
BI 234 Microbiology 4
BIO 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
SOC 204 General Sociology - Introduction 4
WRI 121 English Composition - Exposition
Winter Credit Hours 16
Spring
NFM 225 Nutrition 4
BIO 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
COM 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
WRI 122 English Composition - Logic and Style 4
Spring Credit Hours ​16
Sophomore Year
Fall
DH 221 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice I 4
DH 225 Head and Neck Anatomy, Histology, Embryology 3
DH 240 Prevention I 3
DH 366 Dental Anatomy 
PHM 230 Pharmacology 3
Fall Credit Hours 15
Winter
DH 222 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice II 4
DH 241 Prevention II 3
DH 275 Ethics 2
DEN 164 Dental Radiology I
DH 244 General and Oral Pathology (o)
COMM 219 Fundamentals of Small Group Communication 3
Winter Credit Hours 18
Spring
DH 223 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice III 3
DH 254 Introduction to Periodontology 1
DH 253 Oral Radiology II 2
DH 242 Prevention III 3
DH 380 Community Dental Health I 
DH 267 Emergency Procedures 
SS Elective Social Science Elective 
Spring Credit Hours ​17
Junior Year
Fall
DH 321 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IV 4
DH 354 Periodontology 3
DH 340 Prevention IV 3
DH 381 Community Dental Health II
BA 206 Business Management 4
PSY Psychology Elective 
Fall Credit Hours 19
Winter
DH 322 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice V 3
DH 382 Community Dental Health III 2
DH 341 Prevention V 3
DH 351 Pain Management I
HUM Humanities Elective
WR 227 Technical Writing 3
Winter Credit Hours 17
Spring
DH 323 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VI 5
DH 344 Advanced General and Oral Pathology (o) 3
DH 383 Community Dental Health IV 1
DH 352 Pain Management II 2
DEN 163 Dental Materials 2
DH 299 Dental Materials Lab
DH 370 International Externship (optional) 1
Spring Credit Hours ​15/16
Senior Year
Summer
DH 421 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VII 4
AHED 450 Instructional Methods (o) 3
DH 461 Restorative Dentistry 1 2
BA 218 Personal Finance
MTH 243 Probability and Statistics I 4
DH 371 International Externship (optional)
Summer Credit Hours 17/18
Fall
DH 422 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VIII 5
DH 475 EBDM in Healthcare I (o) 3
DH 462 Restorative Dentistry II 2
HUM Humanities Elective
COMM Communications Elective
Fall Credit Hours 16
Winter
DH 423 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IX 5
DH 476 EBDM in Healthcare (o) 3
DH 454 Dental Practice Management (o) 3
DH 463 Restorative Dentistry III 2
PSY Psychology Elective
HUM Humanities Elective
Winter Credit Hours ​19
Total Program Credits 199 

Chemeketa Notes

  • Communications elective: choose from SP 115; SP 218; WR 123; BA 214
  • HUM electives may only include one activity based course

Transfer Equivalencies

  • DH 252, Oral Radiology I = DEN 164, Dental Radiology 1
  • DH 363, Dental Materials = DEN 163, Dental Materials 2
  • DH 461, Restorative Dentistry I = DEN 153, Dental Materials 1
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