Dental Hygiene | Fall 2016

College-wide curricula of record

The AAS in Dental Hygiene curriculum at Ivy Tech is valid in the following locations:

Anderson - South Bend

Ivy Tech curriculum details

Symbol Key

 = Capstone Course

# = Courses must be successfully completed before admittance to the program

Your first 3 years at Ivy Tech

Course number Course name Credit hours
#APHY 101Anatomy and Physiology I3
#ENGL 111English Composition3
IVYT 112Student Success in Health Care1
#MATH 123Quantitative Reasoning or Higher3
Select 1 of the following courses:
#COMM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
#COMM 102Introduction to Interpersonal Communication3
Semester total: 13

Course number Course name Credit hours
#APHY 102Anatomy and Physiology II3
Select 1 of the following courses:
#BIOL 201General Microbiology4
#BIOL 211Microbiology I3
Select 1 of the following courses:
#CHEM 101Introductory Chemistry I3
#CHEM 111Chemistry I (preferred)4
#CHEM 115General, Organic and Biological Chemistry4
Semester total: 9-11

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 101Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene2
DHYG 102Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Lab2
DHYG 103Dental Radiography2
DHYG 104Dental Anatomy2
DHYG 105Nutrition and Oral Health2
DHYG 106Oral Histology and Embryology1
DHYG 107Head and Neck Anatomy1
Semester total: 12

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 113Dental Radiography Clinic I1
DHYG 114Dental Hygiene Clinic I5
DHYG 120Pharmacology2
DHYG 121Medical and Dental Emergencies1
DHYG 122General Pathology1
DHYG 208Periodontology2
Semester total: 12

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 204Pain Management2
DHYG 228Dental Hygiene Clinical Procedures1
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
Semester total: 6

Course number Course name Credit hours
DHYG 109Preventative Dentistry1
DHYG 201Community and Public Health Dentistry2
DHYG 203Dental Materials2
DHYG 222Oral Pathology2
DHYG 224Dental Hygiene Clinic II5
Semester total: 12

Course number Course name Credit hours
^DHYG 230Clinical Seminar2
DHYG 234Dental Hygiene Clinic III6
DHYG 235Community Oral Health Practicum1
SOCI 111Introduction to Sociology3
Semester total: 12
Total hours: : 76-78

IUPUI curriculum details

  • Maximum of 60 Community College credits may be applied toward the IUPUI degree.
  • Students will select one of three BSDH tracks at IUPUI: Education, Public Health (Community), or Public Health Administration.