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Dental Hygiene B.S.D.H.

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School of Dentistry
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 125
  • Required credits within the major: 116
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Students will have some clinical experiences in community clinics affiliated with the University of MN, School of Dentistry.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
Within the University's liberal arts curriculum, the baccalaureate program provides advanced knowledge and practice in both general university courses and dental hygiene theory and research methodology. It prepares the dental hygienist to assume roles in many different health care environments, such as general and specialty practices, public schools, community health clinics, insurance companies, dental hygiene educational programs, extended care facilities, and in the health products industry.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 37 credits before admission to the program.
Freshmen are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
All prerequisite courses must be taken A-F. Biology and chemistry must be taken within five years of entry into the program and one or the other must be completed prior to application so grades are on the transcript submitted at the time of application. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to have completed composition and psychology and/or sociology prior to application so grades are on the transcript submitted at the time of application.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Dental Hygiene Admissions Requirements: Fall (16 cr.)
Biology
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 1009H - Honors: General Biology [BIOL] (4.0 cr)
or BIOL 2002 - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I [BIOL] (6.0 cr)
or BIOL 2002H - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I [BIOL] (6.0 cr)
Chemistry
CHEM 1015 - Introductory Chemistry: Lecture [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1017 - Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
or CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I [PHYS] (3.0 cr)
CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory [PHYS] (1.0 cr)
Psychology
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 1001H - Honors Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
Composition
WRIT 1301 - University Writing (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Dental Hygiene Admissions Requirements: Spring (14 cr.)
Human Anatomy
ANAT 3001 - Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
or ANAT 3601 - Principles of Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
or ANAT 3611 - Principles of Human Anatomy (3.0 cr)
Sociology
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology [SOCS, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
Communications
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
Microbiology
FSCN 2021 - Introductory Microbiology (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Dental Hygiene Admissions Requirements: Summer (6-7 cr.)
Physiology
PHSL 3050 - Physiology From Cells to Systems (3.0 cr)
or PHAR 3601 - Basic Human Physiology for the Health Professions (3.0 cr)
Statistics
STAT 1001 - Introduction to the Ideas of Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
The BS in dental hygiene requires that students take six consecutive terms of courses, including summer terms.
Term 1: Fall
DH 2121 - The Dental Hygiene Care Process Clinical Application I (5.0 cr)
DH 2132 - Head and Neck Anatomy (2.0 cr)
DH 4310 - Foundations of Interprofessional, Professionalism, Communication, and Collaboration (1.0 cr)
Term 2: Spring
DH 2212 - Communication for Oral Health Providers (2.0 cr)
DH 2215 - Oral Histology and Embryology (2.0 cr)
DH 2221W - Periodontology [WI] (3.0 cr)
DH 2222 - Dental Hygiene Care Process Clinical Application II (3.0 cr)
DH 2231 - Cariology and Applied Nutrition in Dental Hygiene Care (3.0 cr)
DH 3151 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (2.0 cr)
Term 3: Summer
DH 3121 - Local Anesthesia and Pain Management (2.0 cr)
DH 3123 - The Dental Hygiene Care Process Clinical Application III (4.0 cr)
DH 3133 - Pharmacology (2.0 cr)
Term 4: Fall
DH 3100 - Dental Professional Development I (1.0 cr)
DH 3120 - General and Oral Pathology (2.0 cr)
DH 3224W - Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application IV [WI] (6.0 cr)
DH 3228 - Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Dental Hygienist (1.0 cr)
DH 3234 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Theory, Principles, and Radiographic Analysis (1.0 cr)
DH 3238 - Dental Public Health and Academic Service Learning (3.0 cr)
Term 5: Spring
DH 4100 - Dental Professional Development (2.0 cr)
DH 4125W - Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application V [DSJ, WI] (6.0 cr)
DH 4135W - Research Methods in Dental Hygiene [WI] (3.0 cr)
DH 4136 - Periodontology III Lecture (1.0 cr)
DH 4139 - Dental Public Health and Academic Service Learning II (2.0 cr)
Term 6: Summer
DH 4234 - Leadership and Professional Development (2.0 cr)
DH 4226 - Dental Hygiene Care Process Clinical Application VI (6.0 cr)
Upper-division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper-division Writing Intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· DH 3224W - Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application IV [WI] (6.0 cr)
· DH 4135W - Research Methods in Dental Hygiene [WI] (3.0 cr)
· DH 4125W - Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application V [DSJ, WI] (6.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Dental Hygiene B.S.
Term 1: Fall
DH 2111 - Dental Anatomy (2.0 cr)
BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences (3.0 cr)
Term 3: Summer
DH 3134 - Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 cr)
DH 3211 - Biomaterials and Principles of Restorative Techniques I (4.0 cr)
Term 6: Summer
DH 4211 - Principles of Restorative Techniques II (3.0 cr)
BSDH/MDT Dual Degree Program
Dual degree students will learn alongside dental and dental hygiene students in a team environment. This collegial approach to education ensures a solid educational and clinical preparation. Additionally, the team-based clinical model in the School of Dentistry strives to improve the efficiency of how oral health services are delivered by maximizing the knowledge and skill-set of each provider. The School of Dentistry team-based care model is guided by the need to improve the patient experience, improve the oral health of populations and lower the costs of care. The program prepares the dually trained individual to assume roles in many different health care environments, such as general and specialty practices, public schools, community health clinics, insurance companies, dental hygiene and dental therapy educational programs, extended care facilities, and in the health products industry.
Completion of all BSDH and MDT required courses.
Term 1: Fall
Students admitted to the dual degree program will also be taking undergrad courses this term, except DH 2111 and BioC 2011 to meet the Bachelors requirements. The following course(s) meet the Master's requirements for this term.
DT 5429 - Introduction to Psychomotor Skill Development (1.0 cr)
DT 5430 - Oral Anatomy (2.0 cr)
DT 5431 - Oral Anatomy Laboratory (3.0 cr)
Term 2: Spring
Students admitted to the dual degree program will also be taking all of the same undergrad courses this term to meet the Bachelors requirements. The following course meets the Master's requirements for this term.
DT 5130 - Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 cr)
Term 3: Summer
Students admitted to the dual degree program will also be taking undergrad courses this term, except DH 3134, DH 3211 to meet the Bachelors requirements. The following course(s) meet the Master's requirements for this term.
DT 5130 - Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry (1.0 cr)
DT 5410 - Applied Dental Biomaterials (1.0 cr)
DT 5432 - Operative Dentistry I (1.0 cr)
DT 5433 - Operative Dentistry I Pre-Clinic Laboratory (1.0 cr)
DT 5471 - Prosthodontic Topics for Dental Therapy (2.0 cr)
Term 4: Fall
Students admitted to the dual degree program will also be taking all of the same undergrad courses this term to meet the Bachelors requirements. The following course meets the Master's requirements for this term.
DT 5140 - Preventive Pediatric Dental Clinic (1.0 cr)
DT 5359 - Introduction to Outreach Experiences (0.0 cr)
DT 5432 - Operative Dentistry I (1.0 cr)
DT 5433 - Operative Dentistry I Pre-Clinic Laboratory (1.0 cr)
DT 5434 - Operative Dentistry II Lecture (1.0 cr)
DT 5435 - Operative Dentistry II for the Dental Therapist, Lab (1.0 cr)
Term 5: Spring
Students admitted to the dual degree program will also be taking all of the same undergrad courses this term to meet the Bachelors requirements. The following course meets the Master's requirements for this term.
DT 4460 - Essentials of Clinical Care I For the Dental Therapist (3.0 cr)
DT 5162 - Principles of Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery (1.0 cr)
DT 5321 - Treatment Planning for the Dental Therapist (1.0 cr)
Term 6: Summer
Students admitted to the dual degree program will now be taking only MDT courses towards their MA degree. The following course meets the Master's requirements for this term.
DT 4960 - Essentials of Clinical Care II for Dental Therapists (4.0 cr)
Term 7: Fall
Students admitted to the dual degree program will now be taking only MDT courses towards their MA degree. The following course meets the Master's requirements for this term.
DT 5460 - Essentials of Clinical Care I For the Dental Therapist (10.0 cr)
DT 5360 - Outreach Experiences I (1.0 cr)
Term 8: Spring
Students admitted to the dual degree program will now be taking only MDT courses towards their MA degree. The following course meets the Master's requirements for this term.
DT 5000 - Dental Therapy Capstone Project (1.0 cr)
DT 5141 - Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III (2.0 cr)
DT 5320 - Comprehensive Care Clinic (4.0 cr)
DT 5361 - Outreach Experiences II (2.0 cr)
DT 5443 - Operative Clinic III (4.0 cr)
 
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BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things, energy recruitment/utilization, flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Includes lab. prereq: high school chemistry; 1 term college chemistry recommended
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Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01525 - Biol 1009/Biol 1009H
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Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01361
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Core biological concepts, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Emphasizes evolution, organismal diversity, and genetics within context of problem solving/applications. prereq: [[CHEM 1021 or 1061 or equiv], CBS major] or dept consent; calculus I or equiv recommended
BIOL 2002H - Foundations of Biology for Biological Sciences Majors, Part I (BIOL)
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01361
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Core biological concepts, from biomolecules to ecosystems. Evolution, organismal diversity, and genetics within context of problem solving/applications. prereq: [[CHEM 1021 or 1061 or equiv], CBS major, honors student] or dept consent; calculus I or equiv recommended
CHEM 1015 - Introductory Chemistry: Lecture (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01088 - Chem 1011/Chem 1015
Prerequisites: [High school chemistry or equiv], two yrs high school math, not passed chem placement exam, Internet access; high school physics recommended; CHEM 1015 is a 3-credit, lecture-only course, with the lectures delivered online via Moodle, and exams taken in person on campus. Internet access is required. Students who will go on to take CHEM 1061/1065 should take CHEM 1015 only. Students who will NOT be continuing on to CHEM 1061/1065 and need to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement need take the 1-credit lab course CHEM 1017 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement unless the CHEM 1017 lab course is completed either concurrently or consecutively.
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CHEM 1017 - Introductory Chemistry: Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: [1015 or &1015], %; credit will not be granted if credit received for: 1011; CHEM 1017 is a 1-credit lab-only course. This course is not intended for students who are planning to take CHEM 1061/1065. Intended only for students who need the course to fulfill the Physical Science/Lab requirement, and are taking CHEM 1015 either concurrently or consecutively. This course will NOT fulfill the Physical Science/Lab core requirement, unless CHEM 1015 is completed either concurrently or consecutively.; meets Lib Ed req of Physical Sciences)
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CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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CHEM 1071H - Honors Chemistry I (PHYS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01884 - Chem 1061/Chem 1071H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to atomic theory. Periodic properties of elements. Behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Molecular/ionic structure, bonding. Aspects of organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and polymers. Mathematically demanding quantitative problems. Writing for scientific journals. prereq: Honors student, permission of University Honors Program, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 1075H; registration for 1075H must precede registration for 1071H
CHEM 1075H - Honors Chemistry I Laboratory (PHYS)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01878 - Chem 1065/Chem 1075H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Develop laboratory skills while investigating physical and chemical phenomena closely linked to lecture material. Experimental design, data collection and treatment, discussion of errors, and the proper treatment of hazardous wastes. Prereq-&1071H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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PSY 1001H - Honors Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Grading Basis: A-F only
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WRIT 1301 - University Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00120 - Writ 1301/Writ 1401
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01225 - Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Fall
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002W or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], at least soph
ANAT 3601 - Principles of Human Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01225 - Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3602 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3612], at least soph
ANAT 3611 - Principles of Human Anatomy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01225 - Anat 3001/Anat 3611/Anat 3601
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anatomical relationships. Function based upon form. Clinical applications. Gross (macroscopic) anatomy, histology (microscopic anatomy). Neuroanatomy (nervous system), embryology (developmental anatomy). prereq: [BIOL 1002 or BIOL 1009 or BIOL 2002 or equiv], at least soph; [concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3602 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 3612] recommended
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Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00445 - Soc 1001/Soc 1011V/Soc 1012W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course is designed to introduce you to the study of society and what sociologists call the "sociological imagination:" a way of viewing the events, relationships and social phenomena that shape our individual lives and much of our collective experience. Through the course we will examine some of the central concepts and problems that have preoccupied both classical and contemporary sociologists and gain a sense of how the sociological imagination can illuminate the social forces that have a concrete impact on our everyday lives. Throughout the course you will be asked to consider the ways in which society affects your life, and how you, in turn, affect society. prereq: Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00670
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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FSCN 2021 - Introductory Microbiology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: BIOL 1009, CHEM 1015
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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PHSL 3050 - Physiology From Cells to Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01828 - Phsl 3050/Phsl 3051
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
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Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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STAT 1001 - Introduction to the Ideas of Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graphical/numerical presentations of data. Judging the usefulness/reliability of results/inferences from surveys and other studies to interesting populations. Coping with randomness/variation in an uncertain world. prereq: Mathematics requirement for admission to University
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
STAT 3021 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is an introductory course in statistics whose primary objectives are to teach students the theory of elementary probability theory and an introduction to the elements of statistical inference, including testing, estimation, and confidence statements. prereq: Math 1272
DH 2121 - The Dental Hygiene Care Process Clinical Application I
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Dental hygiene care process, assessment principles related to medical and oral health status, dental hygiene clinical procedures, and development of instrumentation skills. prereq: DH student
DH 2132 - Head and Neck Anatomy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Anatomical structures of head and neck as they relate to the practice of dental hygiene.
DH 4310 - Foundations of Interprofessional, Professionalism, Communication, and Collaboration
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Professionalism, communication/collaboration across health professions. Online independent/group work followed by facilitated interprofessional small group discussion of case narratives. prereq: Dental hygiene student
DH 2212 - Communication for Oral Health Providers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effective communication strategies within health care settings with emphasis on oral health provider-patient relationship. Application of health literacy concepts, behavior change theory as components of evidence-based decision making in clinical setting. prereq: DH student
DH 2215 - Oral Histology and Embryology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of orofacial region. Structural microscopic anatomy of oral hard/soft tissues applicable for rendering clinical treatment. prereq: DH student
DH 2221W - Periodontology (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Periodontal Diseases: etiology, assessment, and treatment options. Clinical experience in debridement and root planing with ultrasonic/hand instruments and adjunctive therapies. prereq: DH student
DH 2222 - Dental Hygiene Care Process Clinical Application II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
School of Dentistry clinical systems. Various medical/emergency conditions affecting patient care and preventive strategies for dental diseases. Skill development in fluoride, sealant, and air polishing techniques. Evaluation of products used in treatment of dental caries and periodontal diseases. prereq: DH student
DH 2231 - Cariology and Applied Nutrition in Dental Hygiene Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of dental caries etiology, pathology, prevention, applied principles of diet/nutrition to dental hygiene patient care with skills in dental dietary counseling. prereq: DH student
DH 3151 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
General principles of radiology, radiation physics, dosimetry, biology, radiation protection, regulations, recent concepts of imaging. prereq: DH student
DH 3121 - Local Anesthesia and Pain Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Concepts in administration of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation, other methods of pain management. Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, client assessment, indications/contraindications, selection/administration of anesthetic agents, complications, emergency management, legal and ethical considerations. Lecture, discussion, laboratory and clinic.
DH 3123 - The Dental Hygiene Care Process Clinical Application III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: DH student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Dental hygiene planning for caries prevention and control, non-surgical periodontal therapy and tobacco cessation. Case presentation, ergonomic and clinical experience in dental hygiene patient care. prereq: DH student
DH 3133 - Pharmacology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Principles of pharmacology, physical/chemical properties of drugs, modes of administration, therapeutic/adverse effects, drug actions/interactions. prereq: DH student
DH 3100 - Dental Professional Development I
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
The purpose of this course is to introduce dental hygiene students to organizational, managerial, and financial systems that impact dental practice.
DH 3120 - General and Oral Pathology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in pathology related to dentistry and oral cavity. Oral benign/malignant tumors. Infectious, inflammatory, and immunologically mediated lesions/diseases. prereq: DH student
DH 3224W - Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application IV (WI)
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for providing dental hygiene care for the medically compromised patient, gerodontic patient, and patient with a disability. prereq: Dental hygiene student
DH 3228 - Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Dental Hygienist
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Dental hygiene student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethical decision making, jurisprudence. prereq: Dental hygiene student
DH 3234 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Theory, Principles, and Radiographic Analysis
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Atomic radiations. Characteristics, production, and control of radiographs. Radiographic exposures. Radiation biology, dosimetry, protection, regluations. Discrpencies, technical errors in intraoral radiographs. Radiographic anatomy. Radiographic evidence of deviations. prereq: Matriculated into dental hygiene program, 2nd yr
DH 3238 - Dental Public Health and Academic Service Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Epidemiological methods of investigation, patterns of oral diseases. Scope/content of specialty of dental public health. Emphasizes impact on oral promotion and public health policy. prereq: Matriculated into DH
DH 4100 - Dental Professional Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Student must be enrolled in the dental hygiene program.
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills to effective practice management and strategic decision-making, promoting mutual trust and respect in all interpersonal interactions, with an emphasis on the roles of a collaborative dental team. prereq: Student must be enrolled in the dental hygiene program.
DH 4125W - Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application V (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social justice of health/oral health care in U.S. How race/class/gender impact resources. Dental hygiene treatment to diverse patient populations. prereq: DH student
DH 4135W - Research Methods in Dental Hygiene (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scientific method/critiquing scientific literature. Evidence-based decision making, types of research/research design, problem identification/hypothesis development. Analyzing individual components of journal articles, writing lit review. prereq: DH
DH 4136 - Periodontology III Lecture
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Clinical procedures associated with surgical phase of periodontal therapy. Evaluation of periodontal treatment. Maintenance phase. Relationship between periodontics and other dentistry disciplines. Roles of clinical research in periodontics. prereq: DH student
DH 4139 - Dental Public Health and Academic Service Learning II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Academic service-learning in various community health care settings. Assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of a community oral health program. prereq: DH student
DH 4234 - Leadership and Professional Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Explore dental hygienist in health care delivery organizations or public health organizations/programs. Current issues that influence practice of dental hygiene. Health care delivery systems, workforce needs, professional associations, state practice acts, legislative process. prereq: 2nd yr student in dental hygiene
DH 4226 - Dental Hygiene Care Process Clinical Application VI
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Advanced dental hygiene care process in Comprehensive Care Clinic and service-learning/outreach sites. Students will complete a Capstone project consisting of a comprehensive oral case presentation and written case report. prereq: DH student
DH 3224W - Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application IV (WI)
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for providing dental hygiene care for the medically compromised patient, gerodontic patient, and patient with a disability. prereq: Dental hygiene student
DH 4135W - Research Methods in Dental Hygiene (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scientific method/critiquing scientific literature. Evidence-based decision making, types of research/research design, problem identification/hypothesis development. Analyzing individual components of journal articles, writing lit review. prereq: DH
DH 4125W - Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application V (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social justice of health/oral health care in U.S. How race/class/gender impact resources. Dental hygiene treatment to diverse patient populations. prereq: DH student
DH 2111 - Dental Anatomy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
All deciduous/permanent teeth, including tooth form, function, and relationship to oral health. Calcification, eruption, exfoliation patterns. Ideal static occlusion, dental terminology, tooth annotation systems. Lab includes identification/annotation of teeth. prereq: DH student
BIOC 2011 - Biochemistry for the Agricultural and Health Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of organic chemistry and biochemistry outlining structure and metabolism of biomolecules, metabolic regulation, principles of molecular biology. prereq: Chem 1015, Bio 1009
DH 3134 - Pediatric Dentistry
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for providing dental hygiene care for pediatric patients. prereq: DH student
DH 3211 - Biomaterials and Principles of Restorative Techniques I
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Principles of biomaterials, restorative techniques. Lecture, preclinical experiences. prereq: DH student
DH 4211 - Principles of Restorative Techniques II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Restorative Techniques. Clinical experiences.
DT 5429 - Introduction to Psychomotor Skill Development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Virtual reality based training for psychomotor skills required in prosthodontic/operative courses. Eye-hand/mirror skills, ergonomics used while preparing teeth for restoration. Prereq-In dental therapy program.
DT 5430 - Oral Anatomy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Morphological characteristics of human dentition, associated contiguous structures. Foundational knowledge applied to situations encountered in general dental clinical practice. prereq: Accepted into dental therapy masters program
DT 5431 - Oral Anatomy Laboratory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Manual dexterity skills, anatomy of human dentition. prereq: Accepted into masters in dental therapy program
DT 5130 - Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01718 - DT 3130/DT 5130
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Childhood development and care of children. Restorative dentistry for children/adolescents. Behavior management techniques. Issues that arise in dental health care setting. Lab. Prereq-DT grad program.
DT 5130 - Preclinical Pediatric Dentistry
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01718 - DT 3130/DT 5130
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Childhood development and care of children. Restorative dentistry for children/adolescents. Behavior management techniques. Issues that arise in dental health care setting. Lab. Prereq-DT grad program.
DT 5410 - Applied Dental Biomaterials
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01796
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Application of scientific principles to selection/utilization of dental materials. Prereq-2nd yr DT student.
DT 5432 - Operative Dentistry I
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01695 - DT 3432/DT 5432
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
How to treat dental caries. Therapeutic treatment of underlying pathology. Surgical treatment of early caries lesion.
DT 5433 - Operative Dentistry I Pre-Clinic Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01696 - DT 3433DT 5433
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
How to treat dental caries. Therapeutic treatment of underlying pathology. Surgical treatment of early caries lesion. Hands-on projects working with models simulating teeth and surrounding structures. prereq: 2nd yr masters in dental therapy student
DT 5471 - Prosthodontic Topics for Dental Therapy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Lectures, lab projects of selected prosthodontic techniques to enable the dental therapist to provide/cement quality pre-fabricated metal or resin provisional crowns and other prosthodontic procedures in the scope of DT practice.
DT 5140 - Preventive Pediatric Dental Clinic
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01798
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Oral health promotion of pediatric patients. Brushing techniques, fluoride application, dietary analysis/counseling. Students interact with parents of pediatric patients.
DT 5359 - Introduction to Outreach Experiences
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Provide dental care to underserved populations in various clinical settings throughout Minnesota.
DT 5432 - Operative Dentistry I
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01695 - DT 3432/DT 5432
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
How to treat dental caries. Therapeutic treatment of underlying pathology. Surgical treatment of early caries lesion.
DT 5433 - Operative Dentistry I Pre-Clinic Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01696 - DT 3433DT 5433
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
How to treat dental caries. Therapeutic treatment of underlying pathology. Surgical treatment of early caries lesion. Hands-on projects working with models simulating teeth and surrounding structures. prereq: 2nd yr masters in dental therapy student
DT 5434 - Operative Dentistry II Lecture
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01697
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
How to surgically manage more advanced caries lesions. Transition from pre-clinic lab to clinic setting. prereq: Enrolled in master's in dental therapy program
DT 5435 - Operative Dentistry II for the Dental Therapist, Lab
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
More advanced caries lesions: diagnosis, structural preparation, decay removal and restoration.
DT 4460 - Essentials of Clinical Care I For the Dental Therapist
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students provide comprehensive care under direction of clinical faculty. May include periodontics, operative, pediatric care, and health promotion. Limited care may be given on rotations to oral surgery clinics.
DT 5162 - Principles of Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Develop knowledge/skill for exodontia/minor oral surgery.
DT 5321 - Treatment Planning for the Dental Therapist
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Formal lecture presentations regarding fundamentals of assessment/treatment planning of dental cases. Prepare student to understand University of Minnesota School of Dentistry protocol in development of optimal, alternative, emergency treatment plans.
DT 4960 - Essentials of Clinical Care II for Dental Therapists
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Comprehensive clinical care of assigned patients that may include treatment encompassing periodontics, operative, prosthodontics and endodontics, health promotion disciplines.
DT 5460 - Essentials of Clinical Care I For the Dental Therapist
Credits: 10.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students provide comprehensive care under direction of clinical faculty. May include periodontics, operative, pediatric care, and health promotion. Limited care may be given on rotations to oral surgery clinics.
DT 5360 - Outreach Experiences I
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students work in clinics outside of U of M with underserved patients.
DT 5000 - Dental Therapy Capstone Project
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In-depth, independent, project-based research topic from interests in oral health. Intensive, active-learning initiative requiring significant effort in planning/implementation. Final written product/oral presentation mandatory, demands extensive systematic investigation/research.
DT 5141 - Clinical Pediatric Dentistry III
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Early childhood development, dental care for children. prereq: Must be in the dental therapy program, passed basic foundation competencies
DT 5320 - Comprehensive Care Clinic
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Assessment, treatment, and management of patients. Concepts/principles of evidence-based dentistry as applied to clinical practice.
DT 5361 - Outreach Experiences II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Experiences that reinforce principles of delivering dental health care/services to patients, including underserved patient populations, in contemporary off-site clinical settings.
DT 5443 - Operative Clinic III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
How to place restorations. Students place single-tooth restorations on patients.