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 184.5
Total Contact Hours 1850

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

Monica Hospenthal
R.D.H., B.S., M.Ed.
Director of 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 Program
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999