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 DHYG  1201  Orofacial Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
The histology and embryology of oral tissues, gross anatomy of the head and neck, tooth morphology, and individual tooth identification. Lab required. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402; both with a grade of C or better.  Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1207  General and Dental Nutrition
General nutrition and nutritional biochemistry emphasizing the effect nutrition has on oral health. Prerequisite: DHYG 1431 (or DHYG 1331) with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1211  Periodontology
Normal and diseased periodontium including the structural, functional, and environmental factors. Emphasis on etiology, pathology, treatment modalities, and therapeutic and preventive periodontics. Prerequisites: DHYG 1227 and DHYG 1261; both with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1215  Community Dentistry
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. Additionally, this course includes rotation schedule into the community (4 hours weekly). Lab required. Prerequisites: DHYG 1227, DHYG 1261 and ENGL 1301; all with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1219  Dental Materials
Physical and chemical properties of dental materials including the application and manipulation of the various materials used in dentistry. Lab required. Prerequisite: DHYG 1431 with a grade of C or better.  Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1227  Preventive Dental Hygiene Care
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. Lab required. Prerequisites: DHYG 1201 and DHYG 1431, both with a grade of C or better.   Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1235  Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist
Classification of drugs and their uses, actions, interactions, side effects, contraindications with emphasis on dental applications. Prerequisite: DHYG 1431 with a grade of C or better.  Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1239  General and Oral Pathology
Disturbances in human body development, diseases of the body, and disease prevention measures with emphasis on the oral cavity and associated structures. Lab required. Prerequisites: DHYG 1227 and DHYG 1261; both with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG   1261  Clinical I-Dental Hygienist
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 1201 and DHYG 1431; both with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene.  2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1301  Orofacial Anatomy, Histology and Embryology
The histology and embryology of oral tissues, gross anatomy of the head and neck, tooth morphology, and individual tooth identification. Lab required. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402; both with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1304  Dental Radiology
Fundamentals of oral radiography, including techniques, interpretation, quality assurance, and ethics. Lab required. Corequisite: DHYG 1201, or consent of Program Director. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  1311  Periodontology
Normal and diseased periodontium including the structural, functional, and environmental factors.  Emphasis on etiology, pathology, treatment modalities, and therapeutic and preventive periodontics.  Prerequisites: DHYG 1227 and DHYG 1261.  Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

DHYG  1319  Dental Materials
Physical and chemical properties of dental materials including the application and manipulation of the various materials used in dentistry.  Lab required. Prerequisites: CHEM 1405 and DHYG 1331.  Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

DHYG  1331  Preclinical Dental Hygiene
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.  Lab required.  Prerequisites: BIOL 2401, and BIOL 2402, and CHEM 1405.  Major Requirement: AAS-Dental Hygiene.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

DHYG  1339  General and Oral Pathology
Disturbances in human body development, diseases of the body, and disease prevention measures with emphasis on the oral cavity and associated structures.  Prerequisites: DHYG 1227 and DHYG 1261.  Major Requirement: AAS-Dental Hygiene.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

DHYG  1431  Preclinical Dental Hygiene
Foundational knowledge for performing clinical skills and management of medical emergencies for patients with emphasis on procedures and rationale for performing dental hygiene care. Introduction to ethical principles as they apply to dental hygiene care. Lab required. Prerequisites: BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402; both with a grade of C or better.  Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  2102  Applied Community Dentistry
Application of 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. Lab required. Prerequisite: DHYG 1215 with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

DHYG  2153  Dental Hygiene Practice
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, preparation for employment and introduction to the dental team. Prerequisite: Admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

DHYG  2201  Dental Hygiene Care I
Dental hygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient including supplemental instrumentation techniques. Prerequisites: DHYG 1227 and DHYG 1261; both with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: DHYG 2361, or consent of Program Director. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  2202  Applied Community Dentistry
Application of 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. Lab required. Prerequisite: DHYG 1215 with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  2231  Dental Hygiene Care II
A continuation of Dental Hygiene Care I. Dental hygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient including advanced instrumentation techniques. Lab required. Prerequisites: DHYG 2201 and DHYG 2361; both with a grade of C or better. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  2361  Clinical II - Dental Hygienist
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. Additionally, this course is a method of instruction providing detailed education, training and work-based experience and direct patient/client care, generally at a clinical site. Specific detailed learning objectives are developed for each course by the faculty. Onsite clinical instruction, supervision, evaluation, and placement are the responsibility of the college faculty. Clinical experiences are unpaid external learning experiences. Prerequisites: DHYG 1227 and DHYG 1261; both with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: DHYG 2201, or consent of Program Director. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  2363  Clinical III-Dental Hygienist
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 2201 and DHYG 2361; both with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: DHYG 2231. Major Requirement: AAS - Dental Hygiene. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

DHYG  2375  Strategies of Oral Medicine
Case presentation that emphasizes the integration of dental hygiene sciences, critical thinking and the application of evidence based research on an advanced level.  Presentations by students include patient case studies and literature reviews for class discussion.  Patient case studies integrate knowledge from the areas of research, pharmacology, periodontology, pathology, emergency care, ethics, nutrition, dental radiology and clinical courses that demonstrate the highest quality of care for each patient.  Prerequisites: DHYG 1235, DHYG 2201, and DHYG 2361. Major Requirement: AAS-Dental Hygiene.  3 credit hours.  (W)

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