Dental Hygiene Program Requirements

A student must attain a minimum of a "C" in all required courses to continue in the program. All courses are taken in required semester. Summer is elective but highly recommended.
Course # Semester 1 Units
DH 101 C Dental Anatomy & Morphology 2.0
DH 104 C Oral Health Assessment 3.0
DH 106 C Radiology Tech/Hygienists 3.0
DH 109 C Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene 4.5
DH 205 C Oral Histology and Embryology 3.0
Course # Semester 2 Units
DH 110 C Clinical Dental Hygiene 6.0
DH 113 C General and Oral Pathology 2.0
DH 116 C Dental Materials/Hygienists 2.0
DH 125 C Periodontal Pathology & Therapy 2.0
DH 212 C Head and Neck Anatomy 2.0
Course # Summer Session Elective Units
DH 275 C Clinical Dental Hygiene 0.5
Course # Semester 3 Units
DH 220 C Clinical Dental Hygiene 6.5
DH 240 C Community Oral Health I 2.0
DH 250 C Pharmacology 2.0
DH 255 C Dental Anesthesiology 3.0
DH 260 C Dental Care for Special Needs 2.0
Course # Semester 4 Units
DH 221 C Clinical Dental Hygiene 6.0
DH 230 C Dental Specialties 2.0
DH 241 C Community Oral Health II 2.0
DH 245 C Dental Jurisprudence 2.0
DH 248 C Medical/Dental Emergencies 1.0
Course # Summer Session Elective Units
DH 276 C Clinical Dental Hygiene II             0.5

 Note:  During the learning process, students are required to perform dental work on each other.