Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 60 Credits)

This program is focused in preparing the students to be part of the Dental Health team as Dental Hygienist based on the standards determined by the American Dental Association (ADA). The program will offer the students the required theoretical, ethical and clinical skills through the different courses in the curriculum in order to apply the appropriate techniques determined by the Dental Hygiene National Board necessary to improve the dental health of the community. FNU’s Dental Hygiene program will prepare the students to pass the National Board for Dental Hygiene and the State Board examination.

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS (16 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATIONS (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
BEHAVIORAL / SOCIAL SCIENCE (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
NATURAL SCIENCE (18 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy and Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy and Physiology II
    4
  • CHM 1025
    Introduction to Chemistry
    3
  • CHM 1025L
    Introduction to Chemistry Lab.
    1
  • MBC 2000C
    Microbiology
    3
  • HSC 2577
    Principles of Nutrition for Health Care
    3

CORE REQUIREMENTS (54 CREDITS)

Courses
Credit Hours
  • DES 1020C
    Dental Anatomy
    3
  • DEH 2130
    Oral Histology and Embryology
    2
  • DES 2100
    Dental Materials
    2
  • DES 2100L
    Dental materials Lab.
    1
  • DES 2200
    Dental Radiology
    2
  • DES 2200L
    Dental Radiology Lab.
    1
  • DES 2830C
    Expanded Functions I
    2
  • DES 2831C
    Expanded Functions II
    2
  • DES 2840
    Preventive Dentistry
    2
  • DEH 2300
    Dental Pharmacology
    2
  • DES 2050
    Pain Control and Dental Anesthesia
    1
  • DEH 2002
    Preclinical Dental Hygiene I
    2
  • DEH 2002L
    Preclinical Dental Hygiene I Lab
    2
  • DEH 2800
    Clinical Dental Hygiene I
    2
  • DEH 2800L
    Clinical Dental Hygiene I Clinic
    3
  • DEH 2802
    Clinical Dental Hygiene II
    3
  • DEH 2802L
    Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic
    3
  • DEH 2602
    Periontology
    2
  • DEH 2602L
    Periontology Lab
    2
  • DEH 2400
    General and Oral Pathology
    2
  • DEH 2701
    Community Dental Health
    2
  • DEH 2701L
    Community Dental Health Lab
    1
  • DEH 2804L
    Clinical Dental Hygiene III Clinic
    4
  • DEH 2806
    Clinical Dental Hygiene IV
    2
  • DEH 2806L
    Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Clinic
    4

This program is currently dormant.
All Credit Courses from within this division or any other division can be used as Suggested Electives.

* General Education Component (see page 136)

**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.

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