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NOTICE: All students in the dental hygiene program recruit patients for their learning experiences.  Patients can be family and friends yet must go through the screening process. The program has a strong foundation of patients as well, and continues to promote free services to the community. 

Courses that require or may require patient experiences include: DH 108, DH 109, DH 112, DH 118, DH 122, and DH 202.  During the summer after graduation, DH 26 Board Prep clinic provides graduates opportunities to continue screening patients for the clinical board examination.

SWC Dental Hygiene Program Curriculum Sequence 2013-2015

 Summer Session   Units
 DH 114 Head and Neck Anatomy                         

2 

 
 First Semester

 Units

 DH 101   Introduction to Clinical Concepts                        

 2

 DH 108  Introduction to Clinical Principles

 2.5

 DH 109  Dental Radiography and Interpretation

 3

 DH 123  Oral Anatomy and Physiology

 1

 DH 124  Oral Embryology and Histology

 2

 DH 125  Oral Health

 2

 Total

12.5 

 
 Second Semester

 Units

 DH 112  Clinic I

 4

 DH 113A  Clinical Concepts

 1

 DH 115  Periodontics

 2

 DH 121  Pain Control

 2

 DH 203  Pathology

 2

 DH 203  Dental Pharmacology

 2

 Total

 13

 
 Summer Session

 Units

 DH 118  Transitional Clinic

 1.5

 
 Third Semester

Units

 DH 106  Special Need Patient Care

 2

 DH 113B  Clinical Concepts

 1

 DH 116  Dental Materials

 2

 DH 122  Clinic II

 4

 DH 200A  Community Dental Health I

 2

 DH 205  Advanced Periodontics

 2

 Total

 13

 
 Fourth Semester

 Units

 DH 113C  Clinical Concepts

 1

 DH 208  Community Dental Health II

 2

 DH 202  Clinic III

 4

 DH 211  Ethics and Jurisprudence

 2

 DH 214  Seminar

 2

 Total

 11*

 TOTAL PROGRAM UNITS: 53

 *Students receiving financial aid will be required to take one additional unit.
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Last updated: 9/29/2014 8:11:40 AM