University of Vermont

Official 2003-2004 Catalogue Site

2003-04 Online Catalogue

Dental Hygiene (A.S.)

Dental Hygiene (A.S.)

College: Nursing and Health Sciences
Department(s): Dental Hygiene


The courses of study are designed to give the student a well-rounded foundation in basic sciences, specific knowledge in dental sciences, and an understanding of the humanities. Clinical experience is obtained in the Department's dental hygiene clinic where patients of all ages present with a variety of clinical problems. Dental hygiene students also have an opportunity to increase their communication skills through oral health education presentations in area schools.

The dental hygiene curriculum is highly structured, and semester course loads are heavy. Students who have the opportunity to complete liberal arts and/or basic science courses prior to entering the program are encouraged to do so. Further guidance can be obtained by calling or writing to the departmental office. First-year Dental Hygiene students should add approximately $1,800 for an instrument kit and clinical attire.

NOTE: The University of Vermont's Dental Hygiene program is in the process of transitioning from The University of Vermont (UVM) to Vermont Technical College Link out of catalogue site. (VTC).  The last UVM Dental Hygiene class will be admitted in Fall 2003 and will transfer to VTC in Fall 2004 from which they will receive their degrees. Students admitted to UVM in Fall 2003 will not graduate from UVM.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

A minimum of 71 approved credit hours, including one hour of physical education, and a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 are required for the Associate in Science degree in this curriculum. A grade of C or better is required for all professional courses.

Possible Curriculum

First Year
  Fall Spring
Dental Hygiene 1, 2 4 2
Dental Hygiene 11, 12 3 3
Dental Hygiene 61   2
Nutritional Science 43 3  
Anatomy and Physiology 19-20 4 4
Chemistry 23   4
English 1 3  
Psychology 1   3
Physical Education 1  
Total 18 18
Sophomore Year
  Fall Spring
Dental Hygiene 62   3
Dental Hygiene 91 2  
Dental Hygiene 141 3  
Dental Hygiene 143 3  
Dental Hygiene 146   2
Dental Hygiene 181-182 4 4
Microbiology BMT 54 or MMG 65 4  
Social Anthropology   3
Speech 11   3
Elective   3
EDSS 11, Race and Culture   3
Total 17 18

Total Credits: 71

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