A.A.S. Program Course List

Allied Health

Dental Hygiene

A.A.S. Degree (W)

The Dental Hygiene program provides comprehensive educational experiences for qualified students to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible for licensure and employment as dental hygienists. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678.

The program includes didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences and is based at the Wilmington Campus, with an extension location at the Terry Campus (Dover, DE) that serves Kent and Sussex county students. The Terry Campus-based students complete their didactic courses at both the Dover and Wilmington campus locations and their clinical experiences at the Dover Air Force Base.

The Dental Hygiene program cycle begins once a year in the fall semester. Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.


Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 135 Biomedical Statistics 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
SOC 111 Sociology 3


Courses Credits
DHY 101 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 2
DHY 102 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 3
DHY 103 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 2
DHY 111 Dental Hygiene Fundamtls I 3
DHY 112 Dental Hygiene Fundmtls II 3
DHY 121 Oral Histology/Embryology 2
DHY 132 Dental Anatomy 1.5
DHY 133 Head and Neck Anatomy 1.5
DHY 141 Oral Radiography 3
DHY 151 Periodontology/Cariology 3
DHY 161 Oral Pathology 3
DHY 204 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 4
DHY 205 Clinical Dental Hygiene V 4
DHY 212 The Compromised Dental Patient 1.5
DHY 213 Adv Clinical Techniques 3
DHY 215 Practice Management 1
DHY 271 Pharmacology for Dental Hygien 1.5
DHY 281 Operative/Specialty Dentistry 1
DHY 290 Community Dental Health 2
DHY 291 Communty Dental Health Fld Wrk 1


Courses Credits
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 3
BIO 115 Nutrition 3
BIO 120 Anatomy and Physiology I 5
BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology II 5
BIO 125 Introductory Microbiology 4
CHM 110 General Chemistry 4