Pearl River Community College

Curriculum

The State Dental Hygiene Curriculum will be changing for the School Year 2019/2020. Revisions will be posted upon final approval by the Mississippi Community College Board.

Pre-requisite Academic Core Curriculum (must pass with a grade of ā€œCā€ or higher)

Course Semester Hours
ENG 1113/1114 English Composition I 3-4
PSY 1513 General Psychology 3
BIO 2923 & BIO 2921 Microbiology & Lab [completed within the last five (5) years] 4
BIO 1513 & 1511 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab [completed within the last five (5) years] 4
BIO 1523 & 1521 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab; OR Bio 2523 & BIO 2521 Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab. [completed within the last five (5) years] 4
SPT 1113 ā€“ Public Speaking I 3
SOC 2113 ā€“ Intro to Sociology 3
CHE 1313 & CHE 1311 Principles of Chemistry & Lab; OR CHE 1213 & CHE 1211 General Chemistry I & Lab 4
Humanities/Fine Art Elective 3
TOTAL REQUIRED ACADEMIC HOURS: 31-32 hours credit

Suggested Courses: FCS 1253-Nutrition

Freshman Year - 1st Semester

Course Semester Hours
DHT 1116 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene 6
DHT 1242 Anatomy & Histology Head and Neck 2
DHT 1252 Dental Anatomy & Embryology 2
DHT 1314 Dental Radiology 4
DHT 1931 Dental Medical Emergencies 1
TOTAL 15 hours credit
2nd Semester
DHT 1416 Dental Hygiene Clinic I 6
DHT 1513 Periodontics 3
DHT 2612 Dental Materials 2
DHT 1941 Theories in Patient Care DHT 1
TOTAL 12 hours credit
Sophomore Year - 1st Semester
DHT 2425 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 5
DHT 2233 General and Oral Pathology 3
DHT 2712 Dental Pharmacology 2
DHT 2911 Seminar III 1
TOTAL 12 hours credit
2nd Semester
DHT 2436 Dental Hygiene Clinic III 6
DHT 2813 Community Dental Health II 2
DHT 2922 Dental Ethics and Law 2
DHT 2951 Fundamentals of Licensure 1
TOTAL 12 hours credit