Course Descriptions

 

DHYG 1223. Dental Hygiene Practice                                                   2:2:0

Emphasis on the laws governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene, moral standards, and the ethical standards established by the dental hygiene profession. Practice settings for the dental hygienist, office operations, and preparation for employment.. Prerequisites:  DHYG 2362, 2201, 1315, and 1235 with grade of C or better. [Offered spring semester.]

DHYG 1227.  Preventive Dental Hygiene Care.                                   2:2:0

The dental hygienist in the dental health care system emphasizing the basic concepts of disease prevention and health promotion. Communication and behavior modification skills are utilized to facilitate the role of the dental hygienist as an educator.  Prerequisites:  1301, 1311, and 1431 with grade of C or better. [Offered spring semester.]

DHYG 1235. Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist.                         2:2:0

A study of the classes of drugs and their uses, actions, interactions, side effects, contraindications, and oral manifestations with emphasis on dental applications. Prerequisites:  DHYG 1339, 1304, 1261, 1227, 1319, and 1307 with grade of C or better. [Offered fall semester.]

DHYG 1261.  Clinical Dental HygieneI.                                                2:0:11

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Prerequisites:  DHYG 1301, 1311, and 1431 with a grade of C or better. [Offered spring semester.]

DHYG 1271.  Service Learning for Local Need.                                  2:2:0

An advanced level course.   A structure learning experience that combines community service with explicit academic learning objectives, preparation, and reflection. Further development of clinical skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership while facilitating a sense of social responsibility and citizenship skills. Impacts academic learning by demonstrating problem analysis, critical thinking, and cognitive development as well as benefiting the community. Prerequisites:   DHYG 2362, 2201, 1315, and 1235 with grade of C or better. [Offered spring semester.]

DHYG 1301. Orofacial Anatomy, Histology & Embryology.                3:3:1

The histology and embryology of oral tissues, gross anatomy of the head and neck, tooth morphology, and individual tooth identification.  Prerequisites: Open only to students admitted to Dental Hygiene program. [Offered fall semester.]

DHYG 1304.  Dental Radiology.                                                             3:2:3

Radiation physics, biology, hygiene, and safety theories with an emphasis on the fundamentals of oral radiographic techniques and interpretation of radiographs. Includes exposure of intra-oral radiographs, quality assurance, radiographic interpretation, patient selection criteria, and other ancillary radiographic techniques.

DHYG 1307.  General & Dental Nutrition.                                             3:3:0

General nutrition and nutritional biochemistry with emphasis on the effects of nutrition, dental health, diet, and application of counseling strategies.  Prerequisites:  DHYG 1301, 1311, and 1431 with grade of C or better. [Offered spring semester.]

DHYG 1311.  Periodontology.                                                               3:3:0

Normal and diseased periodontium including the structural, functional, and environmental factors. Emphasis on etiology, pathology, treatment modalities, and therapeutic and preventive periodontics.  Prerequisites:   Open only to students admitted to Dental Hygiene program. [Offered fall semester.]

DHYG 1315.  Community Dentistry.                                                      3:3:1

The principles and concepts of community public health and dental health education emphasizing community assessment, educational planning, implementation, and evaluation including methods and materials used in teaching dental health education in various community settings.   Prerequisites:  DHYG 1339, 1304, 1261, 1227, 1319, and 1307 with grade of C or better. [Offered fall semester.]

DHYG 1319.  Dental Materials.                                                              3:2:2

Physical and chemical properties of dental materials including the application and manipulation of the various materials used in dentistry.  Prerequisites:  DHYG 1339, 1304, 1261, 1227, and 1307 with grade of C or better. [Offered summer I.]

DHYG 1339.  General and Oral Pathology.                                         3:3:0

Disturbances in human body development, diseases of the body, and disease prevention measures with emphasis on the oral cavity and associated structures.  Prerequisites:  DHYG 1301, 1311, and 1431 with grade of C or better. [Offered spring semester.]

DHYG 1431.  Preclinical Dental Hygiene.                                           4:2:6

Foundational knowledge for performing clinical skills on patients with emphasis on procedures and rationale for performing dental hygiene care.  Prerequisites:  Open only to students admitted to Dental Hygiene program. [Offered fall semester.]

DHYG 2201. Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care I.                           2:2:0

Dentalhygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient including supplemental instrumentation techniques.  Prerequisites:  DHYG 1339, 1304, 1261, 1227,  1307, and 1319 with grade of C or better. [Offered fall semester.]

DHYG 2231. Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care II.                          2:2:0

A continuation of Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care I. Dental hygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient including advanced instrumentation techniques.  Prerequisites:  DHYG 2362, 2201, 1315, and 1235 with grade of C or better. [Offered spring semester.]

DHYG 2362.  Clinical Dental Hygiene II.                                             3:0:14

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Prerequisites:  DHYG 1339, 1304, 1261, 1319, 1227, and 1307 with grade of C or better. [Offered fall semester.]

DHYG 2363. Clinical Dental Hygiene III.                                          3:0:14

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Prerequisites:  DHYG 2362, 2201, 1315, and 1235 with a grade of C or better [Offered spring semester.]

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