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Dental Hygiene (DHYG)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

3230. Clinical Seminar II. 2. An adjunct to the clinical dental hygiene course devoted to the development and nurturing of skills needed for treatment of more advanced periodontal cases, including initiation of a periodontal case study. Also included will be an introduction and preparation for the use of state-of-the-art clinical technologies. Prerequisite: DHYG 2420. (Normally offered fall semester)

3250. Clinical Seminar III. 2. Prepares dental hygiene students to make transitions from an educational setting to private practice. Covers range of subjects enabling students to meet challenges associated with variety of patient care issues, including meeting needs of the elderly. Discusses various dental specialty practices. Prerequisites: DHYG 3230, 3300 and 3350 or concurrent enrollment. (Normally offered spring semester)

3300. Clinical Dental Hygiene II. 5. Students gain further practical experience in dental hygiene procedures by providing comprehensive patient care in the Sheridan College and Veterans' Administration Medical Center clinics. A flexible, self-paced format allows students to meet requirements in procedures for patient record-keeping, patient education, dental prophylaxis, dental radiography and other routine clinical procedures. Prerequisite: DHYG 2350. (Normally offered fall semester)

3350. Clinical Dental Hygiene III. 5. Allows students to garner practical experience in clinical procedures requiring greater skill and more knowledge than procedures previously undertaken. Students successfully completing this course are fully prepared for transition to office practice. Prerequisite: DHYG 3300. (Normally offered spring semester)

3400. Oral Pathology. 2. Designed to teach students concepts underlying general and oral manifestations of human disease states, manifestations of specific diseases, relationships to body defense mechanisms, and potential implications of medical and dental hygiene treatment. To the extent possible, applications to clinical situations in dental hygiene practice are made. Prerequisites: one year predental hygiene (including general pathology); MOLB 2021 or equivalent. (Normally offered fall semester)

3550. Community Dental Health. 3. Introduces basic skills needed to assess, plan and implement strategies to evaluate the dental health of the community, including research methodology and basic statistical analysis. Provides students with basic understanding of significant social, political, psychological and economical factors influencing the American Health Care System. Prerequisite: DHYG 3100. (Normally offered spring semester)

3600. Ethics and Law in Dental Hygiene. 2. Core principles in ethics and values as they relate to the professional code of conduct and state jurisprudence. Students explore contemporary issues within a diverse society in understanding and applying a personal value system to issues in the dental hygiene profession. Prerequisite: successfully complete all first-year dental hygiene courses.

3720. Office Practice. 2. Provides students with current information and experience in office practice and management. Discusses professionalism; office leadership roles; legal responsibilities; team responsibilities in dental offices; and selecting, securing and maintaining satisfying employment. Prerequisites: DHYG 2300, 2350, 3300 and a communications course. (Normally offered spring semester)

3750. Periodontology. 3. Briefly reviews anatomy and histology of periodontal structures and dental accretions. Studies classifications and etiology of periodontal diseases, including local and systemic factors. Thoroughly explores the hygienist's role in disease recognition, prevention, therapeutic procedures and maintenance. (Normally offered fall semester)

3770. Pain Management. 1. Provides a comprehensive background for performing field infiltration, nerve block anesthesia and nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation. Prerequisite: successful enrollment in dental hygiene major or consent of instructor. (Normally offered fall semester)

3775. Pain Management Lab. 1. Taken concurrently with DHYG 3770 Pain Management. Provides opportunities to apply principles learned. Clinical laboratory experiences includes practice, demonstrations and evaluation of pain management techniques. Prerequisites: successful completion of sophomore year course work in dental hygiene, current certifications in CPR, and curriculum enrollment in dental hygiene major or consent of instructor. (Normally offered fall semester)

3800. Board Review. 1. Designed to assist dental hygiene students in preparing for the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam, the western and central regional clinical and anesthesia board exams, and state jurisprudence exams. These exams are required for licensure to practice dental hygiene in the United States. Prerequisite: DHYG 3300.

4850. Education Practicum in Dental Hygiene. 6. Allows students to experience both clinical and didactic elements of dental hygiene teaching. Prerequisites: completion of dental hygiene didactics, all requirements of program. Final course of program. (Offered both semesters)

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