Dental Hygiene AAS

DENTAL HYGIENE

Associate of Applied Science

The fully-accredited dental hygiene program is an entry-level degree program that prepares graduates to take licensure exams to become a licensed dental hygienist. Dental hygienists perform risk assessments, collect data, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care to promote the oral health of both individuals as well as groups of people. One year of high school chemistry with a grade of "C" or higher in both semesters meets the requirement for CHM 100 for this program.

Currently enrolled students should check their Degree Works audit for specific course and program information. Students should also consult with a counselor or advisor for program specific information.

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Required Classes*
Course
Class
Credits
Dental Hygiene Prerequisites
BIO 110
Anatomy & Physiology
4
BIO 130
Micro & Infectious DiseaseYouTube Logo
4
BIO 210
Human Physiology
4
CHM 100
Fundamentals of Chemistry
4
ENG 160
College Writing & Research
4
Program Required Courses
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 & 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
DHY 253
Board Exam Preparation
2
Minimum Total Credits: 71

*Please note this program requires a special application packet.

The sample class schedule does not include additional course work, prerequisites, and other important degree or certificate qualifications.

See the Health Career Admission Coordinator or email healthcareers@kvcc.edu for more information.