Dental Hygiene Curriculum

Dental Hygiene Curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER JUNIOR YEAR CREDITS
1. Preclinic Theory DH 301

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2. Medical Emergencies DH 307 1
3. Preclinical Techniques DH 309 4
4. Osteology of the Skull OB 315 1
5. Special Topics in Oral Biology OB 317 2
6. General/Oral Histology OB 319 2
7. Dental Anatomy ARD 321 2
TOTAL 14

 

SECOND SEMESTER JUNIOR YEAR CREDITS
1. Oral Radiology for Dental Hygiene OB 304 3
2.Clinical Dental Hygiene I DH 310 3
3. Head and Neck Anatomy OB 316 2
4. Clinical Techniques I DH 320 2
5. Introduction to Immunology OB 325 1
6. Dental Materials ARD 326 2
7. Integrated General Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist OB 366 3
TOTAL 16

 

JUNIOR SUMMER CREDITS
1. Research Methodology DH 305 1
2. Clinical Dental Hygiene II DH 328 1
3. Clinical Techniques II DH 330 2
4. Theoretical Periodontology PER 331 2
TOTAL 6

 


FIRST SEMESTER SENIOR YEAR
CREDITS
1. Introduction to Pharmacology OB 401 2
2. Community Dental Health DH 406 0
3. Local Anes/Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation DH 412 2
4. Clinical Dental Radiography OB 415 0
5. Clinical Dental Hygiene III DH 423 4
6. Clinical Techniques III DH 425 2
7. Periodontal Treatment (Surgical Therapy) PER 434 1
8. Clinical Oral Pathology OB 491 2
TOTAL 13

 

SECOND SEMESTER SENIOR YEAR CREDITS
1. Community Dental Health DH 406 3
2. Clinical Dental Radiography OB 415 1
3. Professional Perspectives DH 426 2
4. Clinical Dental Hygiene IV DH 428 4
5. Clinical Techniques IV DH 430 2
6. Geriatric and Special Patient Care ARD 432 2
7. Review of Biomedical/Dental Sciences OB 471 1
TOTAL 15

Courses are subject to change

Alternative Curriculum Options

Additional curriculum options and sequencing of courses is available which will allow the student to obtain a dental hygiene certificate in three years. The baccalaureate degree will be awarded after completing the additional courses. For licensed dental hygienists with a certificate or an associate degree, the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry offers a degree completion program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. For more detailed information on these two programs and a counseling appointment, contact the Dental Hygiene Department at (402) 472-1433.

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