Dental Medicine

Gary Cuttrell, D.D.S., J.D., Chairperson/Chief Dental Services Division
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Department of Dental Medicine
Novitski Hall, Suite 132
MSC09 5020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-6626

Christine N. Nathe, M.S., Vice-Chairperson/Chief Dental Hygiene Division
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Department of Dental Medicine
Novitski Hall, Suite 206
MSC09 5020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 272-4513

Professor
Christine N. Nathe, R.D.H., M.S., Old Dominion University

Associate Professors
Gary Cuttrell, D.D.S., J.D., University of Texas at Houston
Elaine Dils, R.D.H., M.A., University of New Mexico
Peter Jensen, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H., University of Detroit School of Dentistry
Charles D. Tatlock, D.D.S., M.P.H., Baylor College of Dentistry

Assistant Professors
Diana Burnham, R.D.H., M.S., University of New Mexico
Kimberly Espinoza, D.D.S., University of New Mexico
Elmer Gonzales, R.D.H., M.S., University of New Mexico
Melissa Ivers, D.M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Vicki Gianopoulos, R.D.H., M.S., University of New Mexico
Melissa Ravago, D.M.D., Tufts University

Professors Emeritus
Albert M. Brettner, D.D.S., Temple University
M. Louise du Fault, M.S., Boston University
Demetra Logothetis, R.D.H., M.S., University of Missouri - Kansas City
Clara Miera, M.S., University of New Mexico
Irene O’Connor Navarre, R.D.H., University of Minnesota
Glenna Taylor, B.S., M.S., University of New Mexico
Eli Yudkowsky, Ph.D., D.D.S., Northwestern University


Introduction

The Division of Dental Hygiene currently offers three programs:

  1. A Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree program which includes one and one-half years of pre-professional entrance requirements and two and one-half years of professional curriculum requirements.
  2. A Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree completion program.
  3. A Master of Science in Dental Hygiene degree program.

Dental hygienists are licensed preventive oral health professionals who provide educational, clinical and therapeutic services in dental care. Career opportunities for hygienists are available in a variety of settings, including private dental practices, community dental health clinics, public schools, clinical and basic science research laboratories, state and federal health facilities and management positions. Licensure by national and state examination is required.


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

DEHY 205. Introduction to Dental Hygiene. (2)



DEHY 210. Head and Neck Anatomy. (2)



DEHY 250. Gen/Oral Hist and Embrey. (2)



DEHY 301. Clinical Dental Hygiene Lecture I. (3)



DEHY 302. Clinical Dental Hygiene I. (2)



DEHY 303. Clinical Dental Hygiene Lecture II. (3)



DEHY 304. Clinical Dental Hygiene II. (3)



DEHY 312. Dental Radiology- Lab. (3)



DEHY 320. Dental Bio-Materials. (2)



DEHY 330. Dental Health Education I. (2)



DEHY 335. Dental Office Emergencies. (2)



DEHY 340. General and Oral Pathology. (3)



DEHY 360. Pharmacology. (3)



DEHY 370. Special Care in Dental Hygiene. (2)



DEHY 400 / 500. Current Issues in Dental Hygiene. (3)



DEHY 401. Clinical Dental Hygiene Lecture III. (2)



DEHY 402. Clinical Dental Hygiene III. (3)



DEHY 403. Clinical Dental Hygiene Lecture IV. (2)



DEHY 404. Clinical Dental Hygiene IV. (4)



DEHY 407. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



DEHY 410 / 510. Dental Hygiene Research Methodology. (3)



DEHY 422. Dental Public Health I. (3)



DEHY 423. Dental Public Health II. (1)



DEHY 440. Extramural Experience. (1-6 to a maximum of 9 Δ)



DEHY 442. Principles of Practice. (2)



DEHY 470. Periodontology I. (3)



DEHY 480. Local Anesthesia and Pain Control. (3)



DEHY 500 / 400. Current Issues in Dental Hygiene. (3)



DEHY 501. Dental Hygiene Administration. (3)



DEHY 502. Dental Hygiene Instructional Strategies. (3)



DEHY 503. Oral Medicine. (3)



DEHY 504. Dental Hygiene Internship. (1-6 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DEHY 505. Clinical Teaching and Administration. (4)



DEHY 507. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



DEHY 510 / 410. Dental Hygiene Research Methodology. (3)



DEHY 560. Nonthesis Project. (3)



DEHY 561. Advanced Dental Hygiene Clinic. (6)



DEHY 562. Primary Dental Care. (3)



DEHY 599. Dental Hygiene Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



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