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DENTAL HYGIENE

Dental Hygiene Sequence

For asterisks (*), see notes below about this sequence.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Units
DHYG 50A Dental Hygiene Orientation I .5 unit
DHYG 60 Dental Anatomy and Morphology 1.5 units
DHYG 60S Dental Anatomy and Morphology Independent Study .5 unit
DHYG 61 Head and Neck Anatomy 2 units
DHYG 61S Head and Neck Anatomy Independent Study 1 unit
DHYG 69A Oral Health Education 2 units
DHYG 71A Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene 4 units
DHYG 71S Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Independent Study 1 unit
DHYG 74A Dental Radiography I 3 units

Health Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
HLTH 60 * Responding to Emergencies 1 unit
HLTH 70B ** Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers .2 unit

Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Units
DHYG 51 General and Oral Pathology 4 units
DHYG 55A Dental Materials 1 unit
DHYG 69B Treatment and Evaluation in Dental Hygiene 1 unit
DHYG 71B Clinical Dental Hygiene 4 units
DHYG 71C Advanced Periodontal Procedures (usually given in the summer) .5 unit
DHYG 73 Educational Theories in Dental Hygiene Care 1.5 units
DHYG 74B Dental Radiology II 1.5 units
DHYG 75 Medical Emergencies 1 unit

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Units
DHYG 50B Dental Hygiene Orientation II .5 unit
DHYG 52A Periodontics 2 units
DHYG 54 Pharmacology 2 units
DHYG 56A Community Dental Health I 1 unit
DHYG 57 Expanded Functions for the Dental Hygienist 2 units
DHYG 80A Patient Management 1 unit
DHYG 81A Clinical Practice I 4 units
DHYG 82A Clinical Experience Seminar I 1 unit

Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Units
DHYG 50C Dental Hygiene Orientation III .5 unit
DHYG 52B Advanced Periodontics 1 unit
DHYG 56B Community Dental Health II 1 unit
DHYG 58 Dental Office Practice 1 unit
DHYG 80B Advanced Clinical Topics 1 unit
DHYG 81B Clinical Practice II 5 units
DHYG 82B Clinical Experience Seminar II 2 units
DHYG 83 Patients with Special Needs 1 unit

Total Units for courses in the Dental Hygiene curriculum: 57.2

Nutrition Course

Course Number Course Title Units
NUTR 1 *** Basic Nutrition 3

Total units for the program: 60.2

Notes about this sequence

* A student who presents a current Responding to Emergencies card may request a waiver of Health 60.

** A student who presents a current Professional Rescuer CPR card may request a waiver of Health 70B (card must be American Heart Association or American Red Cross).

*** Due to the limited number of courses and their availability offered at Chabot College, completion of Nutrition 1 is strongly recommended prior to entrance into the Dental Hygiene Program.

Minimum grade requirement: To progress in the Dental Hygiene Program and to graduate from the program, students must earn a grade of "c" or higher in each course.

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