University of Maine at Augusta
A Member of the University of Maine System
Associate of Science - DENTAL HYGIENE
( 89 credit hours)
Name:________________________ Soc Sec #:________________________ Date:________________________

This sheet is intended to be informational only.
Students must consult with an academic advisor prior to registration.

In effect for students admitted to Fall 2008

All required placement examinations must be completed prior to any course registration. 
Prerequisite courses required to be completed prior to admission to the Dental Hygiene program are:
  High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  High School Biology with Lab, (grade of C or higher)  Or BIO 110:  Introduction to Biology (grade of C or higher) Or BIO 100: Human Biology with Lab (grade of C or higher)
  High School Chemistry with Lab (grade of  C or higher) Or CHY 105 & CHY 106:  Fundamentals of Chemistry with Lab (grade of  C or higher) 
  High School Algebra I or MAT 030: Algebra I
  ENG 010: Writing Improvement , or course waiver
  MAT 009: Foundations of Mathematics or course waiver
  REA 010: Academic Reading, or course waiver
Transfer students who have completed 12 credit hours or more (excluding remedial or developmental courses) will be considered for admission if they have a 2.50 grade point average or higher and grades of C or better in courses applied toward degree credit.

The required/core general education courses are determined based on the date of admission into the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies, pre-dental track.  The required courses for the major are determined based on the date of matriculation into the Associate of Science - Dental Hygiene degree program.

You must complete the following as requirements for your degree: All courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. All UMA students are required to take at least one writing intensive course. Writing intensive courses are marked with a W. Additional courses may also meet this requirement. Check with your academic advisor. 

  COMMUNICATIONS (3 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
      _______________  COM 101: Public Speaking
      _______________  COM 102: Interpersonal Communication
  ENGLISH (3 credit hours) 
      _______________  ENG 101: College Writing
  HUMANITIES (3 credit hours) Choose one of the following:
      _______________  ENG 102W: Introduction to Literature
      _______________  ENG 202W: English Literature I: Medieval and Renaissance
      _______________  ENG 203W: English Literature II: Restoration, Eighteenth Century and Romanticism
      _______________  ENG 250W: American Literature to 1900
      _______________  ENG 251W: American Literature 1900-Present
      _______________  WST 101W: Introduction to Women's Studies
  MATHEMATICS (3 credit hours) 
      _______________  MAT xxx: any 100-level mathematics course or higher
                 Note: MAT 111 and MAT 115 are required for the B.S. degree completion program in Dental Hygiene.
  SCIENCE (15 credit hours) 
      _______________  BIO 210: Anatomy and Physiology
      _______________  BIO 280: Introduction to Human Disease
      _______________  BIO 321: Microbiology
      _______________  CHY 108: Allied Health Chemistry  (or CHY113 Introductory Organic and Biological Chemistry and CHY114 Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory)
  SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 credit hours) 
      _______________  PSY 100: Introduction to Psychology
      _______________  SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology


 Before entering the clinical portion of the dental hygiene program, normally in the second year of the curriculum, students are required to have a physical examination, have selected immunizations and titers, and be currently certified in healthcare provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  Once  admitted into the clinical portion of the curriculum, an annual PPD and maintenance or CPR certification is required.

  DENTAL HYGIENE (56 credit hours) All courses below must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
      _______________  DEH 200: Preclinical Dental Hygiene
      _______________  DEH 201: Preclinical Dental Hygiene Theory
      _______________  DEH 202: Head and Neck Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
      _______________  DEH 203: Dental Radiology
      _______________  DEH 250: Clinical Dental Hygiene I
      _______________  DEH 251: Clinical Dental Hygiene Theory I
      _______________  DEH 252: Oral Pathology
      _______________  DEH 254: Nutrition in Oral Health
      _______________  DEH 300: Clinical Dental Hygiene II
      _______________  DEH 301: Clinical Dental Hygiene Theory II
      _______________  DEH 302: Pharmacology
      _______________  DEH 303: Periodontology
      _______________  DEH 304: Local Anesthesia
      _______________  DEH 305: Community Dentistry I
      _______________  DEH 350: Clinical Dental Hygiene III
      _______________  DEH 351: Clinical Dental Hygiene Theory III
      _______________  DEH 352: Dental Specialties
      _______________  DEH 353: Community Dentistry II
      _______________  DEH 354: Ethics and Jurisprudence


  • A cumulative average of at least 2.5 is required to transfer into the program and to remain in the program.
  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all courses applied to the degree.
  • All students are required to have a physical examination and selected immunizations and titers before entering the clinical portion of the curriculum, normally in September of the second year.
  • All students must be currently certified in healthcare provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or equivalent before entering the clinical portion and remain current throughout the remainder of the curriculum.


  • Students should meet with their faculty advisory to verify readiness for graduation prior to submitting a graduation card.
  • To be eligible for graduation, completion of 88 credit hours, a grade point average of 2.5 and all courses must be passed with a required grade of C or better.

  Associate of Science, DENTAL HYGIENE degree:
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Students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and the Advising Center
for academic advising and support services throughout their stay at UMA.