Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene 

Associate of Applied Science - Curriculum Code 2409

The Dental Hygiene program at LCCC will prepare students to perform dental hygiene services in accordance with the state practice act and reflective of current theory and practice. The student will also be prepared to acknowledge the role of the dental hygienist as a member of the dental health team. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

Career information for this program

For more information about this degree, please contact Susan Leiken at 440-366-7168 or

Fall Semester (First Year)
BIOG 121 Anatomy and Physiology I >** 4
CHMY 161 General, Organic and Biochemistry >** 4
DNHY 111 Head and Neck Anatomy/Tooth Morphology >** 2
DNHY 121 Dental Hygiene Techniques I >** 4
DNHY 124 Dental Radiology >** 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester (First Year)
BIOG 122 Anatomy and Physiology II >** 4
BIOG 251 General Microbiology >** 4
DNHY 122 Dental Hygiene Techniques II >** 5
DNHY 125 Periodontics>** 2
DNHY 131 Oral Pathology >** 2
DNHY 236 Dental Hygiene Pain Management I >** 1
Summer Semester (First Year)
BIOG 268 Clinical Nutrition >** 3
CMMC 151 Oral Communications 3
DNHY 123 Dental Materials >** 2
DNHY 133 Dental Hygiene Techniques III >** 3
DNHY 237 Dental Hygiene Pain Management II >** 1
Fall Semester (Second Year)
DNHY 221 Dental Pharmacology >** 2
DNHY 224 Dental Hygiene Techniques IV >** 4
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
PHLY 165 Bioethics 3
PSYH 151 Introduction to Psychology 3
Spring Semester (Second Year)
DNHY 231 Community/Dental Hygiene Trends >** 2
DNHY 235 Dental Hygiene Techniques V >** 4
PSYH 251 Human Growth and Development > 3
SOCY 151 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total Credit Hours: 75

1. American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification is required upon entrance into the program.
2. > Indicates that this course has a prerequisite.
3. ** Indicates that a grade of "C" (2.0) or better must be earned in order to continue in the sequence.
4. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Established    November 1996
Revised         September 2013
Effective        May 2014



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