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A selective admissions process is used for enrollment to the Dental Hygiene program and the number of admitted students is based on facilities constraints. Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the Dental Hygiene program. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, graduates are awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree and eligible to take the national and regional examinations to become a registered and licensed dental hygienist.

Office: Multipurpose Building, Room 216
Address: 802 E. Lavaca St., Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone: (409) 880-8867/880-8846

Degree Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene
Institutional Requirements
DORI 0200College Success Skills2 : 2 : 0
Pre-Enrollment Courses
BIOL 2101Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1 : 0 : 2
BIOL 2102Anatomy & Physiology II (lab)1 : 0 : 2
BIOL 2301Anatomy and Physiology I3 : 3 : 0
BIOL 2302Anatomy and Physiology II3 : 3 : 0
General Education Courses
BIOL 2120Microbiology for Non-Science Majors Laboratory (lab)1 : 0 : 2
BIOL 2320Microbiology for Non-Science Majors3 : 3 : 0
CHEM 1106Introduction to Chemistry Lab1 : 0 : 2
CHEM 1306Introduction to Chemistry I3 : 3 : 0
ENGL 1301Composition I3 : 3 : 0
HUMA 1315Fine Arts Appreciation3 : 3 : 0
PSYC 2301General Psychology3 : 3 : 0
SOCI 1301Introduction to Sociology3 : 3 : 0
Summer II - 1
DHYG 1301Orofacial Anatomy, Histology & Embryology3 : 2 : 3
Fall 1
DHYG 1227Preventive Dental Hygiene Care2 : 2 : 0
DHYG 1304Dental Radiology3 : 2 : 3
DHYG 1431Preclinical Dental Hygiene4 : 2 : 6
Spring 1
DHYG 1207General and Dental Nutrition2 : 2 : 0
DHYG 1219Dental Materials2 : 1 : 3
DHYG 1235Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist2 : 2 : 0
DHYG 1260Clinical - Introductory2 : 0 : 8
DHYG 2301Dental Hygiene Care I3 : 3 : 0
Fall 2
DHYG 1311Periodontology3 : 3 : 0
DHYG 1339General and Oral Pathology3 : 3 : 0
DHYG 2261Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist2 : 0 : 12
DHYG 2331Dental Hygiene Care II3 : 3 : 0
Spring 2
DHYG 1315Community Dentistry3 : 2 : 0
DHYG 2153Dental Hygiene Practice1 : 1 : 1
DHYG 2262Clinical Advanced2 : 0 : 12
- Capstone course
Program Credits : Lecture Hours : Lab Hours68 : 52 : 56


Note: All non-dental hygiene science courses should have 4 hours of credit (3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of laboratory credit).

For course descriptions, see Dental Hygiene Courses (DHYG).