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 2
DH 266 Dental Anatomy
 
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 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  88

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
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 Assessment & Program Planning
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
Dental Hygiene elective (approved by advisor) 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)
Social Science elective 3
Social Science 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.

*** 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.

Students must complete all course requirements listed above and take at least 45 credits from Oregon Tech to earn a degree. Note: Oregon Tech is on a quarter system.

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