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DHYG 1207 - General and Dental Nutrition (2-2-0)
General nutrition and nutritional biochemistry emphasizing the effect nutrition has on oral health. Issues related to nutrition and oral health in the context of chronic disease, special care patients, stages of life, health promotion, and food safety concepts are also presented.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 1 of the Dental Hygiene Program. Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
DHYG 1227 - Preventive Dental Hygiene Care (2-1-3)
The role of the dental hygienist as a therapeutic oral health care provider with emphasis on concepts of disease management, health promotion, communication, and behavior modification. Oral conditions are presented in healthy and diseased states. Emphasis is placed on the education and guidance of patientsí knowledge, skills, and attitudes to support the treatment and prevention of oral disease. Student experiences include application of preventive concepts in the laboratory setting, manikin and student-partner experiences, and off-site learning activities.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: DHYG 1301 and DHYG 1331. Admission to Dental Hygiene Program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
DHYG 1235 - Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist (2-1-2)
Classification of drugs and their uses, actions, interactions, side effects, contraindications, with emphasis on dental applications.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: DHYG 1331. Admission to the program. Corequisites: DHYG 1260. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DHYG 1239 - General and Oral Pathology (2-2-0)
Disturbances in human body development, diseases of the body, and disease prevention measures with emphasis on the oral cavity and associated structures. This course includes the traits, causes, and effects of diseases to include immunological factors. Emphasis is placed on the assessment of normal and abnormal conditions.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of semesters 1 and 2 of the Dental Hygiene Program. Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DHYG 1260 - Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist I (2-0-12)
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. This course is the first in a series of three successive clinical courses that utilize the process of care model of assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Critical thinking skills, time management, and self assessment are emphasized for the practical application of dental hygiene theory. In this competency-based clinical course students provide comprehensive dental hygiene care for patients with routine needs with an emphasis on re-care cases. Clinical practice is an unpaid learning experience.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Dental Hygiene Leasing Fee: $270.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 1 of the Dental Hygiene Program. Admission to the Program. Corequisites: DHYG 1235. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DHYG 1301 - Orofacial Anatomy, Histology and Embryology (3-2-4)
The histology and embryology of oral tissues, gross anatomy of the head and neck, tooth morphology, and individual tooth identification. Emphasis will be placed on clinical considerations of orofacial development and anatomy relevant to dental hygiene assessment and provision of care. The laboratory portion of the course includes manikin and student-partner experiences.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DHYG 1304 - Dental Radiology (3-2-4)
Fundamentals of oral radiography, including techniques, interpretation, quality assurance, and ethics. The laboratory setting includes manikin and student-partner experiences.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: O Prerequisites: Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
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.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of semesters 1 and 2 of the Dental Hygiene Program. Admission to the program. Corequisites: DHYG 2261. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
DHYG 1315 - Community Dentistry (3-2-4)
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. This course includes an overview of basic research principles to facilitate the reading and reviewing of professional, scientific and trade literature in order to counsel clients and groups accordingly. Field experiences are designed to prepare students to function in a variety of community health settings. Emphasis is on special populations of elementary school children, geriatric, institutionalized and mentally and/or physically disabled individuals. Participation in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluation of a community dental health project is required. Field experiences are at off campus locations and an unpaid learning experience.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of all DHYG and general education courses prescribed in semesters 1, 2, and 3 of the Dental Hygiene Program. Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 10/22/2014
 
DHYG 1319 - Dental Materials (3-2-4)
Physical and chemical properties of dental materials including the application and manipulation of the various materials used in dentistry. Student experiences include manipulation of dental materials in the laboratory setting and manikin and student-partner experiences.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 1 of the Dental Hygiene Program. Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DHYG 1331 - Preclinical Dental Hygiene (3-1-7)
Foundational knowledge for performing clinical skills on patients with emphasis on procedures and rationale for performing dental hygiene care. Introduction to ethical principles as they apply to dental hygiene care. Preclinical Dental Hygiene is an introduction to instrumentation techniques and basic dental hygiene clinical procedures necessary to engage in patient treatment. This competency-based course introduces the process of care model of assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The laboratory portion of the course includes manikin and student-partner experiences.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Dental Hygiene Leasing Fee: $270.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: O Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisites: DHYG 1301. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DHYG 2153 - Dental Hygiene Practice (1-1-1)
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. This course, in addition to the areas of ethics and jurisprudence, examines the economics of dentistry, dental office management, employment considerations, resume preparation, and job interviewing.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of semester 1 and 2 and DHYG 1311. Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DHYG 2201 - Contemporary Dental Hygiene Care I (2-1-2)
Dental hygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient with emphasis on supplemental instrumentation techniques. This course introduces the elements of dental hygiene care as they relate to the assessment and treatment planning of patients with complex dental and medical histories. Emphasis is placed on the systemic disease processes and the prevention, recognition, and management of medical and dental emergencies. Pain management principles, diagnostic technologies, and advanced instrumentation techniques are introduced. The laboratory portion of the course includes manikin and student-partner experiences.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of program semester 1 and DHYG 1260. Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
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. This course expands on the provision of dental hygiene care for medically or dentally compromised patients and special populations emphasizing systemic disease processes and the prevention, recognition, and management of medical emergencies. Keeping with the philosophy of the dental hygiene curriculum, research principles are emphasized to further develop the studentís ability to prepare evidenced-based decisions and to demonstrate the need for life-long professional development.
 
Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00 

Skills: O Prerequisites: DHYG 2201. Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 5/23/2014
 
DHYG 2261 - Clinical -- Dental Hygiene/Hygienist II (2-0-12)
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. Clinic II is the second of the three successive clinical courses. This intermediate level competency-based clinical course uses the process of care model of assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Critical thinking skills, time management, and self assessment are emphasized for the practical application of dental hygiene theory. Students provide comprehensive dental hygiene care for medically compromised and moderately complex adult patient treatment cases. In the clinical setting, students will serve as patients for their classmates, complete manikin exercises, and treat all patients without discrimination. Clinical practice is an unpaid learning experience.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Dental Hygiene Leasing Fee: $270.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of all DHYG and general education courses prescribed in semesters 1, 2, and 3 of the Dental Hygiene Program. Admission to the program. Corequisites: DHYG 1311. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014
 
DHYG 2362 - Clinical -- Dental Hygiene/Hygienist III (3-1-15)
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. Clinic III is the bridging course from the academic clinical environment to entry to the profession. This competency-based clinical course uses the process of care model of assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Critical thinking skills, time management, and self assessment are emphasized for the practical application of dental hygiene theory. Patient cases include medically compromised, advanced complex treatment cases, pediatric and special needs populations. In the clinical setting, students will serve as patients for their classmates, complete manikin exercises, treat all patients without discrimination, and attend all assigned off campus rotations. Clinical practice is an unpaid learning experience.
 
Course Fee: $50.00  Student Accident Insurance Fee: $1.00  Dental Hygiene Leasing Fee: $270.00  Insurance Fee: $10.00

Skills: O Prerequisites: Successful completion of semesters 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Dental Hygiene Program. Admission to the program. Course Type: W
* Course has been modified since print catalog publishing date. Last Updated: 1/14/2014