Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 88 credits
About this program
The Dental Hygiene program provides knowledge and skills to perform critical dental services that detect, prevent and treat diseases of the mouth while working as part of a dental team. Students who complete the program will leave with the skills to provide current, comprehensive dental hygiene services and may find employment in a variety of settings including private dental offices, schools, hospitals and public health clinics. Students interested in an advanced degree in dental hygiene or a related field have a number of transfer options to four-year colleges and universities. The Minnesota Board of Dentistry requires BCA and FBI criminal background checks and fingerprint analysis prior to initial licensure in the state of Minnesota.
- Demonstrate clinical competence required to provide current comprehensive dental hygiene services.
- Communicate effectively with patients, peers and dental health team providers by utilizing professional written and oral communication.
- Exhibit ethical behavior consistent with dental professional conduct.
- Utilize current technology relevant to the dental profession.
- Demonstrate basic dental office management skills.
- Apply current concepts of infection control and occupational safety.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Dental Hygiene - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
1st Summer Term - 28 credits
|BIOL2202||Principles of Nutrition||3|
|BIOL2260||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL2262||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|CHEM1100||Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry||3|
|DENT1103||Introduction for Dental Health Care Providers||2|
|SOC1111||Introduction to Sociology||3|
1st Fall Term - 17 credits
|DENT1104||Dental Health Care Providers II||1|
|DENT1106||Dental Radiology Lecture||3|
|DNHY1104||Dental Anatomy Lab||1|
|DNHY1106||Head and Neck Anatomy||2|
|DNHY1112||Dental Hygiene Practice I||3|
1st Spring Term - 15 credits
|DNHY1108||Oral Histology and Embryology||2|
|DNHY1119||Dental Hygiene Principles II||4|
|DNHY1123||Dental Hygiene Practice II||5|
2nd Summer Term - 4 credits
|DNHY1124||Pain Control Lab||2|
|DNHY1130||Dental Hygiene Principle III||1|
|DNHY1132||Dental Hygiene Practice III||1|
2nd Fall Term - 15 credits
|DNHY2210||Dental Hygiene Principle IV||2|
|DNHY2213||Dent Hygiene Prac IV||6|
|DNHY2226||Community Dental Hygiene||4|
|DNHY2240||Clinical Affiliation I||1|
2nd Spring Term - 9 credits
|DENT1122||Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence||1|
|DNHY2220||Dental Hygiene Principle V||1|
|DNHY2223||Dental Hygiene Practice V||6|
|DNHY2246||Clinical Affiliation II||1|