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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

DHY 111 Preclinic Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene

This course provides students with an introduction to the knowledge and skills to control and prevent dental disease. Principles of disease transmission, infection control, patient assessment, treatment planning and fundamental instrumentation will be presented.

Prerequisites: BIO 244 and BIO 245 (both C or better) AND Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 112 Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene I

This course is a continuation of DHY 111. The principles and procedures will be systematically presented through lectures, reading assignments and case-based activities. Emphasis will be placed on infectious diseases, patient assessment and treatment planning through case studies, instrument sharpening, ultrasonic scaling, fluoride supplements, advanced instrumentation and medical emergencies.

Prerequisites: BIO 246, DHY 113, DHY 115, DHY 117, DHY 171 (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 112 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 113 Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene

This course provides clinical practice in fundamental dental hygiene and instrumentation skills on manikin (typodont) models and student partners.

Corequisite: DHY 111

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 114 Clinical Dental Hygiene I

This course is a transition from the pre-clinic setting to beginning dental hygiene patient care. It is an orientation to clinic policies, procedures, and protocols as well as an opportunity to apply pre-clinical skills to patient care.

Corequisite: DHY 112

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 114 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 115 Head and Neck Anatomy

This course includes detailed study of the anatomy of the head and neck with special emphasis on the human skeletal, muscular, glandular, circulatory, nervous and epithelial structures of the head and neck.

Corequisite: DHY 111

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 116 Dental Radiology I

This course provides the basic fundamentals of radiology. Theory in radiation physics, safety and biological effects of ionizing radiation will be introduced. The laboratory portion of the course introduces intraoral and extraoral exposure techniques, processing, mounting, edentulous radiography, digital radiography and fundamental interpretation of dental radiographs.

Corequisite: DHY 112

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 116 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    3.00

DHY 117 Dental Anatomy

This course introduces the students to terminology relating to anatomic structures of the oral cavity. Special emphasis is placed on the teeth and root morphology of both primary and permanent teeth and occlusal classification.

Corequisite: DHY 111

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 119 Nutrition and Biochemistry

The course provides the students with a foundation of the fundamental principles of oral biochemistry, and biochemistry. Emphasis will be placed on nutrition and the effects of nutrition on the oral cavity and supporting structures of the teeth, and assessment of patient's nutritional needs.

Corequisite: DHY 112

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 119 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 131 Oral Histology and Embryology

This course provides students with an introduction to the microscopic characteristics of the tissues of the oral cavity. Human histology and orofacial embryology will be introduced.

Corequisite: DHY 111

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 132 Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene II

This course is a continuation of DHY 112. The fundamental theories necessary to perform oral prophylaxis treatment will be the focus. The principles and procedures will be systematically presented through lectures, reading assignments and case-based activities.

Prerequisite: DHY 112, DHY 114, DHY 116, DHY 119, DHY 174, and DHY 175 (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    1.00

DHY 134 Pain Management

The course focuses on the safe and effective practice of local anesthesia in dentistry. Emphasis is on avoiding the complications that may result from hazards or errors in technique.

Corequisite: DHY 179

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 171 Preventive Dental Hygiene

This course provides students with a foundation of knowledge in the activities of preventive dental hygiene. Topics include plaque and calculus control, etiology and progression of dental disease, tooth brushing and flossing techniques, dental hygiene aids, and care of appliances.

Corequisite: DHY 111

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 174 Introduction to Periodontics

This course introduces the student to the fundamental theories of periodontics. The course focuses on macro and micro anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of the periodontium. Epidemiology, microbiology and the etiology of periodontal disease will also be included.

Corequisites: DHY 112

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 174 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 175 Dental Pharmacology and Anesthetic

This course is an introduction to the study of drugs, including their pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, indications, and contraindications as they relate to the patient's medical history and dental hygiene treatment.

Corequisite: DHY 112

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 175 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 176 Dental Material and Expanded Function

This course provides fundamental information about the use and manipulation of materials used in dentistry and expanded functions performed by dental auxiliaries. Emphasis is placed on materials and functions utilized by the dental hygienist.

Corequisite: DHY 179

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    3.00

DHY 179 Clinical Dental Hygiene II

This course is a continuation of Clinical Dental Hygiene I. Analysis of assessment findings is emphasized in order to plan and implement individualized comprehensive dental hygiene patient care.

Prerequisite: DHY 112, DHY 114, DHY 116, DHY 119, DHY 174 (all C or better) Corequisite: DHY 132

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 211 Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene III

This course is a continuation of DHY 179. Emphasis is placed on medically compromised and special needs patients.

Prerequisite: DHY 134, DHY 176, and DHY 179 (C or better in all)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 212 Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene IV

This course is a continuation of DHY 211. Emphasis is placed on professional relationships and the various roles dental hygienists encounter in the various dental specialties and personal preparation for dental hygiene practice. Includes practice management.

Prerequisites: DHY 211, DHY 213, DHY 215, DHY 219, DHY 232, and DHY 271 (C or better in each)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 212 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 213 Clinical Dental Hygiene III

This course is a continuation of Clinical Dental Hygiene II. Problem solving, critical thinking, and self-evaluation are emphasized as well as timely dental hygiene patient care.

Prerequisite: DHY 179 (C or better) Corequisite: DHY 211

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    4.00

DHY 214 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

This course is a continuation of Clinical Dental Hygiene III with advanced clinical treatment techniques and emphasis on the dental hygiene diagnosis and non-surgical periodontal therapy.

Prerequisite: DHY 213 (C or better) Corequisite: DHY 212

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 214 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    4.00

DHY 215 Dental Radiology II

This course is a continuation of DHY 116 Dental Radiology I. Emphasis is placed on oral maxillofacial radiographic interpretation in conjunction with analyzing case studies.

Corequisite: DHY 211

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 216 Ethics and Jurisprudence

This course focuses on the ethical and legal obligations of the dental professionals to the community and public they serve.

Corequisite: DHY 212

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 216 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    1.00

DHY 219 Advanced Periodontics

Course content includes additional knowledge required to diagnose and treat periodontal diseases, clinical management of the periodontium and adjunctive therapies relevant to the maintenance of periodontal health. Emphasis is placed on the differential diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Surgical and post- surgical topics will also be covered in this course.

Corequisite: DHY 211

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 231 Board Review and Licensure

# This course provides the students with a review of the fundamental knowledge needed to be successful on the National and Regional Board Exams.
Emphasis is on preparation for board exams and requirements for dental hygiene licensure.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 231 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    1.00

DHY 232 General and Oral Pathology

This course focuses on the fundamentals of the general and oral pathological processes. Emphasis is placed on the diseases and disease processes of the periodontal tissues and oral structures. Clinical manifestations of disease will be correlated with dental hygiene practice.

Corequisite: DHY 211

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 271 Community Dentistry I

This course introduces the current concepts of community health. The course focuses on how community dental health issues relate to the delivery of dental care to society. Emphasis is placed on the value of the role of the dental hygienist in public health. Students will learn to review and interpret dental scientific literature.

Corequisite: DHY 211

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    2.00

DHY 272 Community Dentistry II

This course focuses on implementation and evaluation of community outreach programs and the delivery of dental care to society.

Corequisite: DHY 212

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open DHY 272 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    DHY
  • Units:
    1.00


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