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Dental Hygiene AAS

DENTAL HYGIENE

Associate of Applied Science

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. To meet the chemistry requirement, students must have taken one year of high school chemistry and received a grade of "C" or higher in both semesters OR successfully completed CHM 099 or CHM 100.

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 210
Human Physiology
4
ENG 160
College Writing & Research
4
HCR 120
Applied Microbiology
2-OR-
BIO 130
Microbiology
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
Minimum Total Credits: 63

*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.