Dental Hygiene Education

Dental Hygiene Education

The purposes of the Dental Hygiene Program at the Western Technology Center are to:

  • Meet the educational requirements for a B.S. Dental Hygiene Degree
  • Meet the clinical requirements for the Dental Hygiene Students to graduate and obtain licensure
  • Provide preventative and therapeutic oral health services to the public while providing students an education
  • Promote oral health in Western Oklahoma through community services projects

Students interested in attending the Western Technology Center Dental Hygiene Site should consider a tour of the Weatherford Campus Dental Hygiene Clinic and Classrooms.  For more information about the Dental Hygiene Program, please visit the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Dental Hygiene Program website


Certifications Available

  • National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (Pearson VUE)
  • Western Regional Clinical Board
  • Oklahoma Jurisprudence Exam for Licensure

Major Requirements

Dental Hygienist
Total Hours 2771
Required Courses Hours
Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice 88
Applied Dental Materials 44
Clinical Dental Hygiene I 88
Clinical Dental Hygiene II 130
Clinical Dental Hygiene III 260
Clinical Dental Hygiene IV 260
Clinical Dental Hygiene Theory 45
Clinical Dental Hygiene Theory II 88
Community Health Issues in Dental 88
Community Health Practicum 15
Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence 44
Dental Hygiene Clinical Rotations I 44
Dental Hygiene Clinical Rotations II 44
Dental Hygiene Practice Management 44
Dental Hygiene Process of Care 44
Dental Hygiene Research Methods 130
Dental Hygiene Senior Project Capstone 130
Dental Materials Science 44
Dental Morphology 44
Dental Pharmacology 45
General and Oral Histology 88
Geriatric Dentistry 44
Head and Neck Anatomy 88
Oral Diagnosis 88
Oral Pathology 176
Oral Radiography I 130
Oral Radiography II 44
Pain Control for Dental Hygiene Care 88
Pediatric Dentistry 44
Periodontics I 44
Periodontics II 44
Periodontics III 44
Preventive Dentistry 130

For more information contact: 

Tina Tuck, RDH, MHR at 580-772-0294, ext. 121 or email [email protected] or [email protected]