Working as part of a dental team, dental hygienists treat patients needing non-surgical periodontal therapy and radiographs; apply preventive agents, provide intra- and extra-oral exams and oral hygiene instructions. Registered dental hygienists work in private dental offices, public health settings, and in higher education.
This program, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, is designed to be completed in five (5) semesters on a full-time basis. The general education courses may be taken prior to admission to the program. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to be considered for admission and a grade of C or higher is required in all program courses.
Prerequisites: ENG 1101 and ALH 1101 and BIO 1141 and BIO 1242 and DEH 1102 and Approval of Department to begin limited enrollment DEH courses.
Study of human disease processes and their physiological manifestations with emphasis on the etiology, signs and symptoms of pathological conditions within the oral cavity and associated structures.