Dental Hygiene, AAS

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Program Intro

The Dental Hygiene–A45260 Program is offered through an Instructional Service Agreement with Wayne Community College and applications are accepted each year beginning in September. Please check back at that time for any updated requirements.

Am I ready to apply?

If you are not a Lenoir Community College student, go directly to Wayne Community College to apply.

If you are a Lenoir Community College student and have met the prerequisite requirements, please complete the Intent to Apply form. If prerequisite requirements are met, an application to Wayne Community College’s Dental Hygiene program will be sent by email. The completed application must be submitted to the Admissions Office by March 18, 2021.

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  • CHM 130 – Gen, Org, & Biochemistry
    This course provides a survey of basic facts and principles of general, organic, and biochemistry. Topics include measurement, molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, solutions, acid-base chemistry, gas laws, and the structure, properties, and reactions of major organic and biological groups.
  • DEN 110 – Orofacial Anatomy*
    * Courses are taken at Wayne Community College.


  • BIO 168 – Anatomy and Physiology I
    This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include body organization, homeostasis, cytology, histology, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and special senses.
  • DEN 123 – Nutrition/Dental Health*
    * Courses are taken at Wayne Community College.


  • DEN 140 – Dental Hygiene Theory II*
    * Courses are taken at Wayne Community College.
    BIO 169 – Anatomy & Physiology II
    This course provides a continuation of the comprehensive study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid and electrolyte balance.


  • BIO 275 – Microbiology
    This course covers principles of microbiology and the impact these organisms have on man and the environment. Topics include the various groups of microorganisms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial pathogenicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected practical applications.
    DEN 224 – Materials and Procedures*
    * Courses are taken at Wayne Community College.


  • DEN 232 – Community Dental Health*
    * Courses are taken at Wayne Community College.
    PSY 150 – General Psychology
    This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics.

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