Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Cerritos College

Dental Hygiene Curriculum

DENTAL HYGIENE CURRICULUM

First Year

Semester One:

Course
Description
Units
Course: DH 110
Description: Preventive Dentistry I
Units: 2

Course: DH 111


Description: Infection Control & Dental Office Emergencies
Units: 2

Course: DH 112

Description: Dental Hygiene Radiology
Units: 2

Course: DH 114

Description: Dental Hygiene Clinical Sciences I
Units: 2

Course: DH 115C

Description: Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene I
Units: 2

Course: DH 116
Description: Head & Neck Anatomy
Units: 2

Course: DH 119

Description: Dental Embryology, Histology & Anatomy
Units: 2

 

Semester Two:

Course
Description
Units
Course: DH 120
Description: Preventive Dentistry II
Units: 2

Course: DH 125

Description: Dental Hygiene Clinical Sciences II
Units: 2

Course: DH 125C

Description: Clinical Dental Hygiene II
Units: 3

Course: DH 126

Description: General & Oral Pathology
Units: 2

Course: DH 127
Description: Pharmacology
Units: 2

Course: DH 128
Description: Management of Pain
Units: 2

Course: DH 129
Description: Applied Periodontics
Units: 2

 

Summer Session

Course
Description
Units
Course: DH 150C

Description: Clinical Dental Hygiene IIA
Units: 1

 

Second Year:

Semester One:

Course
Description
Units
Course: DH 232L
Description: Dental Materials
Units: 1

Course: DH 234

Description: Dental Care for the Special Patient
Units: 2

Course: DH 235

Description: Dental Hygiene Clinical Sciences III
Units: 2

Course: DH 235C

Description: Clinical Dental Hygiene III
Units: 4

Course: DH 238L
Description: Community Outreach I
Units: 1

Course: DH 239

Description: Dental Hygiene Biostats & Research
Units: 2

 

Semester Two:

Course
Description
Units
Course: DH 244

Description: Ethical and Legal Practices
Units: 2

Course: DH 245

Description: Dental Hygiene Clinical Sciences IV
Units: 2

Course: DH 245C

Description: Clinical Dental Hygiene IV
Units: 4

Course: DH 248L
Description: Community Outreach II
Units: 1

Course: DH 249

Description: Principles of Community Oral Health
Units: 2

 

The following requirements also must be completed to qualify for the A.A. Degree:

General Introductory Psychology (PSYC 101)
Freshman Composition (ENGL 100)
Speech (SPCH 100, 120, 130, 132, 150 or 235)
Introductory Sociology (SOC 101, 201, 210, 215, PHIL 104, ANTH 100 or 101)
History (HIST 101,201,202,220 or 221)  OR  American Political Institutions (POL 101 or POL 201)
* Humanities  OR  Fine Arts (3 units)

*See Cerritos College General Education Requirement for the appropriate lists of courses acceptable for meeting the Humanities and Fine Arts Requirements.

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