CDHL Program Course Sequence

Student loungeThe following courses offered by the University of Maryland School of Dentistry will be completed in  a blended learning format of onsite, scheduled pre-clinic, clinical, simulation and synchronous class activities completed  live and in-person at the dental educational facililty at the Universities at Shady Grove located in Montgomery County and in some rotations each semester to the School of Dentistry located in Baltimore City.  U of MD School of Dentistry dental hygiene and dental faculty work with dental hygiene students in classroom, laboratory, clinic and community settings.  Graduate and undergraduate didactic courses utilize blended synchronous and asynchronous learning experience. The program is fulltime and consists of 7 semesters:  3 summer, 2 fall and 2 spring semesters culminating in the University of Maryland School of Dentistry awarding both the BS and MS in dental hygiene at the end of summer III year III.

 

Semester and Course Number/Title

Credits

Summer I, Year I

 

DHYG 611: Research and Professional Writing

3 Credits

MHS 600: Introduction to Library Resources and Scholarly Writing

1 Credit

MHS 602: Legal and Ethical Issues for Health, Human Services, and Clinical Professionals

2 Credits

Graduate Summer I Year I Credits

6 Credits

Summer I, Year I Total Credits

6 Credits

 

 

Fall I ,Year I

 

DHYG 612: Communicative Health Literacy and Advocacy

1 Credit

Graduate Fall I Year I Credits

1 Credit

DHYG 311: Prevention and Control of Oral Diseases I

6 Credits

DHYG 312A: Head and Neck Anatomy

3 Credits

DHYG 312H: Oral Histology and Embryology

1.5 Credits

DHYG 312M: Microbiology

1.5 Credits

DHYG 314: Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist I

3 Credits

DHYG 316: Oral Radiology I

2 Credits

B.S. Professional Fall I Year I Credits

17 Credits

Fall I, Year I Total Credits

18 Credits

 

 

Spring I, Year I

 

DHYG 613: Scientific Method and Writing

1 Credit

Graduate Spring I, Year I Credits

1 Credit

DHYG 321: Prevention and Control of Oral Diseases II

5 Credits

DHYG 323: Patients with Special Needs

2 Credits

DHYG 324: Methods and Materials in Dentistry

2 Credits

DHYG 325: General Pharmacology and Therapeutics

3 Credits

DHYG 326: Oral Radiology II

2 Credits

DHYG 327: Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist II

2 Credits

DHYG 328A: General and Oral Pathology

3 Credits

B.S. Professional Spring I Year I Credits

19 Credits

Spring I, Year I Total Credits

20 Credits

 

 

Summer II, Year II

 

DHYG 621: Research Seminar  

4 Credits

MHS 652: Communication and Leadership   

3 Credits

Graduate Summer II Year II Credits

7 Credits

DHYG 419: Dental Anesthesia and Sedation

2 Credits

B.S. Professional Summer II Year II Credits

2 Credits

Summer II, Year II Total Credits

9 Credits

 

 

Fall II, Year II

 

MHS 615: Biostatistics for the Health Professional 

3 Credits

Fall II Year II Graduate Credits

3 Credits

DHYG 411: Advanced Clinical Practice I

5 Credits

DHYG 412: Innovative Dental Hygiene Practice

2 Credits

DHYG 417: Community Oral Health

3 Credits

B.S. Professional Fall II Year II Credits

10 Credits

Fall II, Year II Total Credits

13 Credits

 

 

Spring II, Year II

 

DHYG 622: Practicum and Capstone I  

4 Credits

Graduate Spring II Year II Credits

4 Credits

DHYG 421: Advanced Clinical Practice II 

5 Credits

DHYG 424: Special Topics

1 Credit

B.S. Professional Spring II Year II Credits

6 Credits

Spring II, Year II Total Credits

10 Credits

 

 

 Summer III, Year III

 

DHYG 623: Practicum and Capstone II 

5 Credits

DHYG 624: Foundations of Education    

3 Credits

Summer III Year III Graduate Credits

8 Credits

BS and MS awarded  at end of Summer III, Year III

 

SUMMARY

 

UMB Professional BS Degree Credits Earned

54 Credits*

UMB Graduate MS Degree Credits Earned

30 Credits*

Total UMB Credits Earned for BS and MS Degrees 

84 Credits*

 *9 credits of Graduate coursework are shared between the BS and MS degree requirements.