AAS Degree in Dental Hygiene

Thomas Edison State College partners with the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions to offer the Associate in Applied Science degree program in Dental Hygiene. Students interested in this program apply through Rutgers School of Health Related Professions and satisfy the course requirements through Rutgers School of Health Related Professions and Thomas Edison State College.

AAS in Dental Hygiene Credit Distribution

Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 30
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 12
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • Effective Speech or Public Speaking
  • College-Level Math Course
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 18
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Microbiology
  • Chemistry
II. Area of Study Requirements 52
A. Dental Head and Neck Anatomy 3
B. Introduction to the Dental Profession 4
C. Medical Emergencies 1
D. Dental Materials 3
E. Introduction to Clinical Dental Hygiene 4
F. Dental Health Education 1
G. Dental Radiology 3
H. Clinical Dental Hygiene I 3
I. Clinical Services I 3
J. Oral Embryology and Histology 2
K. Dental Specialties 1
L. Nutrition 2
M. Oral Pathology 2
N. Dental Health Education/Community Dental Health 2
O. Pharmacology and Oral Medicine 1
P. Periodontology I 2
Q. Clinical Dental Hygiene II 2
R. Clinical Service II 3
S. Practice Management 1
T. Capstone Seminar 2
U. Periodontology II 2
V. Clinical Services II 3
W. Pain Control 1
X. Dental Specialties 1
Total 82

Leverage Your Training

Have you earned a professional license or certification, or acquired college-level technical expertise on the job? If so, it may be worth college credit. The College also offers a variety of other ways to earn credit, including transferring previous college credits, all designed around the needs of adult learners, like you.

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