2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dental Science, AS [DS-AS, 61 Total Credits]

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The Associate of Science degree in Dental Science requires 4 semesters of coursework that prepares the student for application to the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene limited-entry program or as a transfer degree to a pre-dental program. The Associate of Science degree is a general transfer program for students who are planning to transfer to UNLV, UNR, NSC, GBC or another baccalaureate-level institution.  A secondary objective may be employment in the dental office or dental marketing industry.


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Use scientific methods to analyze a problem or issue in dental science.
  2. Explain general and oral anatomical processes and physiological processes.
  3. Relate concepts of nutrition to oral health maintenance.
  4. Evaluate ethical issues of microbiological safety in the dental office with public protection.

General Education Requirements (35 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course must be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

  • SOC 101 fulfills this requirement.

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