Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Dental Hygiene
Associate of Applied Science

Date: 10-MAR-14

Effective Term: Fall 2014
 
The fully-accredited Dental Hygiene program prepares graduates to write licensure exams and to provide dental services. The need for specialized intra-oral and prevention oriented educational services is increasing. Dental hygienists are in great demand to provide dental health care in private dental offices, civil service positions, school programs, and various public health fields. Students must have taken high school chemistry and received a C or higher grade or successfully completed CHM 099 or CHM 100. * Please note that this program requires a specialized application packet. Please see the health career admissions coordinator for more information.

General Education Courses Minimum Credits: 14.00

BIO 110 Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO 210 Human Physiology 4
ENG 160 College Writing and Research 4
-AND- BIO 130 Microbiology 4
-OR- HCR 120 Applied Microbiology 2

Program Required Courses Minimum Credits: 49.00

COM 113 Interpersonal Communication 3
DHY 111 Anatomy, Embryology, Histology 2
DHY 113 Dental Imaging Techniques 1
DHY 114 Oral Pathology 2
DHY 119 Dental Hygiene Pre-Clinic 5
DHY 120 Oral Health Care 2
DHY 123 Dental Imaging Interpretation 1
DHY 124 Periodontology 3
DHY 129 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 4
DHY 131 Anatomy of the Head and Neck 2
DHY 139 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 3
DHY 241 Dental Materials 2
DHY 242 Orofacial Myology 1
DHY 244 Pain Management 2
DHY 248 Community Dental Hygiene I 1
DHY 249 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 5
DHY 251 Ethics, History, Jurisprudence 1
DHY 256 Pharmacology 2
DHY 258 Community Dental Hygiene II 2
DHY 259 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 5

  Minimum Total Credits: 63