Core Coursework

Dental Hygiene Core CourseworkThe following courses will be completed at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry via hybrid online learning (live and online), where both dental hygiene and dental faculty work with dental hygiene students in classroom, laboratory, clinic and community settings. These courses may be completed in either two years (as a full-time student)  and includes the following courses and credits.

 NOTE: due to the cohort structure and the sequencing of courses in dental hygiene programs, students who are unable to complete the entire dental hygiene program at The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, need to contact the desired transfer institution to determine admission and program requirements, including transferability of previously completed coursework.

Junior Year Courses  

Dental Anesthesia and Sedation

2 credits

General Pharmacology and Therapeutics                                                    

3 credits

Head and Neck  and Dental Anatomy

3 credits

Patients with Special Needs

2 credits

Methods and Materials in Dentistry

2 credits

Microbiology

1.5 credits

Oral Health Literacy and Communication

1 credit

Oral Histology and Embryology

1.5 credits

Oral Pathology

3 credits

Oral Radiology I

2 credits

Oral Radiology II

2 credits

Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist I

3 credits

Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist II

2 credits

Prevention and Control I

6 credits

Prevention and Control II

5 credits
Senior Year Courses  
Advanced Clinical Practice I 5 credits
Advanced Clinical Practice II 5 credits
Community Oral Health 3 credits
Community Service 2 credits
Educational Program Development 2 credits
Health Care Management 2 credits
Introduction to Oral Health Research 3 credits
Dynamics of Health Care 2 credits
Innovative Dental Hygiene Practice 2 credits

TOTAL OF 65 CREDITS OF CORE COURSEWORK