Students interested in the developing Dental Hygiene Program are encouraged to enroll at Hocking College in the Associate of Science degree. Upon program accreditation through the Commission on Dental Accreditation and completion of program application requirements, students will be eligible to become Dental Hygiene majors.
The Hocking College Dental Hygiene Clinic will be located at the Perry Campus in New Lexington, Ohio.
Students who complete the two academic years of full-time instruction in the Dental Hygiene Program will receive an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Pending accreditation, graduates of the program will be eligible to take the National and Regional board exams and state laws exam to become a Registered Dental Hygienist.
The curriculum content includes courses and material in the following areas: Biomedical Sciences, Dental Sciences, and Dental Hygiene Sciences. Courses provide a thorough background in oral structure development and disease prevention, progression, and treatment.
The program emphasizes professional and ethical interactions with patients and other health professionals. Effective communication skills are gained through patient interaction and instructional methods within courses.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Upon successful completion of the Dental Hygiene Program, the graduate will be able to:
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 43.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 43.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|BIOS-1113||Anatomy & Physiology I||3.00||2.00||4.00||$170.00|
|ENGL-1510||English Composition I||4.00||0.00||4.00||$50.00|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|DHYG-1101||DH Theory & Instrumentation||2.00||6.00||5.00||$1,700.00|
|DHYG-1102||Orofacial Anatomy, Histology, & Embryology||3.00||0.00||3.00||$150.00|
|*BIOS-1114||Anatomy & Physiology II||3.00||2.00||4.00||$170.00|
|COURSE NO.||SUMMER SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|DHYG-1111||Clinical Dental Hygienist I||1.00||8.00||5.00||$1,500.00|
|DHYG-1112||Dental Hygiene Concepts||1.00||0.00||1.00||$25.00|
|DHYG-1114||Local Anesthesia & Pain Control||1.00||2.00||2.00||$200.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|DHYG-2101||Clinical Dental Hygienist II||0.00||12.00||6.00||$700.00|
|DHYG-2103||General & Oral Pathology||1.00||0.00||1.00||$15.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|DHYG-2201||Clinical Dental Hygienist III||0.00||12.00||6.00||$600.00|
|Class Hours: 15.00||Lab Hours: 2.00||Cost: $447.00|
|Class Hours: 10.00||Lab Hours: 10.00||Cost: $2,220.00|
|Class Hours: 6.00||Lab Hours: 12.00||Cost: $2,125.00|
|Class Hours: 5.00||Lab Hours: 14.00||Cost: $730.00|
|Class Hours: 7.00||Lab Hours: 12.00||Cost: $1,155.00|
*General Education courses may be taken at any time during the program, including prior to admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.
Hocking College has submitted an accreditation application for the dental hygiene program, thus entering the accreditation process. Accreditation is granted only by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).
The demand for dental services will increase as the population ages and as research continues to link oral health to overall health.
Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 20% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Students interested in the dental hygiene program should be able to meet the following performance requirements:
Additional costs for the program will include scrubs and fees for board exams. Total costs for the NBDHE and CSCE boards is approximately $1,530.00, subject to change by the testing organizations.
Students will perform clinical work on real patients. There is the potential to be exposed to many types of communicable diseases. Precautions, known as infection control procedures, will be taught and strictly enforced to minimize risk and exposure. Hepatitis B vaccination will be required prior to patient treatment portions of the program. CPR certification will also be required.
For additional information regarding the developing Dental Hygiene Program, contact: