2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
    Oct 30, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Hygiene, AAS


Program Code: A45260

(2019*03)

(Program is offered through an Instructional Service Agreement with Wayne Community College.)

Interested students are encouraged to contact a counselor in the Office of Admissions to obtain information about the program.

The Dental Hygiene curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to access, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care for the individual and the community. Students will learn to prepare the operatory, take patient histories, note abnormalities, plan care, teach oral hygiene, clean teeth, take x-rays, apply preventive agents, complete necessary chart entries, and perform other procedures related to dental hygiene care.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to take national and state/regional examinations for licensure which are required to practice dental hygiene. Employment opportunities include dental offices, clinics, schools, public health agencies, industry, and professional education.

Dental Hygiene, AAS Semester-By-Semester Plan  

General Education Courses: 20 Hours


Social/Behavioral Sciences: 3 Hours


Math/Natural Sciences: 4 Hours


Students are required to demonstrate competency in CIS 070 and the equivalent of MAT 070 or DMA 010DMA 060 within five years prior to enrollment.

Major Courses: 58 Hours


Core: 49 Hours


  • DEN - 110 Orofacial Anatomy * Credits: 3
  • DEN - 111 Infection/Hazard Control * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 112 Dental Radiography * Credits: 3
  • DEN - 120 Dental Hyg Preclinic Lec * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 121 Dental Hygiene Precl Lab * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 123 Nutrition/Dental Health * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 124 Periodontology * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 130 Dental Hygiene Theory I * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 131 Dental Hygiene Clinic I * Credits: 3
  • DEN - 140 Dental Hygiene Theory II * Credits: 1
  • DEN - 141 Dental Hygiene Clinic II * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 220 Dental Hygiene Theory III * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 221 Dental Hygiene Clinic III * Credits: 4
  • DEN - 222 General & Oral Pathology * Credits:  2
  • DEN - 223 Dental Pharmacology * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 224 Materials and Procedures * Credits: 2
  • DEN - 230 Dental Hygiene Theory IV * Credits: 1
  • DEN - 231 Dental Hygiene Clinic IV * Credits: 4
  • DEN - 232 Community Dental Health Credits: 3
  • DEN - 233 Professional Development * Credits: 2
  • BIO - 175 General Microbiology ** Credits: 3

Other Required: 4 Hours


Other Required Courses: 1 Hour


Total Dental Hygiene, AAS: 74 Credits


*DEN Courses must be completed through Wayne Community College.

**Students may take BIO 275  at Lenoir Community College.

All General Education courses may be taken at Lenoir Community College.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene will be awarded by Wayne Community College upon successful completion of all requirements.