DHY - DENTAL HYGIENE

DHY-101 Oral Hygiene I

This is the foundation course for clinical dental hygiene practice. Students are introduced to assessment, treatment planning, instrumentation and documentation skills utilizing interactive clinical laboratory sessions and computer assisted learning. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [6.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

DHY-108, DHY-109, BIO-104

DHY-108 Dental and Oral Anatomy and Physiology

This course examines the anatomy and physiology of the teeth and oral structures. Emphasis is on identification of primary and permanent teeth, classification of occlusion, and description and location of anatomical structures of the head and neck. Dental terminology is defined and related to oral structures through the utilization of dental model devices; computer assisted learning and interactive laboratory sessions. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [4.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

DHY-101, DHY-109

DHY-109 Oral Embryology and Histology

This course is a comprehensive study of orofacial embryology and the cellular structure of dental and associated glandular and mucosal issues. Emphasis is on clinical considerations of the developmental process so as to be relevant to dental hygiene practice. The relationship between structure and function will be stressed using microscopic and clinical visuals. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

DHY-101, DHY-108

DHY-200 Pharmacology for Dental Hygiene

This course examines medications routinely prescribed for medical and dental conditions and the role of the dental hygienist in patient assessment and treatment planning. Systemic medications, complementary medicine, anesthesia, and oral pharmacotherapy will be included. Local anesthetic agents will be emphasized. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

DHY-101, DHY-201, DHY-205, DHY-207, DHY-209

Corequisites

CHM-112

DHY-201 Oral Hygiene II

This course focuses on providing clinical dental hygiene care to patients throughout the lifespan. The course incorporates age targeted prevention, culture competence, preventive therapies, clinical technologies and an introduction to soft tissue management. Opportunities for community oral health education are included. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [8.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO-104, BIO-109, DHY-101, DHY-108, DHY-109

DHY-202 Oral Hygiene III

This course is a continuation and refinement of the clinical therapies integrated in Oral Hygiene II. Special needs patients, oral rehabilitation and clinical technologies are the focus of this course. Both on-campus and off-campus clinical experiences are incorporated. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [12.00].

Credits

4

DHY-203 Oral Hygiene IV

This course is an advanced study of the clinical therapies introduced in Oral Hygiene III. Practice management, clinical technologies, ethics, community outreach, and preparation for dental hygiene licensing are incorporated into this course. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [12.00].

Credits

4

DHY-204 Dental Materials

This course is a comprehensive study of the science, technology, and application of dental materials incorporating reality based dental environment treatment modality scenarios to enhance and compliment both classroom and clinical setting course content. Particular emphasis is placed on various dental material and their specific uses, along with related fundamental and specialtyclinical dental hygiene skills. Specific dental materials are stressed and utilized throughout the didactic, laboratory, and clinical components of the course. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [4.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Prerequisite[s]: BIO-209, DHY-108, DHY-109, DHY-201, DHY-207, CHM-112

DHY-205 Dental Radiology

This course provides the dental hygiene student with an introduction to the principles and practices of dental radiology. Emphasis is placed on radiographic imaging techniques, film processing procedures, identification of anatomical landmarks and radiographic interpretation. Course content includes an overview of radiation history, physics, biology, protection, quality assurance and risk management. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO-104, BIO-109, DHY-101, DHY-108, DHY-109

DHY-206 Community Oral Health I

This partially online course will examine public health/community health issues. It will focus on the role of the dental hygienist in community -based oral health care initiatives. This will include assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health/community issues. Health care delivery at local, national, and global levels will be discussed including agencies involved in the delivery and finance of oral health services. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

DHY-207 General and Oral Pathology

This course is designed to facilitate the identification and treatment of oral diseases
including the relationship between systemic disease and the oral cavity. The course will
focus on the understanding of disease process, recognition of deviations from normal and the differential diagnosis of oral manifestations. Hybrid format utilizing computer assisted
learning and clinical case studies will be integrated. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

DHY-202, DHY-204, DHY-206, DHY-219

DHY-208 Oral Hygiene Summer Clinical Techniques

This course is designed to provide additional clinical experience for all first year students. Further development of debridement skills, patient treatment plans, special needs populations, and patient management will be the focus. Additional experience will be gained in the use of EMR (electronic medical records), digital intraoral photography, and digital radiography.  Clinic [4.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DHY-201, DHY-205, DHY-209

Corequisites

DHY-200

DHY-209 Periodontology I

This course is the study of the principles and concepts of periodontal disease including the tissues surrounding the teeth in both healthy and diseased states. Soft tissue management, periodontal therapies and case management are discussed. The role of systemic disease and periodontal health is also addressed. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

BIO-104, BIO-109, DHY-101, DHY-108, DHY-109

DHY-210 Oral Hygiene Enhanced Clinical Techniques

This course is designed to provide clinical experience for either the student returning to the program after an extended absence or the student in need of further clinical skill development. Permission from the Dental Hygiene Academic Department Chair. This course is for students in need of additional clinical skill development and is not a requirement for all dental hygiene students. Laboratory/Clinical [3.00].

Credits

1

DHY-214 Nutrition Dental Health

This course explores basic nutrition as it applies to general and oral health. Students learn to identify patients with dietary and nutritional deficiencies, provide nutritional counseling treatment plans, and adapt behavioral modification techniques. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

CHM-112, DHY-202

DHY-216 Community Oral Health II

This partially online course will provide students with an opportunity to engage in a community health experience over the course of the semester and apply the principles of Community Oral Health I to a practicum project. Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

1

DHY-219 Periodontology II

This course is an advanced study of the disease process and treatment modalities for periodontal disease. Emphasis is placed on the dental hygienist's role in developing soft tissue management programs including initial therapy, maintenance and evaluation of oral health. Implants, periodontal surgery and oral rehabilitation are also integrated. Case studies, integration of clinical therapies and computer assisted learning are used. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DHY-200, DHY-201, DHY-205, DHY-209, BIO-209

DHY-220 Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists

This course is designed to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to administer local anesthesia properly to patients who require pain management during dental hygiene treatment. Special emphasis will be given to the pharmacology of local anesthetic and pain control, injection fundamentals, and the clinical administration of local anesthesia. Local and systemic complications along with legal considerations will also be presented. Laboratory/Clinical [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DHY-201, DHY-205, DHY-209, BIO-209

Corequisites

DHY-200