Curriculum

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE/ GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
TITLE CREDIT HOURS
Communication 9
Math 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
History 6
Science 8
Humanities and the Fine Arts 9
Using Information Technology 3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 44

For a listing of specific courses for each of the general education blocks go to:
ETSU General Education and Other Requirements

Our catalog program page contains a comprehensive listing of all the requirements for this degree.  

BSDH ONLINE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
TITLE CREDIT HOURS
Contemporary Dental Hygiene Theory 5
Issues in Dental Hygiene 1
Teaching Strategies for Allied Health Professionals 3
Technology Seminar III 1
Pain Management 1
Supportive Periodontal Therapy 3
Building Evidence Based Practice Seminar IV 1
Geriatric Dental Hygiene 2
Community and Rural Dental Health 1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 18

Dental Hygiene Course Descriptions

DHYG 3100

Contemporary Dental Hygiene Theory -  Provides licensed dental hygienists the opportunity to evaluate current dental hygiene therapies and interpret them for application in dental hygiene practice. Offered every fall.

DHYG 3200

Issues in Dental Hygiene - A study of dental and dental hygiene practice setting, legal and ethical issues, methods of procuring employment, compensation mechanisms and types of insurance. Offered every summer.

DHYG 4010

Teaching Strategies for Allied Health Professionals - A study of the basic principles of developing and implementing classroom presentations.  Emphasis will be placed on the basics of the educational process, and will lead to the development of a dental health lesson plan for the dental hygienist.  Writing and Oral Intensive. Offered every fall.

DHYG 4020

Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar III - Utilization of current technology to research selected dental hygiene topics and prepare multimedia presentations.  Technology Intensive. Offered every fall.

DHYG 4030

Pain Management - Explores current methods of pain management in dental hygiene practice. Offered every spring.

DHYG 4110

Supportive Periodontal Therapy -  A study of periodontal therapies including adjunctive and maintenance procedures. Offered every summer.

DHYG 4120

Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar IV - Methods used in biostatistical research will be reviewed in an effort to assist the dental hygiene students in the construction of instruments which collect valid and reliable data.  Critically explores current research studies.  Writing Intensive. Offered every spring.

DHYG 4130

Geriatric Dental Hygiene - An introduction to the special considerations of the segment of the geriatric population confined to long-term care facilities.  Dental health education strategies will be incorporated to assist students' design and presentation of in-services to nursing home staff.  Oral Intensive. Offered every spring.

DHYG 4141

Community and Rural Dental Health - Using the information gained in the Associate Degree Community Dental Health class, students will assess, plan, implement and evaluate a public dental health project of their choice, with approval and guidance from the instructor. Offered every spring. Prerequisite DHYG 4010.


PLEASE NOTE PROGRESSION POLICY -

    Effective fall 2011 all students MUST complete DHYG 3100 before progressing in the program. Students who have not completed DHYG 3100 cannot register for any other DHYG classes. Students may take general education core classes while working to complete an grade of Incomplete for DHYG 3100, but may not register for any dental hygiene courses until they have a passing grade for DHYG 3100. Additionally, two final grades of D or one F in dental hygiene courses will result in being dismissed from the program.

Successful completion of DHYG 3100 will allow transfer for associate degree dental hygiene coursework as 46 hours of lower division credit and 16 hours of upper division credit. Thus the total hours for the program is as follows: general education core = 41; actual online dental hygiene courses = 18; upper division transfer hours (as if taken here) = 16; lower division transfer credit hours = 46; Total = 121 credit hours. Additionally, students must show proficiency in using information technology by taking CSCI 1100 which is a 3 hour course or by passing the proficiency exam.