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Students are admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program in August of each year. A total of 88 credits are required in order to receive an Associate in Science degree.

Course content is sequential, and students will have to enroll in all Dental Hygiene courses in the order and during the terms indicated in the following curriculum.
** DENOTES COURSES THAT MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO APPLICATION TO THE PROGRAM


Course Number                 
                          

Course Title                                          

Required Credits

 

General Education Courses

 

ENC 1101**

English Composition 1

3 credits

PHI 2604

Critical Thinking & Ethics

3 credits

CLP 1006

The Psychology of Personal Effectiveness

3 credits

SPC 1017

Fundamentals of Speech

3 credits

SGY 2000

Intro to Sociology

3 credits

 

TOTAL

15 Credits

 

 

 

 

Natural Science Courses

 

BSC 2085

Human Anatomy & Physiology 1

3 credits

BSC 2085L

Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab

1 credit

BSC 2086

Human Anatomy & Physiology 2

3 credits

BSC 2086L

Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 Lab

1 credit

CHM 1033

Introduction to Chemistry

3 credits

MCB 2010

Microbiology

3 credits

MCB 2010L

Microbiology Lab

2 credits

 

TOTAL

16 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 1st Semester (Fall)

 

DEH 1002

Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene

2 credits

DEH 1002L

Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Lab

2 credits

DEH 1133

Dental Anatomy, Histology & Physiology

2 credits

DEH 1133L

Dental Anatomy, Histology & Physiology Lab

1 credit

DES 1200

Dental Radiology

2 credits

DES 1200L

Dental Radiology Lab

2 credits

DEH 1720

Preventive Dentistry

2 credits

 

TOTAL

13 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 2nd Semester (Spring)

 

HUN 1012

Nutritional Counseling

3 credits

DEH 1400

General/Oral Pathology

3 credits

DEH 1800

Dental Hygiene I

2 credits

DEH 1800L

Dental Hygiene I Clinic

3 credits

DEH 1811

Professional Issues

2 credits

DES 1600

Dental Office Emergencies

2 credits

 

TOTAL 

15 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 3rd Semester (Summer A and B)

 

DEH 1802L Dental Hygiene II Clinic (Summer A) 1 credit
DEH 1840L Adv. Radiographic & Clinical Assessment Techniques (Summer A & B) 1 credit
DEH 2602 Periodontology I (Summer A) 1 credit
DEH 1804L Dental Hygiene III Clinic (Summer B) 1 credit
DEH 2300 Pharmacology and Pain Management (Summer A & B ) 1 credit
DEH 2300L Pharmacology and Pain Management Lab (Summer A & B) 1 credit
  TOTAL 6 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 5th Semester (Fall)

 

DEH 2603

Periodontology II

2 credits

DEH 2603L

Periodontology Lab

1 credit

DEH 2701

Community Dental Health

3 credits

DEH 2806

Dental Hygiene IV

2 credits

DEH 2806L

Dental Hygiene IV Clinic

4 credits

 

TOTAL 

12 Credits

 

 

 

 

Major Courses – 5th Semester (Spring)

 

DEH 2702L

Community Dental Health II Lab

2 credits

DEH 2808

Dental Hygiene V

2 credits

DEH 2808L

Dental Hygiene V Clinic

4 credits

DES 2100

Dental Materials and Specialties

2 credits

DES 2100L

Dental Materials and Specialties Lab

1 credit

 

TOTAL

11 Credits

 

 

 

 

 GRAND TOTAL

88 Credits

 

 

 

 

CGS 1060 – Introduction to Microcomputer Usage - This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance. HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program.

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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