UAMS.EDU

Program Curriculum

The following 68 SC for both the Associate of Science degree and Bachelor of Science degrees are required in the professional program:

Course #TitleSemester Credit
Fall (1)
DHYG 2116Oral Embryology and Histology1
DHYG 2119Dental Hygiene Seminar I (Runs through the Spring Semester also)1
DHYG 2215Oral Anatomy 2
DHYG 2217Dental Radiography I2
DHYG 2312Dental Hygiene Theory3
DHYG 2314Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
DHYG 2513Dental Hygiene Pre-clinic5
TOTAL17
Spring (2)
DHYG 2119Dental Hygiene Seminar I (continued from Fall)
DHYG 2223Dental Radiography II2
DHYG 2425Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
DHYG 2521Dental Hygiene Clinic I 5
DHYG 3434Pathology4
TOTAL15
Summer (3)
DHYG 3245Dental Hygiene Clinic— - Summer 2
DHYG 3246Local Anesthesia2
DHYG 4133*Patient and Family Centered Care1
TOTAL4-5*
Fall (4)
DHYG 2327Dental Materials3
DHYG 3119Dental Hygiene Seminar II (Runs through the Spring Semester also)1
DHYG 3332Pharmacology3
DHYG 3335Periodontology 3
DHYG 3344Community Dentistry I3
DHYG 3531Dental Hygiene Clinic II5
TOTAL18
Spring (5)
DHYG 3119Dental Hygiene Seminar II (continued from Fall)
DHYG 3245Community Dentistry II2
DHYG 3333Nutrition3
DHYG 3242Management of Patients with Special Needs 2
DHYG 3243Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Practice Management 2
DHYG 3541Dental Hygiene Clinic III 5
TOTAL14
OVERALL TOTAL68-69*

*CHP 4133 – Patient and Family Centered Care is a requirement for students seeking a Bachelor of Science degree only.  Students currently seeking an Associate of Science degree may opt to take this class to put themselves in a better position to seek the Bachelor of Science degree in the future.

A grade of “F” or a mark of “U” or “NC” is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program. A grade of “D” in the following professional courses is not acceptable for progression to the next semester, nor is it acceptable for graduation if it occurs in the last semester of the program: Dental Hygiene Theory (DHYG 2312), Dental Hygiene Preclinic (DHYG 2513), Dental Radiography I (DHYG 2217), Dental Hygiene Clinic I (DHYG 2521), Dental Radiography II (DHYG 2223), Local Anesthesia (DHYG 3246), Dental Hygiene Clinic II (DHYG 3531), Dental Hygiene Clinic III (DHYG 3541), Dental Hygiene Clinic—Summer (DHYG 3245), Dental Hygiene Seminar I (DHYG 2119), Dental Hygiene Seminar II (DHYG 3119).