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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Dental Hygienist

Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

Curriculum Code: 0279  (Effective Fall 2004 - Summer 2006)

 

Dental hygienists are licensed preventive oral health care professionals.  They provide educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to patients in dental offices, schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other public health programs.  Clinical skills include performing patient assessments; taking health histories; examining head, neck, and oral tissues for disease; checking blood pressures; exposing and processing dental x-ray pictures; applying decay-preventing agents to the teeth; polishing fillings; periodontal debridement; and polishing teeth.  Upon graduation from this program which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association (CODA), students are eligible to take the written and clinical licensing exams.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or counselor before enrolling in any course.

 

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Dental Hygienist Program.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students who have been admitted to the program for the 2004/2005 academic year. For the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone number (517) 483-1254 or the Dental Hygienist Program, Room 007 A&S building, telephone number (517)483-1457.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE DENTAL HYGIENIST PROGRAM
For current information about admission requirements, students must contact the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone number (517) 483-1254 or the Dental Hygienist Program (517)483-1457.

 

REQUIREMENTS (See Notes 1 and 2)

TOTAL:  71 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

BIOL 201

Human Anatomy (See Note 3)

4

BIOL 202

Human Physiology (See Note 3)

4

BIOL 203

Microbiology (See Note 3)

3

CHEM 120

Gen Organic & Biological Chem (See Note 3)

4

DENT 140

Oral Histology & Embryology

2

DENT 142

PreClinical Dental Hygiene

3

DENT 144

PreClinical DH Practice

2

DENT 146

Head, Neck & Oral Anatomy

4

DENT 148

Dental Radiography

3

DENT 152

Dental Hygiene I

2

DENT 154

Clinical Dental Hygiene I

2.5

DENT 156

Nutrition

3

DENT 158

Pharmacology

3

DENT 160

Oral Pathology

3

DENT 174

Clinical Dental Hygiene II

1

DENT 176

Dental Materials & Methods

3

DENT 240

Anxiety & Pain Control Mgt

2

DENT 242

Dental Hygiene III

2

DENT 244

Clinical Dental Hygiene III

3.5

DENT 246

Principles of Periodontics

3

DENT 248

Dental Public Health & Educ

3

DENT 252

Dental Hygiene IV

2

DENT 254

Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

3

DENT 256

Community Oral Health

2

SOCL 120

Introduction to Sociology

4

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  6-11 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

3-8 Credits

(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for each core area.)

 

Communication Core Area (See Note 4)

0

 

Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 5)

0

 

Mathematics Core Area (See Note 6)

0-4

 

Science Core Area (See Note 5)

0

 

Writing Core Area (See Note 7)

3-4

 

CHOICE 2:  Communication

3 Credits

SPCH 110

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

SPCH 120

Dynamics of Communication

3

SPCH 130

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

77

 

NOTES:

 

1.

For students accepted into this program, current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (Infant, Child, and Adult) is required throughout this program.  (EMSB 102, or American Heart Association ?Healthcare Provider,? or American Red Cross Adult and Infant and Child CPR.)

2.

Students accepted into this program must complete a physical examination and be current in all immunizations required by the Dental Hygiene Program, including Hepatitis B.

3.

Although not required for the associate degree, it is strongly recommended that BIOL 121 be taken prior to BIOL 201, 202, and 203. It is also recommended that required course CHEM 120 be completed prior to BIOL 201, 202, and 203.

4.

Students must complete one course from CHOICE 2 to fulfill the requirements for this Core area.

5.

Students completing ?REQUIREMENTS? have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

6.

The Mathematics Core Area requirement must be completed during Phase I requirements for admission to the Dental Hygienist Program and may be waived by successfully passing a Math Proficiency Exam.

7.

WRIT 121 is the minimum writing requirement.  It may be replaced by ENGL 122, ENGL 132, WRIT 122, WRIT 124, WRIT 127, WRIT 131, or WRIT 132.

8.

All didactic courses must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.0 to graduate.  All clinical courses must be completed with a minimum grade of 2.5 to graduate.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

Courses listed in semesters I, II, and III below must be completed prior to admission to the Dental Hygienist Program as part of the requirements for admission.  Once admitted to the program, students begin semester IV courses during fall semester.

 

I

II

III

 

CHEM 120

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

 

Lim.Ch.1

SOCL 120

BIOL 203

 

Core Math Course

Lim.Ch.2

 

 

   (or proficiency)

 

 

 

 

IV (Fall)

V (Spring)

VI (Summer)

VII (Fall)

DENT 140

DENT 152

DENT 174

DENT 240

DENT 142

DENT 154

DENT 176

DENT 242

DENT 144

DENT 156

 

DENT 244

DENT 146

DENT 158

 

DENT 246

DENT 148

DENT 160

 

DENT 248

 

VIII (Spring)

 

 

 

DENT 252

 

 

 

DENT 254

 

 

 

DENT 256

 

 

 

                   

 

 



 
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