Sep 28, 2020  
Student Catalog 2020-2021 
Student Catalog 2020-2021

Dental Hygiene Technology

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[Nick Alexander; Julie Davidson; Carrie Fowler; Tiffany Lindsey; Camille Shoffner]

(Associate of Applied Science)

The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. It is designed to train a person for technical work in a dental office. Dental Hygiene services are provided under the supervision of a licensed dentist and are governed by the state dental practice acts. The services which constitute dental hygiene practice may include, but are not limited to: obtaining patient’s dental and medical histories; counseling patients on dental care; supervising oral hygiene practices; removing stains and deposits from teeth; exposing, processing, mounting, and reading dental radiographs; applying certain topical agents; and performing other services relating to mouth care.

Completion of the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum does not guarantee acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program. Enrollment is limited.

Students are required to first enroll in a year (31 hours) of pre-dental hygiene courses. A student must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course in the Pre-Dental Hygiene curriculum to qualify for admission.

Pre-Dental Hygiene Core Curriculum


* Or CHE 1213  General Chemistry I/ CHE 1211  General Chemistry I Lab


(Associate of Applied Science)

The Dental Hygiene Program is a two year Associate Degree Program. The schedule is fixed and all classes meet in the Dental Hygiene Department. Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course to move into the next semester.

First Year Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Total Hours: 12

Total Hours: 14

Second Year Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Total Hours: 15

Total Hours: 13

Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science 85 hours


* SOC 1113 Introduction to Sociology is a required elective to receive the Associate of Applied Science degree.    Part of the General Education Core for AAS degrees.

CIP: 510602

Program of study code:  8710

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