Dental Hygiene Department - Program Curriculum

FIRST YEAR
Fall Quarter Credits
DHYG 102 Dental Imaging I 3
DHYG 103 Preventive Dentistry I 2
DHYG 104 Biological Structures I 3
DHYG 106 Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice 1
DHYG 107 Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry I 2
DHYG 108 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene I 3
DHYG 109 Dental Hygiene Practice I 4
 
Total Credits Required 18
 
Winter Quarter
DHYG 112 Dental Imaging II 2
DHYG 113 Preventive Dentistry II 1
DHYG 114 Biological Structures II 2
DHYG 115 General Pathology 2
DHYG 117 Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry II 2
DHYG 118 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene II 2
DHYG 119 Dental Hygiene Practice II 6
 
Total Credits Required 17
 
Spring Quarter
DHYG 121 Intro to Periodontology I 3
DHYG 122 Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene 3
DHYG 123 Preventive Dentistry III 1
DHYG 125 Oral Pathology 2
DHYG 127 Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry III 2
DHYG 128 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene III 2
DHYG 129 Dental Hygiene Practice III 6
 
Total Credits Required 19
 
Summer Quarter
DHYG 161 Introduction to Periodontology II 2
DHYG 166 Local Anesthesia I 3
DHYG 167 Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry IV 1
DHYG 168 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene IV 1
DHYG 169 Dental Hygiene Practice IV 6.5
DHYG 236 Nitrous Oxide Sedation 1
 
Total Credits Required 14.5
 
SECOND YEAR
Fall Quarter Credits
DHYG 207 Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry V 2
DHYG 231 Advanced Periodontology 2
DHYG 232 Nutrition for Dental Hygiene 1
DHYG 233 Gerodontology/Special Needs 2
DHYG 237 Clinical Restorative Dentistry I 2
DHYG 238 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene V 3
DHYG 239 Dental Hygiene Practice V 7
 
Total Credits Required 19
 
Winter Quarter
DHYG 217 Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry VI 1
DHYG 243 Community Dental Health 3
DHYG 246 Extramural Dental Hygiene Practice I 2
DHYG 247 Clinical Restorative Dentistry II 2
DHYG 248 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene VI 2
DHYG 249 Dental Hygiene Practice VI 7
DHYG 266 Local Anesthesia II 1
 
Total Credits Required 18
 
Spring Quarter
DHYG 227 Fundamentals of Restorative Dentistry VII 1
DHYG 253 Community Dental Health Practice 1
DHYG 256 Extramural Dental Hygiene Practice II 2
DHYG 257 Clinical Restorative Dentistry III 2
DHYG 258 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene VII 3
DHYG 259 Dental Hygiene Practice VII 7
 
Total Credits Required 16
 
Total Program Credits Required 121.5
Total Credits including Pre-Dental Hygiene 189.5
Total Contact Hours 1881

DISCLAIMER NOTE: Occasionally, the curriculum will experience minor changes during the two-year Program to ensure the best and latest information available in dental hygiene practice.

DH Program Advising Information
Email: denthyg@pierce.ctc.edu Voice: 253-964-6796

Fulltime Dental Hygiene Faculty Advisors

Monica Hospenthal
R.D.H., B.S., M.Ed.
Program Director Dental Hygiene/Fulltime Professor

Kathy B. Bassett
BSDH, RDH, M.Ed.
Fulltime Professor/Clinical Coordinator

Mary Galagan
RDH, BS, MHA
Fulltime Professor/Community Health and Extramurals

Carolyn D. Roberton
BSDH, RDH
Fulltime Professor/Liaison
Student Chapter of ADHA

Postal Address

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
Dental Hygiene Department
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999