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Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

Requirements

This is a competitive admission process and has the following pre-requisites that must be taken, and completed, before you are able to apply and begin the first semester of the program. The pre-requisite courses are:  MATH 1050, ENGL 1010, CHEM 1110, ZOOL 2320, ZOOL 2325, ZOOL 2420, ZOOL 2425. Please note that some of the above pre-requisites for application to our AAS program have pre-requisites of their own, as well. Please contact the department offering our pre-requisite courses for more information.

Total Program Credits: 84

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Complete ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005, BIOL 1610, CHEM 1110, ZOOL 2320/ZOOL 2325 and ZOOL 2420/ZOOL 2425 with a minimum of a "C" grade or higher
  2. Complete the HSRT - Health Science Reasoning Test.
  3. Complete 20 hours of clinical/dental office observation.
  4. Submit two letters of reference by either a current supervisor/employer or academic instructor.
  5. Submit a 2 page essay on topic provided by department.
  6. Submit the Dental Hygiene Application Fee by February 1.
  7. Complete interview process and be formally accepted into program.
General Education Requirements: 31 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)  
 Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3)  
  MAT 1035
Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4)  
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  Distribution Courses  
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I 4
  CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry for the Health Sciences 4
  COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
  PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
  MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory 1
  ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
  ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
Discipline Core Requirements: 53 Credits
Complete the following:
  DENT 1010 Dental Hygiene I 3
  DENT 1015 Dental Hygiene I Preclinical lab 2
  DENT 1020 Oral Anatomy and Physiology 4
  DENT 1030 Dental Materials 2
  DENT 1040 Dental Hygiene II 3
  DENT 1045 Dental Hygiene II Clinical 3
  DENT 1050 Clinical Dental Radiography 1
  DENT 1055 Clinical Dental Radiography Lab 1
  DENT 1060 General and Oral Pathology 2
  DENT 1070 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office  2
  DENT 2020 Dental Pharmacology 3
  DENT 206G Oral Public Health 3
  DENT 3010 Dental Anesthesiology 3
  DENT 3015 Dental Hygiene III Clinical 4
  DENT 3030 Periodontology 3
  DENT 3040 Dental Hygiene IV 2
  DENT 3045 Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 4
  DENT 3050 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
  ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Laboratory 1

Graduation Requirements:365体育比赛投注

  1. Completion of a minimum of 84 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. All courses must have "C-" or higher.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track365体育比赛投注. 

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

These are prerequisite courses that must be complete before applying to the AAS Dental Hygiene program. Please contact the Pre-Dental Hygiene Academic Advisor in LC 404, 801-863-6484 for more information on applying to the  program.
Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 ENGH or 1005 Intro to Writing OR Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
MAT 1030 or MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or 1055 or higher Quantitative Literacy 3
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
SOC 1010 Intro to Sociology 3
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
*ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS) 3
BIOL 1610 College Biology 4
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
*Fine Arts See Catalog **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS) 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
CHEM 1110 Chem. For  Health Sciences 4
ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy 3
ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab 1
*HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health or Fitness For Life **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS) 2
*PHIL 2050 Ethics & Values **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS) 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology 3
ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab 1
MICRO 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions 3
MICRO 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Lab 1
*American Institutions See Catalog **not required for AAS but to be full-time (does apply to BS) 3
  Semester total: 11
Upon acceptance into Dental Hygiene program, students will be required to take the following AAS/BS courses. *Designates BS level courses if desired.
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 1010 Dental Hygiene I 3
DENT 1015 Dental Hygiene I Preclinical Lab 2
DENT 1020 Oral Anatomy & Physiology 4
DENT 1070 Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office 2
DENT 1050 Clinical Dental Radiography 1
DENT 1055 Clinical Dental Radiography Lab 1
  Semester total: 13
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 2020 Dental Pharmacology 3
DENT 1040 Dental Hygiene II 3
DENT 1045 Dental Hygiene  II Clinical 3
DENT 1030 Dental Materials 2
DENT 1060 General and Oral Pathology 2
  Semester total: 13
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3010 Dental Anesthesiology 3
DENT 3015 Dental Hygiene III Clinical 4
DENT 3030 Periodontology 3
DENT 206G Oral Public Health 3
  Semester total: 13
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
DENT 3040 Dental Hygiene IV 2
DENT 3045 Dental Hygiene IV Clinical 4
DENT 3050 Dental Hygiene Seminar 1
  Semester total: 7
  Degree total: 84
*General education courses with asterix (*) are required for BS degree, not necessarily for AAS degree.  It is recommended that you complete these courses prior to being admitted into the Dental Hygiene Program.

Department

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365体育比赛投注Allied Health

Location:

365体育比赛投注Health Professions Building West Campus, 987 S Geneva Rd Orem, UT HP 142

Telephone:

801-863-7536

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JaneleW@fishncamp.com

Web Address:

fishncamp.com/dental/

Chair:

Dianne Knight

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission statement of Utah Valley University Allied Health Program is to provide leadership and scholarship in educating Dental Hygienists and Respiratory Therapists. Our graduates will improve the quality of health for diverse populations by advancing the delivery systems and science of Allied Health through inter-professional collaboration while adhering to professional standards.

The Department of Allied Health also seeks to positively impact the education of its students and the delivery of Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy services to the public by fulfilling the goals below:

  • To provide quality progressive dental hygiene and respiratory therapy education using the latest evidence based research.
  • To prepare Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapist graduates to possess the knowledge, values, ethics, and skills to provide optimal care. Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy will show this through demonstrated competencies.
  • To maintain and expand oral (Dental Hygiene) and cardiopulmonary (Respiratory Therapy) health care provided to diverse populations through clinical services and community outreach programs.
  • To increase the visibility of the department within the university and profession.

 

 
 

Allied Health

  • Administrative Support: Janele Williams
  • Office: HP 142d
  • Telephone: 801-863-7536
  • Email:  JaneleW@fishncamp.com
  • Mail Stop: 238

 

Program Information

Our program offers an Associate in Applied Science as well as a Bachelor Completion degree in Dental Hygiene, and an Associate of Applied Science Pre-Professional Respiratory Therapy and Bachelor of  Science in Respiratory Therapy (students admitted into the program will work with the Respiratory Therapy Program Director and/or Director of Clinical Education).

Students are required to follow departmental infection control policies and procedures that are based on OSHA regulations and CDC recommendations. They must meet the health and safety requirements participating facilities require of their employees. These requirements must be met prior to enrollment in Dental Hygiene 1010 and in Respiratory Therapy courses:

  1. Documentation of current immunization for Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Hepatitis B, and Negative Mantoux for tuberculosis. (negative chest x-ray if Mantoux is contra indicated/positive). Students may refuse any immunization by signing a waiver and release from liability. Immunization may also be waived with documentation of acceptable titer or written documentation from a physician of immunization risk. 
  2. Current CPR certification (American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers, American Red Cross Health Care Provider, or National Safety Council); certification must remain current throughout academic program. Students will have professional liability insurance through UVU’s comprehensive liability insurance policy. This liability insurance is in effect when students are performing within the scope of their assigned clinical/laboratory activities and under the supervision of Department of Allied Health faculty and supervising dentists.

365体育比赛投注The Department of Allied Health adheres to UVU policy allowing students, staff or faculty with AIDS, ARC, or HIV to participate in all phases of College life within established College policies. The Department will respect the confidentiality of individuals with AIDS, ARC, or HIV insofar as the safety of others is not in question. College policy is not to test students, faculty or staff for the AIDS virus. See Policy A-9.1 for full college policy. State Licensure requirements may consider health status. Applicants with questions regarding Licensure policies should contact the licensing division of the state(s) in which they intend to seek Licensure following graduation.

Admission Requirements

Admission to UVU does not constitute admission to any of the Dental Hygiene or Respiratory Therapy Programs. Admission to the programs requires a separate and competitive admission process.

For specific admission criteria, please visit fishncamp.com/dental for Dental Hygieneor fishncamp.com/chps/departments/respiratory-health.html for Respiratory Therapy . Feel free to contact the Department of Allied Health at 801-863-7536 or 801-863-6974, or e-mail a request for information to kdockstader@fishncamp.com for Dental Hygiene or fullmede@fishncamp.com for Respiratory Therapy .

All applicants will be notified by mail of their admission status. No telephone or in-person requests for admission status will be answered. Students not admitted for the semester of application must reapply for the next application period and compete with the new pool for admission. There is no waiting list for either program.

Transfer of Credits

For information regarding the transfer of credits from other institutions of higher learning for general education and required courses, other than Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy courses, please contact the Graduation and Transfer Services office (BA 114g, telephone 801-863-8438). For Dental Hygiene and Respiratory Therapy courses, contact the Department of Allied Health after you have been notified of acceptance into the AAS program.

Degree

365体育比赛投注The Department of Allied Health reserves the right to modify the curriculum as needed to meet accreditation requirements and changes in the profession.

 
 

Programs

 

Dental Hygiene

 Students interested in the Dental Hygiene program but are not yet admitted, will need to see one of the pre-dental hygiene advisors in the Academic Counseling center.  These advisors will assist you with the planning of the pre-requisites needed to apply to the program.

  • Pre-Dental Hygiene Advisors
  • Office: LC 404
  • Telephone: 801-863-6484
  • Email: ucac@fishncamp.com

Students admitted into the AAS or BS Dental Hygiene Program will need to contact the Dental Hygiene advisor.

365体育比赛投注The Dental Hygiene AAS program prepares graduates to take the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination, and all Regional or State Board Exams to apply for state licensure.* Completion of the program prepares graduates to enter private practice as competent dental hygiene professionals. The program is competency based and student centered in nature. The program focuses on developing the knowledge and skill needed in dental hygiene while it strives to develop student problem solving and critical thinking skills, communication skills and teaching/education skills. The curriculum also develops student professionalism and promotes lifelong learning, community awareness, engagement and service.

* Applicants to the AAS Dental Hygience program, who have questions about their potential for licensure in a particular state, should contact that state’s board of dental hygiene.

The AAS program is a competitive admission program. Please refer to our department website for a complete description of our application process and requirements. You may call our office with any questions.

You must apply and be officially accepted into our program to declare yourself a dental hygiene major in order to begin taking Dental Hygiene courses.

365体育比赛投注The AAS curriculum includes a total of 82 credits including prerequisites. These pre-requisite courses must be taken before applying to the Dental Hygiene Program:

  • CHEM 1110 Chemistry for the Health Professions
  • ENGL 1010 College Writing
  • MATH: One of the following.-1030, 1035, 1040, or 1045
  • ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy Lecture
  • ZOOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab
  • ZOOL 2420 Human Physiology
  • ZOOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab

Please be aware that some of the above prerequisites have their own prerequisites. Please contact the Biology Department for information on their prerequisites for the Human Anatomy and Human Physiology courses and the Chemistry Department for their prerequisites for CHEM 1110

The Bachelor Completion Program includes a total of 120 credits. It builds on the credits received in the AAS program. Please refer to our department website for information concerning the application process, required courses and other important information. Bear in mind that students need their two year degree in dental hygiene prior to matriculating into this program.

One important pre-requisite to entering the Bachelor program is an Associate level degree in dental hygiene from an accredited school in the United States. The Associate level degree must be transferable to the USHE higher education system. 

365体育比赛投注Costs for the AAS Dental Hygiene program include a $3175 program fee per semester for four (4) semesters, in addition to UVU tuition and laboratory fees (these costs are subject to change). Students are required to purchase their own dental instruments, some clinical supplies, and uniforms. Students are responsible for transportation to the clinic and other clinical sites, as well as other field experiences and any State, Regional or National boards and licensing.

The AAS Dental Hygiene program can be challenging academically, in the amount of time involved on campus, and at clinical experiences. Students should plan for some evening and weekend clinical experiences in dental hygiene courses. While volunteer patients come to the clinic for treatment, students should seek patients for some clinical experiences, and are ultimately responsible for obtaining their clinical patients.

The BS Dental Hygiene program does not entail a special fee or clinical component.

Students in either the AAS or BS program will be informed of additional departmental policies following admission to the program.

Upon successful completion of national, state and regional exams, graduates are eligible for positions in private dental offices, public health programs, school health programs, dental hygiene education and research.

Advisory Committee:

365体育比赛投注Dianne Knight, RDH, MBA; Rella Christensen RDH PH.D; Melinda Reich RDH; Dr Rob Baird, Michelle Martin, RDH, Kristie Kapp RDH; Josh Robinson, RDH; Todd Bailey, Mountainlands Director; Racheal Lovejoy, Community Health Connect

Accreditation:

The Utah Valley University Dental Hygiene Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The Commission on Dental Accreditation, which operates under the auspices of the American Dental Association, is a peer review mechanism that include the involvement of members of the discipline, the broad educational community, employers, practitioners, then dental licensing community and public members. All of these groups participate in a process designed to ensure educational quality.

365体育比赛投注The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at:

211 East Chicago Avenue Chicago IL 60611
365体育比赛投注 (312) 440-4653

The Department of Allied Health has a working Dental Hygiene clinic serving the general public.  Clinic appointments can be made by calling 801-863-7608.

 

Respiratory Therapy

Students interested in applying to the Respiratory Therapy program please contact the Academic Counseling Center

Students admitted into the AAS/BS Respiratory Therapy program will need to contact the Respiratory Therapy advisor.

  • Pre-Respiratory Therapy Advisor:
  • Office: LC 404
  • Telephone: 801-863-6484
  • Email:  ucac@fishncamp.com

365体育比赛投注The Respiratory Therapy program is competency based and student centered in nature. The program focuses on developing the knowledge and skill needed in respiratory care while striving to develop student problem solving and critical thinking skills, communication skills and teaching/education skills. The curriculum also develops student professionalism and promotes lifelong learning, community awareness, engagement and service.

* Applicants to the Respiratory Therapy program, who have questions about their potential for licensure in a particular state, should contact that state’s board of respiratory care.

365体育比赛投注The AAS program is a competitive admission program. Please refer to our department website for a complete description of our application process and requirements. Call our office with any questions.

You must apply and be officially accepted into our program to declare yourself a Respiratory Therapy major in order to begin taking Respiratory Therapy courses.

 The AAS curriculum includes a total of 62 credits including prerequisites. These pre-requisite courses must be taken before applying to the Respiratory Therapy Program:

365体育比赛投注The Bachelor of Science program includes a total of 122 credits. It builds on the credits received in the AAS program. Please refer to our department website for information concerning the application process, required courses and other important information. Bear in mind that students will complete the AAS degree in Pre-Proessional Respiratory Therapy prior to matriculating into the BS program.

365体育比赛投注The Respiratory Therapy program is challenging both academically and in the amount of time involved on campus and at clinical experiences. Students should plan for day, evening and weekend shifts during the Respiratory Therapy clinical course work. Students will learn new skills and will perform patient care and education in the clinical setting.

Students in either the AAS or BS program will be informed of additional departmental policies following admission to the program.

Upon successful completion of the national examinations (NBRC), graduates are eligible for positions in short-term acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, homecare DME, aero-medical flight programs, physician offices, tele-health, COPD case management, and respiratory care education and research.

Advisory Committee:

Max Eskelson, RRT, FCCP; Steve Minton, MD; Kevin Wilkinson, RRT MBA; Kirk Topham, RRT BS; Bob Guenter, RRT BS; Gary Clawson, RRT PhD, Loren Greenway, RRT, PhD, Kim Bennion, RRT, MS; Shauna Murray, RRT, MS; Mark Bracken, RRT, PhD; Tim Dunkley, RRT, MS

Accreditation:

The Utah Valley University Respiratory Therapy Program has been granted provisional accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care is a peer review mechanism that include the involvement of members of the discipline, the broad educational community, employers, practitioners, doctors, the respiratory licensing community and public members. All of these groups participate in a process designed to ensure educational quality.

365体育比赛投注The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care can be contacted at:

1248 Harwood Road, Bedford, Texas 76021
(817) 283-2835

Faculty

Max Eskelson(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



B.B.A., Business Administration, Salt Lake Community College; M.H.C.A., Health Care Administration, University of Phoenix.

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Dianne Knight(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Alied Health
Department Chair

Department: Dental Hygiene
Faculty

A.S., General Studies, Brigham Young University - Provo; B.S., Dental Hygiene, Weber State College; M.B.A., Business Administration, Cal Poly Pomona.

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Karen Preston(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



B.S., Dental Hygiene, Weber State College; M.Ed., Education, University of Phoenix.

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Kelly Rose(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



A.S., Respiratory Care, United States Air Force; B.S., Health Care Administration, California Coast University; M.S., Health Education, Trident University International.

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Nicole Swan(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



B.S., Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.B.A., Strategy, Claremont Graduate University.

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Sandra Wilson(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



A.A.S., Dental Hygiene, Colorado Northwestern Community College; B.A., Broadcast Journalism, Brigham Young University; M.A., Curriculum & Instruction, Colorado Christian University.

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Kathleen Young(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Allied Health
Faculty



A.S., Dental Hygiene, Cabrillo College; B.S., Dental Hygiene, Utah Valley University; M.Ed., Instructional Technology, University of Utah.

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