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The coursework in Sanford-Brown's Associate in Dental Hygiene program covers dental anatomy, terminology, and instrumentation. Learn more about Sanford-Brown's Associate in Dental Hygiene program here.
The Associate in Dental Hygiene program at Sanford-Brown will introduce you to dental anatomy and morphology, basic principles of biochemistry, oral microbiology and immunology, general and oral pathology, oral anatomy, and dental pharmacology. You will have the opportunity to study preventative dentistry and health promotion procedures, community dental health, infection control, and the composition, properties, and applications of dental materials. You can gain skills in dental radiology, dental hygiene treatments, and periodontology. The program includes several clinical courses, allowing you to develop skills and proficiency in patient assessment, preventative procedures, disease diagnosis, and instrumentation.
You should be interested in pursuing a career as a dental hygienist before applying to the Associate in Dental Hygiene program. Potential Sanford-Brown students must live in close proximity to campus locations.
The Associate in Dental Hygiene program is 116.5 credits. It includes 24 general education credits, 92.5 core credits, and three supervised clinical rotations.
Associate in Dental Hygiene Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|BIO 139||Anatomy and Physiology|
|DDH 100||Student Success and Career Development|
|DDH 110||Dental Anatomy and Morphology|
|DDH 112||Biochemistry for Allied Health Professionals|
|DDH 114||Oral Microbiology and Immunology|
|DDH 116||General and Oral Pathology|
|DDH 120||Health Prevention and Promotion in Dentistry I|
|DDH 131||Preclinical Dental Hygiene|
|DDH 210||Oral Anatomy, Embryology and Histology|
|DDH 211||Life Support, Dental and Medical Emergencies and Infection Control Management|
|DDH 212||Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene|
|DDH 220||Health Prevention and Promotion in Dentistry II|
|DDH 221||Community Dental Health|
|DDH 230||Dental Materials|
|DDH 240||Dental Radiology I|
|DDH 241||Dental Radiology II|
|DDH 250||Clinical Dental Hygiene I|
|DDH 251||Clinical Dental Hygiene II|
|DDH 252||Clinical Periodontology|
|DDH 310||Nutrition and Health|
|DDH 321||Pain Management and Special Patient Dental Care|
|DDH 331||Ethical Issues for the Dental Profession|
|DDH 350||Clinical Dental Hygiene III|
As a graduate of Sanford-Brown's Associate in Dental Hygiene program, you should have the skills and training needed to take the national Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the Regional and State Clinical Board Examinations. Upon successful completion of these exams, you could pursue entry-level work as a dental hygienist.
After completing the Associate in Dental Hygiene program, you could continue your education by earning an advanced degree. Depending on your career goals, you may be interested in the following degrees: