Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene, Associate of Applied Science

BIO-1100Introduction to Biological Chemistry 13
BIO-2331Anatomy and Physiology I 14
BIO-2341Anatomy and Physiology II4
Select one of the following:3
College Composition I
Honors College Composition I
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Honors General Psychology
DENT-1300Preventive Oral Health Services I4
DENT-1311Dental Anatomy, Histology & Embryology2
DENT-1320Dental Hygiene Fundamentals1
DENT-1331Dental Imaging3
DENT-1341Foundational Principles of Dental Hygiene Practice1
Select one of the following: 23
Algebraic and Quantitative Reasoning
Elementary Probability and Statistics I (or Higher Approved Ohio Transfer 36 Mathematics course)
DENT-1400Preventive Oral Health Services II5
DENT-1410Current Concepts in Dental Materials2
DENT-1420Periodontics I2
DENT-1431Head and Neck Anatomy2
DENT-1440General and Oral Pathology2
DENT-2200Local Anesthesia and Pain Management2
DENT-2300Preventive Oral Health Services III5
DENT-2321Periodontics II1
DENT-2332Pharmacology and Therapeutics2
DENT-2340Community Oral Health I1
DIET-1220Nutrition for Dental Hygiene 32
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
Honors Speech Communication
DENT-2400Preventive Oral Health Services IV5
DENT-2440Community Oral Health II1
DENT-2990Dental Hygiene Practice 41
Select one of the following:3
Introductory Sociology
Honors Introductory Sociology

CHEM-1010 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry and CHEM-1020 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry may be taken in place of BIO-1100 Introduction to Biological Chemistry.


MATH-1240 Contemporary Mathematics taken prior to Fall 2024 will be accepted to meet the mathematics requirement for this program.  MATH-1410 Elementary Probability and Statistics I recommended for students planning to transfer.


DIET-1200 Basic Nutrition will be accepted in place of DIET-1220 Nutrition for Dental Hygiene.


 Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses to earn the AAS in Dental Hygiene.

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.