University of Hawai’i Maui College Associate of Science Degree Dental Hygiene Program Map

Cohort* takes courses in this sequence: (Parenthesis show General Education courses recommended to be taken beforehand.)

First Semester (Fall)

Number Course Title Units
DH 150 Oral Histology and Embryology 2
DH 153 Assessment Procedures in DH 2
DH 155 Dental Emergencies 1
DH 156 Pre-clinical Dental Hygiene 3
DH 158 Anatomical Sciences 2
DH 254 General Pathology 3
DH 267 Dental Radiography 3
PHRM 203* General Pharmacology 3
BIOC 141* Biochemistry 3
Total Total varies depending on Liberal Arts courses 16 (6)

(*Note: General Education courses recommended to be taken before entry in DH program.)

Second Semester (Spring)

Number Course Title Units
DH 252 Dental Materials 1
DH 252L Dental Materials Lab 2
DH 255 Oral Pathology 2
DH 256                    Applied Pharmacology in Dentistry 2
DH 257 Periodontics 2
DH 260 Clinical DH 1 4
FSHN 285* The Science of Human Nutrition 3
SP 151 or COM 130* Public Speaking or Business Communication 3
Total Total varies depending on Liberal Arts courses 13 (6)

 

Summer session (8 weeks)

DH 261 Clinical DH 2 2
DH 266 Local Anesthesia & Pain Control 2
Total Total varies depending on Liberal Arts courses 6

 

Third Semester (Fall)

Number Course Title Units
DH 258 Periodontics & Advanced Clinical Techniques in DH 2
DH 262 Clinical DH 3 5
DH 264 Community Dental Health 2
PSY 100* General Psychology 3
SOC 100* Sociology 3
Total Total varies depending on Liberal Arts courses 9 (6)

 

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Number Course Title Units
DH 263 Clinical Dental Hygiene 4 5
DH 265 Law & Ethics in DH 1
Total Total varies depending on Liberal Arts courses 6

 

Note: Open Lab will be scheduled each semester including summer session. 1 hour/per week for year 1 and 2 hours/per week for year 2. Students may sign up for help during open lab or may be assigned by an instructor for remediation.