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Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

Requirements

This is a competitive admission process and has the following pre-requisites that must be taken, and completed, before you are able to apply and begin the first semester of the program. The pre-requisite courses are:  MATH 1050, ENGL 1010, CHEM 1110, ZOOL 2320, ZOOL 2325, ZOOL 2420, ZOOL 2425. Please note that some of the above pre-requisites for application to our AAS program have pre-requisites of their own, as well. Please contact the department offering our pre-requisite courses for more information.

Total Program Credits: 84

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Complete ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005, BIOL 1610, CHEM 1110, ZOOL 2320/ZOOL 2325 and ZOOL 2420/ZOOL 2425 with a minimum of a "C" grade or higher
  2. Complete the HSRT - Health Science Reasoning Test.
  3. Complete 20 hours of clinical/dental office observation.
  4. Submit two letters of reference by either a current supervisor/employer or academic instructor.
  5. Submit a 2 page essay on topic provided by department.
  6. Submit the Dental Hygiene Application Fee by February 1.
  7. Complete interview process and be formally accepted into program.
General Education Requirements: 31 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
 Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035
Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  Distribution Courses  
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
  COMM 1020 Public Speaking 2
  COMM 1025 Public Speaking Lab 1
  PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
  MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
  ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
Discipline Core Requirements: 53 Credits
Complete the following:
  DENT 1010 Dental Hygiene I 3
  DENT 1015 Dental Hygiene I Preclinical lab 2
  DENT 1020 Oral Anatomy and Physiology 4
  DENT 1030 Dental Materials 2
  DENT 1040 Dental Hygiene II 3
  DENT 1045 Dental Hygiene II Clinical 3
  DENT 1050 Clinical Dental Radiography 1
  DENT 1055 Clinical Dental Radiography Lab 1
  DENT 1060 General and Oral Pathology 2
  DENT 1070 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office  2
  DENT 2020 Dental Pharmacology 3
  DENT 206G Oral Public Health 3
  DENT 3010 Dental Anesthesiology 3
  DENT 3015 Dental Hygiene III Clinical 4
  DENT 3030 Periodontology 3
  DENT 3040 Dental Hygiene IV 2
  DENT 3045 Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 4
  DENT 3050 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
  ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 84 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. All courses must have "C-" or higher.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

These are prerequisite courses that must be complete before applying to the AAS Dental Hygiene program. Please contact the Pre-Dental Hygiene Academic Advisor in LC 404, 801-863-6484 for more information on applying to the  program.
Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 ENGH or 1005 Intro to Writing OR Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or 1055 or higher Quantitative Literacy 3
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 2
COMM 1025 Public Speaking 1
SOC 1010 Intro to Sociology 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
*ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS)  
BIOL 1610 College Biology 4
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
*Fine Arts See Catalog **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS)  
  Semester total: 7
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1110 Chem. For  Health Sciences 4
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 1
*HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health or Fitness For Life **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS)  
*PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS)  
  Semester total: 8
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab 1
MICRO 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
MICRO 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Lab 1
*American Institutions See Catalog **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS)  
  Semester total: 8
Upon acceptance into Dental Hygiene program, students will be required to take the following AAS/BS courses. *Designates BS level courses if desired.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 1010 Dental Hygiene I 3
DENT 1015 Dental Hygiene I Preclinical Lab 2
DENT 1020 Oral Anatomy & Physiology 4
DENT 1070 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 2
DENT 1050 Clinical Dental Radiography 1
DENT 1055 Clinical Dental Radiography Lab 1
  Semester total: 13
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 2020 Dental Pharmacology 3
DENT 1040 Dental Hygiene II 3
DENT 1045 Dental Hygiene  II Clinical 3
DENT 1030 Dental Materials 2
DENT 1060 General and Oral Pathology 2
  Semester total: 13
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3010 Dental Anesthesiology 3
DENT 3015 Dental Hygiene III Clinical 4
DENT 3030 Periodontology 3
DENT 206G Oral Public Health 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3040 Dental Hygiene IV 2
DENT 3045 Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 4
DENT 3050 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1
  Semester total: 7
  Degree total: 84
*General education courses with asterix (*) are required for BS degree, not necessarily for AAS degree.  It is recommended that you complete these courses prior to being admitted into the Dental Hygiene Program.

Department

Allied Health

The Allied Health department is in the College of Health and Public Service. To find the most up-to-date information from the Allied Health department, visit their website.

Allied Health department