Dental Hygiene AAS DegreeAssociate of Applied Science

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Prerequisites

Prerequisite Courses 14 Credits
CHEM 1405 -or- CHEM 1411 Introduction to Chemistry -or- General Chemestry I 4
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric I 3
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
DHYG 1201 Orofacial Anatomy, Histology & Embryology 2
DHYG 1431 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 4
DHYG 1227 Preventive Dental Hygiene Care 2
DHYG 1304 Dental Radiology 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
BIOL 2420 Medical Microbiology 4
DHYG 1260 Clinic Dental Hygiene/Hygienist I 2
DHYG 1211 Periodontology 2
DHYG 2201 Dental Hygiene Care I 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
DHYG 1235 Pharmacology for Dental Hygienist 2
Third Semester Courses 3 Credits
DHYG 1219 Dental Materials 2
DHYG 1160 Clinical Dental Hygienist II 1

Second Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
DHYG 2231 Dental Hygiene Care II 2
DHYG 2362 Clinical - Dental Hygienist III 3
DHYG 1239 General and Oral Pathology 2
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
DHYG 1207 General and Dental Nutrition 2
Second Semester Courses 9 Credits
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
DHYG 1215 Community Dentistry 2
DHYG 2153 Dental Hygiene Practice 1
DHYG 2363 Clinical Dental Hygienist IV1 3
Dental Hygiene AAS Degree Program Total 68 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Capstone course

Note: Students must meet math competency (MATH 0309/MATH0310 or higher).

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Program Details

Lone Star College Dental Assistant Certificate is a great pathway to an exciting career. Dental assistants fulfill a wide variety of roles that include: preparing patients for dental procedures, ensuring the sterility of the dental environment, assisting dentist during procedures by providing tools and materials, working with suppliers to schedule deliveries, helping patients schedule appointments, educating patients on proper oral health, and taking patient x-rays. Prepares for the Registered Dental Exam required by Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Students are required to successfully pass a background check. Also, regulations require that students complete the Hepatitis B immunization series prior to the first day of class. This immunization series takes 6 months to complete.

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