The Lone Star College System (LSCS) offers an associate of applied science in dental hygiene at LSC-Kingwood. This program is designed for those interested in becoming a registered dental hygienist. The dental hygiene curriculum offered at LSC-Kingwood is a structured intense program with didactic and clinical practice taking place in the health science building on the LSC-Kingwood campus. External rotations are integrated into the curriculum for experiences outside of the school setting. Graduates are prepared to function in a variety of settings including private dental offices, dental clinics or public dental health care clinics. The AAS in dental hygiene program includes general education courses as a foundation for dental hygiene courses. rerequisite courses are designed to allow the student an opportunity to experience the type of coursework that will be involved in the study of dental hygiene.
The dental hygiene program is a competitive entrance admissions program. View the Dental Hygiene Requirements page for information about admission requirements, selection criteria and application process for the program.
Students are required to successfully pass a background check. Also, regulations require that students complete the Hepatitis B immunization series prior to the first day of class. This immunization series takes 6 months to complete.
|CHEM||1405||Introduction to Chemistry||4|
|ENGL||1301||Composition and Rhetoric I||3|
|BIOL||2401||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|SOCI1||1301||Principles of Sociology||3|
TOTAL Prerequisite Credits:
|BIOL||2402||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|DHYG||1301||Orofacial Anatomy, Histology & Embryology||3|
|DHYG||1431||Preclinical Dental Hygiene Care||4|
|DHYG||1203||Preventive Dental Hygiene I||2|
|DHYG||1260||Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist I||2|
|DHYG2,3||1207||General and Dental Nutrition||2|
|DHYG3||2201||Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care I||2|
|DHYG||1160||Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist II||1|
TOTAL Credits for First Year:
|DHYG||1235||Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist||2|
|DHYG||2231||Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care II||2|
|DHYG3||2362||Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist III||3|
|DHYG||1239||General and Oral Pathology||2|
|PHIL||2306||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|DHYG||2153||Dental Hygiene Practice||1|
|DHYG3, 4||2363||Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist IV||3|
TOTAL Credits for Second Year:
TOTAL Credits for Dental Hygiene AAS Degree:
Note: Students must meet TSI requirements. See LoneStar.edu/TSI for details.