Dental Hygiene - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(99 credits)

Note: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in ENGL 1110G Composition I and MATH 1220G College Algebra per DACC guidelines; however, the Dental Hygiene program strongly recommends students earn a C or better in those courses. Students must earn a C or better in all other required General Education and Core Requirements. In addition, students admitted to the program must receive a final grade of C (77%) or higher to remain in the program. Clinical courses have additional requirements that must be met in addition to the grade of C (77%).

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 99 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

All General Education and Core Requirements must be met before formally applying to the program.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, II, III and IV; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I 34
Area II: Mathematics
College Algebra (Core Requirement) 33
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) (Core Requirement) 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology (Core Requirement) 33
General Education Elective
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking (Core Requirement (either)) 33
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Core Requirements
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab 3
4
BIOL 2210Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 34
BIOL 2225Human Anatomy and Physiology II 34
CHEM 2120Integrated Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 33
NUTR 2110Human Nutrition 33
SOCI 1110GIntroduction to Sociology 33
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements 4
DHYG 110Preclinical Dental Hygiene3
DHYG 112Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lab3
DHYG 114Oral Histology and Embryology2
DHYG 116Head and Neck Anatomy3
DHYG 117Dental Anatomy2
DHYG 118Dental Radiology3
DHYG 120Dental Hygiene Theory I3
DHYG 122Clinical Dental Hygiene I3
DHYG 124General and Oral Pathology3
DHYG 126Periodontology3
DHYG 132Clinical Dental Hygiene II2
DHYG 134Dental Materials3
DHYG 210Dental Hygiene Theory III2
DHYG 212Clinical Dental Hygiene III4
DHYG 214Dental Pharmacology3
DHYG 215Medical and Dental Emergencies2
DHYG 217Research Methodology2
DHYG 218Pain and Anxiety Management2
DHYG 219Pain and Anxiety Management Clinical1
DHYG 220Dental Hygiene Theory IV3
DHYG 222Clinical Dental Hygiene IV4
DHYG 224Principles of Practice2
DHYG 225Dental Public Health Education3
Total Credits99

(99 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change. 

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in ENGL 1110G Composition I and MATH 1220G College Algebra per DACC guidelines; however, the Dental Hygiene program strongly recommends students earn a C or better in those courses. Students must earn a C or better in all other required General Education and Core Requirements. In addition, students admitted to the program must receive a final grade of C (77%) or higher to remain in the program. Clinical courses have additional requirements that must be met in addition to the grade of C (77%).

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 99 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

All General Education and Core Requirements must be met before formally applying to the program (approximately 25 credits).

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
FALL  
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area II: Mathematics 3
College Algebra  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
 Credits15
Semester 2
SPRING  
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM 2120 Integrated Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 3
NUTR 2110 Human Nutrition 3
 Credits14
Semester 3
SUMMER  
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 6
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
 Credits9
Semester 4
FALL  
DHYG 110 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 3
DHYG 112 Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lab 3
DHYG 114 Oral Histology and Embryology 2
DHYG 116 Head and Neck Anatomy 3
DHYG 117 Dental Anatomy 2
DHYG 118 Dental Radiology 3
 Credits16
Semester 5
SPRING  
DHYG 120 Dental Hygiene Theory I 3
DHYG 122 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3
DHYG 124 General and Oral Pathology 3
DHYG 126 Periodontology 3
DHYG 134 Dental Materials 3
 Credits15
Semester 6
SUMMER  
DHYG 132 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2
DHYG 218 Pain and Anxiety Management 2
DHYG 219 Pain and Anxiety Management Clinical 1
 Credits5
Semester 7
FALL  
DHYG 210 Dental Hygiene Theory III 2
DHYG 212 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 4
DHYG 214 Dental Pharmacology 3
DHYG 215 Medical and Dental Emergencies 2
DHYG 217 Research Methodology 2
 Credits13
Semester 8
SPRING  
DHYG 220 Dental Hygiene Theory IV 3
DHYG 222 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 4
DHYG 224 Principles of Practice 2
DHYG 225 Dental Public Health Education 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits99

DACC-UNM BSDH Degree - Total Credits Required - 128 cr.

Please meet with your DACC Dental Hygiene Advisor for more information.

Note: Students must earn a final grade of C or better in all general education and core requirements. Students must receive a final grade of C (77%) or better in all other courses including the UNM courses in order to remain in the program.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) * 4
ENGL 1110G Composition I (UNM ENGL 1120 - Composition II (3 credits)) * 4
MATH 1220G College Algebra * 3
BIOL 2210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I for the Health Sciences 4
 Credits15
Semester 2
CHEM 2120 Integrated Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 3
BIOL 2225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 2310
2310L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
NUTR 2110 Human Nutrition * 3
UNM Curriculum - Foreign Language (Area 6) (3 credits) *  
 Credits14
Semester 3
SUMMER  
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication *
or Public Speaking
3
SOCI 1110G Introduction to Sociology * 3
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology * 3
 Credits9
Semester 4
DHYG 110 Preclinical Dental Hygiene 3
DHYG 112 Preclinical Dental Hygiene Lab 3
DHYG 114 Oral Histology and Embryology 2
DHYG 116 Head and Neck Anatomy 3
DHYG 117 Dental Anatomy 2
DHYG 118 Dental Radiology 3
 Credits16
Semester 5
DHYG 120 Dental Hygiene Theory I 3
DHYG 122 Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3
DHYG 124 General and Oral Pathology 3
DHYG 126 Periodontology 3
DHYG 134 Dental Materials 3
UNM DEHY 407 - Problems (3 credits) **  
 Credits15
Semester 6
SUMMER  
DHYG 132 Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2
DHYG 218 Pain and Anxiety Management 2
DHYG 219 Pain and Anxiety Management Clinical 1
UNM DEHY 440 - Extramural Experience (3 credits) **  
 Credits5
Semester 7
DHYG 210 Dental Hygiene Theory III 2
DHYG 212 Clinical Dental Hygiene III 4
DHYG 214 Dental Pharmacology 3
DHYG 215 Medical and Dental Emergencies (UNM DEHY 335 - Dental Office Emergencies to replace DACC DHYG 215 (2 credits)) ** 2
DHYG 217 Research Methodology (UNM DEHY 410 Dental Hygiene Research Methodology to replace DACC DHYG 217 (3 credits)) ** 2
UNM - Arts and Design General Education (Area 7) (3 credits) **  
 Credits13
Semester 8
DHYG 220 Dental Hygiene Theory IV 3
DHYG 222 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 4
DHYG 224 Principles of Practice (UNM DEHY 407 Problems to replace DACC DHYG 224 (3 credits)) ** 2
DHYG 225 Dental Public Health Education (UNM DEHY 422 - Dental Public Health to replace DACC DHYG 225 (3 credits)) ** 3
UNM DEHY 400 - Current Issues in Dental Hygiene (3 credits) **  
Semesters 9 & 10 - SUMMER/FALL  
UNM DEHY 407 - Problems (3 credits) **  
UNM DEHY 440 - Extramural Experience (3 credits) **  
UNM Humanities/Diversity General Education (Area 5) (3 credits) *  
UNM General Education Student Choice Elective (Area 8) (3 credits) **  
 Credits12
 Total Credits99