Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Courses Granted for Dental Hygiene National Board Exam

Course Description Credits
DH 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene 2
DH 221/222/223 DH Clinical Practice & Seminar I, II, and III 11
DH 225 Head and Neck Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology 3
DH 240/241/242 Prevention I, II, and III 9
DH 244 General and Oral Pathology 3
DH 252/253 Oral Radiology I and II 5
DH 254 Introduction to Periodontology 1
DH 267 Emergency Procedures 3
DH 275 Dental Ethics 2
DH 321/322/323 DH Clinical Practice & Seminar IV, V, and VI 12
DH 340/341 Prevention IV and V 6
DH 344 Advanced General & Oral Pathology 3
DH 354 Periodontology 3
DH 363 Dental Materials 4
DH 366 Dental Anatomy 2
DH 380/381 Community Dental Health I, II 4
DH 421/422/423 DH Clinical Practice & Seminar VII, VIII, IX 14
   Total Credits for Dental Hygiene National Board Exam  87

Courses Granted for State License with Anesthesia

Course Description Credits
DH 351 Pain Management I*
3
DH 352 Pain Management II*
2
   Total Credits for State License with Anesthesia  5

Professional Courses

Course Description Credits
AHED 450 Instructional Methods 3
BUS 317 Healthcare Management 3
BUS 331 Personal Finance 3
DH 401 Overview of Advanced Dental Hygiene 3
DH 453 Research & Evidence Based Dentistry I
3
DH 454 Dental Practice Management 3
DH 455 Research & Evidence Based Dentistry II
3
DH 470  Community Program Planning I
DH 471 Community Program Planning II 3
Humanities elective 6
MATH 243 Introductory Statistics 4
SPE 321 Small Group and Team Communication 3
Communication elective (from General Education list) 3
Dental Hygiene elective (approved by advisor)** 3
  Total Professional Course Credits  46

General Education Courses (Transfer or take with Oregon Tech)

Course Description Credits
BIO 105 Microbiology*** 4
BIO 200 Medical Terminology 2
BIO 205 Nutrition 3
BIO 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIO 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III 4
CHE General Chemistry with Lab 4
CHE 360 Clinical Pharmacology 3
Humanities elective 3
MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra (prerequisite for MATH 243)
Psychology elective 3
Psychology elective 3
  Social Science elective 3
SOC 204 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPE 111 Public Speaking 3
WRI 121 English Composition 3
WRI 122 Argumentative Writing 3
WRI 123 Research Writing***
   OR    
WRI 227 Technical Report Writing 3
   Total Gen. Ed. Credits 55

* These credits may be granted for additional state licensure exams or by individual course transfer.

** AHED 451, 452, 460, DH 480 or others approved by advisor meet this requirement.

*** This class is not offered online at Oregon Tech.  We can help you find an appropriate course to transfer from another school or alternative at Oregon Tech.

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