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DENTAL HYGIENE (DHY)

DHY100 - Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene Credits: 2
This course provides a foundation in healthcare promotion. Topics include the broadening paradigm of dental hygiene, an introduction to the dental hygiene process of care and conceptualization and problem solving in patient care. Concepts of exposure control and disease transmission are introduced.

Prerequisite and/or corequisites: BIO 135, ENG 101.

DHY101 - Dental Hygiene Seminar I Credits: 2
This course provides an introduction to the study of dental hygiene. Topics include infection control, patient assessment and preventive dentistry.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, BIO 135, DHY 100

Corequisites: BIO 136, DHY 102, 103, 104, 105

DHY102 - Dental Hygiene Clinic I Credits: 3
This course introduces principles of dental hygiene assessment and instrumentation skills. The student will practice skills in a supervised clinical labora­tory setting.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, BIO 135, DHY 100

Corequisites: BIO 136, DHY 101, 103, 104, 105

DHY103 - Oral Histology and Embryology Credits: 2
This course presents a study of the embryonic development of the head, face and oral cavity. Histologic structure of the oral tissues with relation to their clinical form and function are discussed.

Prerequisite: BIO 135, DHY 100, ENG 101

Corequisites: BIO 136, DHY 101, 102, 104, 105

DHY104 - Dental Anatomy Credits: 3
This course provides a study of the normal anatomy of the oral cavity, teeth, head and neck. Laboratory activities are designed to reinforce course content.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, BIO 135, DHY 100.

Corequisites: BIO 136, DHY 101, 102, 103, 105

DHY105 - Dental Radiology Credits: 3
This course provides an overview of dental radiology principles and techniques. Topics include x-ray production, radiation safety, exposure techniques, film processing and mounting, radiographic findings and patient management. The student will practice skills in a supervised clinical laboratory setting.

Prerequisites: ENG 101, BIO 135, DHY 100.

Corequisites: BIO 136, DHY 101, 102, 103, 104

DHY111 - Dental Hygiene Seminar II Credits: 2
This course provides further study of dental hygiene. Topics include treatment planning, instrumentation and medical emergencies.

Prerequisites: BIO 135, 136, DHY 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105

Corequisites: DHY 112, 113, 114, 115.

DHY112 - Dental Hygiene Clinic II Credits: 3
This course provides further development of dental hygiene clinical skills. The student will provide dental hygiene services to patients in a supervised clinical setting. The student will be scheduled for 12 hours of clinic per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 135, 136, DHY 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105.
Corequisites: DHY 111, 113, 114, 115

DHY113 - Periodontics I Credits: 3
This course presents a study of the tissues of the periodontium in both health and disease. Areas of discussion include periodontal anatomy, disease classifica­tion, etiology, clinical examination, treatment planning, initial therapy and Chemo Theraputics.

Prerequisites: BIO 135, 136, DHY 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105.

Corequisites: DHY 111, 112, 114, 115.

DHY114 - Dental Materials Credits: 3
This course provides a study of the properties and manipulation of preventive and restorative dental materials. Laboratory activities are designed to reinforce course content.

Prerequisites: BIO 135, DHY 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105.

Corequisites: BIO 136, DHY 111, 112, 113, 115.

DHY115 - Nutrition and Oral Health Credits: 2
This course provides a study of nutrition and its effects on both general and oral health. Emphasis is placed on the role of nutrition in oral health problems includ­ing dental caries and periodontal disease.

Prerequisites: BIO 135, DHY 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105.

Corequisites: BIO 136, DHY 111, 112, 113, 114.

DHY122 - Advanced Dental Hygiene Procedures Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to advanced clinical dental hygiene procedures. The dental hygiene student will be introduced and instructed in oro-facial pathology; anatomy; armamentarium; and anesthesia treatment and application. Additionally, the student will practice skills in a supervised clinical laboratory setting, along with hands-on applications of oro-facial anesthesia administration in pre-clinical lab and clinical component setting.

Prerequisites: DHY 111, 112, 113, 114, 115.

Corequisite: DHY 205.

DHY201 - Dental Hygiene Seminar III Credits: 1
This course explores dental hygiene care for special patients and legal/ethical issues in dentistry.

Prerequisites: DHY 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 122, 205

Corequisites: PSY 103, DHY 202, 203, 204, 206, BIO 251.

DHY202 - Dental Hygiene Clinic III Credits: 4
This course focuses on initial periodontal therapy skills. The student will provide dental hygiene services to patients in supervised clinical settings both on and off campus. The student will be scheduled for 16 hours of clinic per week.

Prerequisites: DHY 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 122, 205.
Corequisites: PSY 103, DHY 201, 203, 204, 206, BIO 251.

DHY203 - Dental Health Education Credits: 2
This course provides an introduction to common oral health problems and the health education methods that can be used to assist individuals or groups in mak­ing informed decisions on matters affecting their oral health.

Prerequisites: BIO 136, DHY 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 122, 205

Corequisites: PSY 103, DHY 201, 202, 204, 206, BIO 251.

DHY204 - Dental Pharmacology Credits: 3
This course presents a study of the effects, indications, contraindications and in­teractions of drugs. Emphasis is placed on drugs commonly used in dental practice.

Prerequisites: BIO 136, DHY 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 122, 205

Corequisites: PSY 103, DHY 201, 202, 203, 206, BIO 251.

DHY205 - Oral Pathology Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to general pathology including etiology, progression and recognition of various pathological disturbances. Emphasis is placed on diseases which affect the oral structures and oral manifestations of sys­temic diseases.

Prerequisites: DHY 111, 112, 113, 114, 115.

Corequisite: DHY 122.

DHY206 - Periodontics II Credits: 2
This course presents a study of nonsurgical periodontal therapy, advanced periodontal evaluation techniques, evidenced-based approach to periodontal care and critical thinking in periodontal case management. Areas of discussion include innovations in nonsurgical therapy, surgical techniques, comprehensive periodontal assessment, clinical decision making, outcomes assessment in periodontal maintenance, and incorporating research evidence into clinical practice.

Prerequisites: DHY 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 122, 205 Corequisites: DHY 201, 202, 203, 204, BIO 251, PSY 103.

DHY211 - Dental Hygiene Seminar IV Credits: 1
This course provides an overview of dental hygiene career planning and dental practice management.

Prerequisites: PHY 103, DHY 201, 203, 204, 206.

Corequisites: SPE 210 OR 125, SOC 215, DHY 212, 213.

DHY212 - Dental Hygiene Clinic IV Credits: 4
This course emphasizes transition to professional dental hygiene practice. The student will provide dental hygiene services to patients in supervised clinical settings both on and off campus. The student will be scheduled for 16 hours of clinic per week.

Prerequisites: PSY 103, DHY 201, 202, 203, 204, 206.
Corequisites: SPE 210 or 125, SOC 101, DHY 211, 213.

DHY213 - Community Dental Health Credits: 2
This course provides a study of the background and techniques in the planning, implementation and evaluation of community dental health programs. Commu­nity dental health projects and other field experiences will orient the student to the oral health needs of various population groups and create an awareness of current issues in dental public health.

Prerequisites: PSY 103, DHY 201, 202, 203, 204, 205.

Corequisites: SPE 210 OR 125, SOC 215, DHY 211, 212.