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Degree Requirements

Sample Schedule

The schedule* below is a sample for an incoming freshman. You must see a faculty member after acceptance into the program for academic advising to develop an individualized plan.

*Schedules are subject to change.

Fall Semester

Course No. Course Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
AHNR 1103 Prin. of Medical Science 2 0 2
DTHY 1102 DH Theory and Technique I 2 6 4
DTHY 1110 Dental/Head & Neck Anatomy and Histology 4 0 4
BIOL 1130 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology 3 3 4
ENGL 1102 Discourse and Composition 3 0 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course No. Course Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
DTHY 1111 Dental Radiology 2 3 3
DTHY 1114 Periodontology 2 0 2
DTHY 1115 Oral Microbiology 1 0 1
DTHY 1103 Dental Hygiene Theory & Technique II 2 0 2
DTHY 1104 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 0 9 3
ENGL 1105 Composition and Argumentation 3 0 3
Total 14

Summer Semester

Course No. Course Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
DTHY 2201 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 2 0 2
DTHY 2202 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 0 9 3
DTHY 2210 Dental Health Education 2 0 2
DTHY 2211 Advanced Periodontology 1 0 1
DTHY 2212 Dental Materials 1 3 2
DTHY 2215 General & Oral Pathology 2 0 2
Total 12

Fall Semester

Course No. Course Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
DTHY 2203 Dental Hygiene Care/Special Needs & Ethics 1 0 1
DTHY 2204 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 0 12 4
DTHY 2214 Dental Public Health 2 0 2
DTHY 2216 Pharmacology 2 0 2
DTHY 2218 Local Anesthesia & Pain Control 1 3 2
COMM 1103 Public Speaking and Human Communication 3 0 3
PSCY 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3
Total 17

Spring Semester

Course No. Course Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours
DTHY 2205 Applied Nutrition/Senior Seminar 1 0 1
DTHY 2206 Clinical Dental Hygiene V 0 12 4
DTHY 2217 Nutrition 2 0 2
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
  Elective* 3 0 3
Total 13

Total

Total Degree Hours 73

 

*3-credit hour elective may be any English, Psychology, Sociology or Speech course with a catalog number higher than the required courses listed above; Any business management, personnel management or computer course.

Dental Hygiene

Contact Information

Dental Hygiene Program
940 Second Street
Health Science Building, Room 151
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Kim Robbins, Secretary
(740) 351-3236
krobbins@shawnee.edu

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