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Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Sample Two-Year Dental Plan of Study

The Dental Hygiene (DHY) courses are sequenced over 4 semesters.  General education and science courses may be completed prior to admission to the program or concurrently with the dental hygiene program courses.  For more detailed information on specific course descriptions and prerequisites, refer to the MCC college catalog.

SEMESTER I

CREDITS

Course Code
DHY 102 DENTAL RADIOLOGY 2
DHY 105 ORAL ANATOMY AND HISTOLOGY 4
DHY 107 PREVENTIVE ORAL HEALTH SERVICES I 4
BIO 211 PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY 4
ENG 121 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3

SUBTOTAL

17
SEMESTER II
Course Code
DHY 108 PREVENTIVE ORAL HEALTH SERVICES II 5
DHY 111 NUTRITION AND ORAL HEALTH 2
DHY 115 PERIODONTOLOGY 2
DHY 204 DENTAL MATERIALS 2
BIO 111 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 4
ENG 122 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3

SUBTOTAL

18
SUMMER I or II
Course Code
CHM 107 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY 4
BIO 112 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 4

SUBTOTAL

8
SEMESTER III
Course Code
DHY 203 GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY 2
DHY 207 DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION 2
DHY 208 PHARMACOLOGY 2
DHY 211 PREVENTIVE ORAL HEALTH SERVICES III 5
DHY 215 ADVANCED PERIODONTOGY 1
PSY 123 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3

SUBTOTAL

15
SEMESTER IV
Course Code
DHY 210 COMMUNITY HEALTH 2
DHY 212 PREVENTIVE ORAL HEALTH SERVICES IV 5
DHY 224 DENTAL HYGIENE SEMINAR 1
DHY 218 LOCAL ANESTHESIA AND PAIN CONTROL 2
PED/HED PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1-3
SOC 121 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3

SUBTOTAL

14-16

TOTAL

72-74