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

(o) denotes an online course.

Klamath Falls


Freshman Year (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 4
BIO 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III 4
BIO 205 Nutrition 3
SPE 111 Public Speaking 4
WRI 122  or
WRI 227 
Argumentative Writing or Technical Report Writing 4
HUM Humanities Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 52
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)
Winter Credit Hours 15
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 15/16
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
CH Chemistry Elective with Lab 5
DHE 100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene 2
HM 120 Medical Terminology 3
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 111
or
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
or
WRI 227
Technical Writing | or 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
Winter Credit Hours 15
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 15/16
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 15/16
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 16/17
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 196

Chemeketa Notes

  • Communications elective: choose from SP 115; SP 218; WR 123; BA 214
  • HUM electives may only include one activity based course
  • HUM courses must transfer to Oregon Tech as a HUM

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