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Dental Hygiene Program Required Courses

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Required upper division Courses 

Junior Year

Fall (units)

DEN HY 300 Principles of Clinical Dental Hygiene (3)
DEN HY 303 Infection Control in Dentistry (1)
DEN HY 306 Anatomy of the Head and Neck (2)
DEN HY 311 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene (2)
DEN HY 312 Radiology I (2)
DEN HY 314 Dental Morphology (2)
DEN HY 350 Preventive Dentistry (2)

TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS:  14

 

Winter (units)

DEN HY 354 Pathology-General and Oral (3)

TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS:  3

 

Spring (units)

DEN HY 308 Periodontics I (2)
DEN HY 327 Local Anesthesia and Sedation Techniques (2)
DEN HY 351 Clinical Dental Hygiene II (3)
DEN HY 352 Care for Patients with Special Needs (1)
DEN HY 356 Histology & Embryology of Oral Tissues (2)
DEN HY 357 Biochemical Nutrition (3)
DEN HY 388 Introductory Seminar in Dental Hygiene (1)

TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS:  14

 

Summer (units)

*BIOLOGY 408: Pharmacology (3)

TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS:  3

 

Senior Year

Fall (units)

DEN HY 304 Dental Health Education and Practicum (2)
DEN HY 389 Intermediate Seminar in Dental Hygiene (1)
DEN HY 400 Cariology and Occlusion (1)
DEN HY 401 Clinical Dental Hygiene III (4)
DEN HY 406 Periodontics II (1)
DEN HY 415 Dental Material & Expanded Functions (3)
*ENGLISH 420 Research Design and Methodology (3)

TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS:  15

 

Winter (units)

*ANTHROPOLOGY 322 Cultural Perspectives in Health & Healing (3)

TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS:  3

 

Spring (units)

DEN HY 305 Community Dental Health and Practicum (3)
DEN HY 410 Emergencies in Dental Practice (1)
DEN HY 450 Advanced Periodontal Seminar (1)
DEN HY 451 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV (5)
DEN HY 452 Law and Ethics of Dental Hygiene (2)
DEN HY 489 Advanced Seminar in Dental Hygiene (1)

TOTAL SEMESTER UNITS:  13


TOTAL PROGRAM UNITS:  65

(*upper division general education courses)
 
All upper- division major and general education courses must be completed at West Los Angeles College.