Curriculum


Please see the Dental Hygiene Program page in the ETSU catalog for details about admission, expenses, our retention policy, graduation requirements, and course requirements.


Suggested Course Sequence



(W) Means a course is writing intensive
(T) Means a course is technology intensive
(O) Means a course is oral intensive


Course Credits
First Semester - Fall
ENGL 1010 Critical Reading & Expository Writing
3
MATH 1530 Probability & Statistics
3
HIST 2010 U.S. History to 1877
3
HSCI 2010/2011 Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
4
    Total
13
         
Second Semester - Spring
ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking & Argumentation
3
HSCI 2020/2021 Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
4
PSYC 1310 Intro to Psychology
3
HIST 2020 U.S. History since 1877
3
    Total
13
           
Third Semester - Fall
CHEM 1030 Introduction to Chemistry Survey Lecture and Lab

4

NTFD 2420 Principles of Nutrition

3

SPCH 1300 General Speech

3

ENGL   Elective (ETSU students and those transferring in less than 50 hours should take British Lit I or II or European Lit in order to meet writing intensive requirements)

3

    Total
13
            
Fourth Semester - Spring
HSCI 2230 Introduction to Microbiology Lecture and Lab

4

    Fine Arts Elective

3

    Humanities Elective (ETSU students and those transferring in less than 50 hours should take a writing intensive humanities such as PHIL 2020 or ENGL 3280 in order to meet writing intensive requirements)

3

SOCI 1020 Introduction to Sociology

3

    Total
13
          
Fifth Semester - Fall
DHYG 2020 Dental Anatomy and Histology

3

DHYG 2030 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Lecture

3

DHYG 2031 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene Lab

3

DHYG 2040 Dental Office Emergencies

2

DHYG 2050 Occupational Safety for Dental Hygiene Care Workers

1

DHYG 2060 Introduction to DHYG

1

DHYG 4010 Teaching Strategies for Allied Health (W) (O)

3

    Total
16
            
Sixth Semester - Spring
DHYG 2130 Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar 1

1

DHYG 2131 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice 1

4

DHYG 2160 Periodontology

3

DHYG 2170 Dental Radiology

3

DHYG 2171 Dental Radiology Lab

1

DHYG 3020 General and Oral Pathology

3

    Total
15
           
Seventh Semester - Summer
DHYG 3030 Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar II

2

DHYG 3031 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice II

4

DHYG 3010 Head and Neck Anatomy

2

DHYG 4000 Radiology Interpretation

1

DHYG 4030 Anesthesia and Pain Control

1

   

Total

10

       
Eighth Semester- Fall
DHYG 3110/11 Dental Materials Lecture and Lab

3

DHYG 3120 Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene

3

DHYG 3130 Community Dental Health

3

DHYG 4020 Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar III (T)

1

DHYG 4021 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice III

4

DHYG 4031 Anesthesia and Pain Control Lab

1

   

Total

15

       
Ninth Semester- Spring
DHYG 3200 Issues in Dental Hygiene

1

DHYG 4110 Supportive Periodontal Therapy

3

DHYG 4120 Dental Hygiene Clinical Seminar IV (W)

1

DHYG 4121 Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IV

4

DHYG 4130 Geriatric Dental Hygiene (O)

2

DHYG 4141 Community and Rural Dental Health

1

   

Total

12

   

Total Dental Hygiene Credit Hours

68

Total Hours = 120     (Total dental hygiene credits = 68;  General Education Core credits = 41; Other required prerequisites = 11 credits) Note: CSCI 1100 is an additional ETSU graduation requirement and should be completed prior to completing 33 credits at ETSU.