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Dental Hygiene Entry-Level Traditional Program Curriculum

The Dental Hygiene entry-level traditional program at the UMMC School of Dentistry is a lock-step program, where students complete coursework as a cohort following a set sequence of courses.

Junior year

Fall

Semester hours

DH309 Dental Anatomy2
DH312 Preventive Oral Health3
DH313 Radiology I2
DH315 Oral Histology & Embryology2
DH317 Medical Emergencies2
DH321 Head & Neck Anatomy2
DH332 Scientific Foundations in DH3
Total hours16

Spring

Semester hours
DH302 Principles & Practice I3
DH305 DH Instrumentation3
DH316 Pathophysiology3
DH328 Radiology II2
DH331 Periodontics I2
Total hours13

Senior year

Summer

Semester hours

DH326 Principles & Practice II2
DH327 Patient Care I2
DH406 Dental Public Health I1
DH407 Pharmacology I1
DH420 Pain and Anxiety Management2
Total hours8

Fall

Semester hours

DH405 Patient Care II3
DH408 Pharmacology II2
DH409 Dental Public Health II2
DH416 Oral Pathology2
DH418 DH Principles & Practice III2
DH421 Evidence-Based DH I1
DH423 Biomaterials in Dentistry2
DH431 Periodontics II1
Total hours13

Spring

Semester hours

DH413 Dental Public Health III1
DH423 Biomaterials in Dentistry3
DH433 Patient Care III4
DH444 Practice Management & Specialties4
DH445 Evidence-Based DH II1
DH446 Case Studies1
Total hours13
Total required program hours63