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

(o) denotes an online course.

Klamath Falls


Pre-Dental Hygiene
BIO 231
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
4
CHE 101/104
General Chemistry w/ Lab
4
DHE 100
Introduction to Dental Hygiene
2
BIO 200
Medical Terminology
2
PSY Psychology elective
3
BIO 232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 105
Microbiology 4
SOC 204
Intro to Sociology
3
MATH 243 or MATH 111+
Statistics, College Algebra or higher
4
WRI 121
English Composition
3
BIO 233
Human Anatomy and Physiology III
4
BIO 205
Nutrition 3
SPE 111
Public Speaking
3
WRI 122
Argumentive Writing
3
HUM
Humanities Elective
3
Total Credit Hours 49
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 
HUM Humanities Elective
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 Oral Radiology I
DH 244 General and Oral Pathology (o)
WRI 227
Technical Report Writing
3
Winter Credit Hours 18
Spring
DH 223 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice III 3
DH 254 Introduction to Periodontology 2
DH 253 Oral Radiology II 2
DH 242 Prevention III 3
DH 380 Community Dental Health I
DH 267 Emergency Procedures 
Spring Credit Hours 15
Junior Year
Fall
DH 321 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IV 4
DH 354 Periodontology 3
DH 340 Emerging Oral Health Topics
3
DH 381 Community Dental Health II
CHE 360
Clinical Pharmacology
3
SPE 321
Small Group & Team Communication
Fall Credit Hours 18
Winter
DH 322 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice V 3
DH 382 Community Dental Health III 2
DH 341 Vulnerable Populations
3
DH 351 Pain Management I
HUM Humanities Elective
Winter Credit Hours 14
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
Senior Year
Summer
DH 421 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VII 4
AHED 450 Instructional Methods (o) 3
DH 461 Restorative Dentistry 1 2
Elective Elective from Approved List*
SSC Social Science Elective
3
DH 371 International Externship (optional)
Summer Credit Hours 15
Fall
DH 422 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VIII 5
DH 475 EBDM in Healthcare I (o) 3
DH 462 Restorative Dentistry II 2
Elective Elective from Approved List*
COM 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 Practice Management
3
DH 463 Restorative Dentistry III 2
SSC Social Science Elective
3
Winter Credit Hours 16
Total Program Credits 191

Chemeketa


Freshman Year (Pre-Dental Hygiene)
Fall
BIO 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHE 110 Chemistry for Allied Health 5
DHE 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene 2
PSY Psychology elective 3
Fall Credit Hours 17
Winter
BIO 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIO 234 Microbiology 4
SOC 204 Intro to Sociology 4
MATH 243 Probability & Statistics I or College Algebra or higher
WRI 121 English Composition - Exposition 
Winter Credit Hours 20
Spring
BIO 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III 4
NFM 225 Nutrition 4
COM 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 4
WRI 122 English Composition - Logic and Style 4
HUM Humanities elective 
Spring Credit Hours 19
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 266 Dental Anatomy 
HUM Humanities elective 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
WR 227 Technical Writing 3
Winter Credit Hours 18
Spring
DH 223 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice III 3
DH 254 Introduction to Periodontology 2
DH 253 Oral Radiology II 2
DH 242 Prevention III 3
DH 380 Community Dental Health I 
DH 267 Emergency Procedures 
Spring Credit Hours 15
Junior Year
Fall
DH 321 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IV 4
DH 354 Periodontology 3
DH 340 Emerging Oral Health Topics 3
DH 381 Community Dental Health II
COMM 219 Fundamental of Small Group Communication 4
PHM 230 Pharmacology
Fall Credit Hours 19
Winter
DH 322 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice V 3
DH 382 Community Dental Health III 2
DH 341 Vulnerable Populations 3
DH 351 Pain Management I
HUM Humanities Elective
Winter Credit Hours 14
Spring
DH 323 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VI 5
DH 344 Advanced General and Oral Pathology (b) 3
DH 383 Community Dental Health IV 1
DH 352 Pain Management II 2
DEN 163 Dental Materials
DH 370 International Externship (optional)
Spring Credit Hours 15
Senior Year
Summer
DH 421 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VII 4
AHED 450 Instructional Methods 3
DH 461 Restorative Dentistry 1 2

Elective from Approved List* 3+ 
  Social Science Elective 3
DH 371 International Externship (optional)
Summer Credit Hours 15
Fall
DH 422 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice VIII 5
DH 475 EBDM in Healthcare I 3
DH 462 Restorative Dentistry II 2

Elective from Approved List*
COMM Communications Elective
DH 371 International Externship (optional)  1
Fall Credit Hours 16
Winter
DH 423 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IX 5
DH 476 EBDM in Healthcare II 3
DH 454 Practice Management 3
DH 463 Restorative Dentistry III 2

Social Science elective
Winter Credit Hours 16
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