Curriculum

DENTAL HYGIENE CREDITS

First Semester-Fall

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 168* Anatomy & Physiology I 4
DEN 110 Orofacial Anatomy 3
DEN 111 Infection/Haz. Control 2
DEN 112 Dental Radiography 3
DEN 120 Dental Hygiene Preclinic Theory 2
DEN 121 Dental Hygiene Preclinic Lab 2

 

Second Semester–Spring

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 169* Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CIS 111
or
CIS 110*
Basic PC Literacy 2
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
DEN 223 Dental Pharmacology 2
DEN
130
Dental Hygiene Theory I 2
DEN 131 Dental Hygiene Clinic I 3
DEN 124 Periodontology 2

 

Third Semester-Summer

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 175* General Microbiology 3
DEN 140 Dental Hygiene Theory II 1
DEN 141 Dental Hygiene Clinic II 2
DEN 222 General & Oral Pathology 2
DEN 125 Dental Office Emergencies 1

 

Fourth Semester-Fall

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours
CHM 130* General, Organic & Biochemistry 3
CHM 130A* General, Organic, & Biochemistry Lab 1
SOC 240* Social Psychology 3
DEN 220 Dental Hygiene Theory III 2
DEN 221 Dental Hygiene Clinic III 4
DEN 224 Dental Materials 2
DEN 123 Nutrition/Dental Health 2

 

Fifth Semester-Spring

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours
ENG 114* Prof. Research & Reporting 3
ELECTIVE* Humanities Elective 3
DEN 230 Dental Hygiene Theory IV 1
DEN 231 Dental Hygiene Clinic IV 4
DEN 232 Community Dental Health 3
DEN 233 Professional Development 2

TOTAL CREDITS: 75/76

*College Transfer Credit

Course Descriptions can be found in the Cape Fear Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.