- Complete the General University Requirements for Associate Degrees located in the UAA catalog.
- Complete the Associate of Applied Science requirements (15 credits) (UAA catalog) (ENGL A212 or ENGL A213 are recommended).
Complete the following required courses with a minimum grade of C:
Fall Semester 1st year (18 credits)
DA A110/110L Dental Radiography with lab 4
DH A201 Oral Histology and Embryology 2
DH A202 Basic Techniques for Dental Hygienists 7
DH A204 Anatomy of the Orofacial Structures 2
*DN A101 Principles of Nutrition (3)
*DN A203 Nutrition for Health Sciences (3)
*Due to a heavy credit load, it is recommended that the nutrition course be taken prior to formal admission into the Dental Hygiene program.
Spring Semester 1st year (14 credits)
DA A160 Materials in Dentistry 3
DH A222 Adjunctive Techniques for Dental Hygienists 1.5
DH A292D Clinical Seminar I 1
DH A295D Clinical Practicum I 4
DH A311 Periodontics 2
DH A365 Pharmacology for Dental Hygienists 2
Fall Semester 2nd year (16 credits)
DH A310 Oral Pain Control 3
DH A312 Advanced Techniques for
Dental Hygienists 3
DH A314 Pathology of Oral Tissues 2
DH A321 Current Periodontal Therapies 2
DH A392C Clinical Seminar II 1
DH A395C Clinical Practicum II 5
Spring Semester 2nd year (10 credits)
DH A316 Professional Dental Hygiene Practice 1.5
DH A324 Community Dental Health I 2
DH A392D Clinical Seminar III 1
DH A395D Clinical Practicum III 6
A total of 73 credits is required for the degree.
Academic Progress – Students must earn at least 75 percent or higher in each dental hygiene course.
In addition to the prerequisites required for acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program, one of the following 200 level courses must be taken for an Associate of Applied Science degree: English 211, 212, 213, 214 or COIS 260A (preferably English 212 or 213). DN 203 Normal Nutrition or DN 101Principles of Nutrition (preferably DN 203) and English 111 and Oral Communications 111 (or 235, 237, or 241) are also required to receive an A.A.S. Degree in Dental Hygiene.
IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IS RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE!! LATE APPLICATIONS OR INCOMPLETE FILES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The admittance process is competitive. The information given here is for general guidance only. Completion of the admission requirements DOES NOT guarantee selection into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Inquiries related to Financial Aid should be directed to that department in the University Center at (907) 786-1586. To receive information about housing please phone (907) 751-7200
For graduation from the UAA Dental Hygiene Program, the student must successfully complete prerequisites and Dental Hygiene Program requirements as well as general university requirements for an Associate Degree and requirements for an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Refer to the University catalog for details.