Core requirements and specialization
18 hours total are required and are designed to assist
dental hygienists in acquiring knowledge in:
- clinical theory
- strengthening professional communication
- multicultural oral care
- clinical, computer, and statistical skills
Of the 18 hours required in the core, students must take
five DH 3-credit requirement classes and one 3-credit DH elective.
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to determine which courses are being offered.
Required core dental hygiene courses (18 credit hours)
Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene
Multicultural Issues in Dental Hygiene Care
DH 373W OR HHS 300W
Public Health/Health Care Ethics
Oral Health Research Evaluation
Oral Health Outcomes
Elective dental hygiene courses:
Select one course for a total of 3 credit hours. Be aware that courses change
per semester and are offered based on instructor availability.
Introduction to Dental Hygiene Teaching Internship
Business Management Fundamentals
All BS degree completion students are required to pass DH
495C, which is a culmination of your knowledge gained throughout the program;
you will design and implement an intervention project in your community.
You will need to complete DH 373W and DH 450 before taking