Allied Dental Programs
Associate of Science Course Descriptions
- DHYG H204 Periodontics (1 cr.) Study of the normal periodontium at the clinical, histologic, and biochemical levels; procedures involved in carrying out a comprehensive periodontal examination and performing a periodontal prophylaxis.
- DHYG H205 Medical and Dental Emergencies (1 cr.) A study in emergency situations in the dental office, including predisposing factors and drugs, and treatment to include the support of the cardiopulmonary system.
- DHYG H206 General Pathology I (1 cr.) Mechanisms of disease at the cellular, organ, and systemic levels with special references to specific disease processes; includes general concepts, terminology, and pathology of organ systems.
- DHYG H207 General Pathology II (1 cr.) Mechanisms of disease at the cellular, organ, and systemic levels with special references to specific disease processes; includes general concepts, terminology, and pathology of organ systems.
- DHYG-H 211 Head and Neck Anatomy (2 cr.) A detailed study of the anatomy of the head and neck. Some attention is given to oral embryology and the growth of tooth structure.
- DHYG H214 Oral Anatomy (3 cr.) A study of the morphology, structure, and function of deciduous and permanent teeth and surrounding tissues, also including osteology of the maxilla and mandible, nerve and vascular supply of teeth, and muscles of mastication, with reinforcing laboratory procedures and clinical application.
- DHYG H215 Pharmacology and Therapeutics: First Year (2 cr.) Actions and uses of drugs and theory of anesthetics; emphasis on drugs used in dentistry.
- DHYG H216 Chemistry and Nutrition: First Year (3 cr.) Specific ideas in chemistry are correlated with working principles in dentistry—previous knowledge of chemistry assumed.
- DHYG H217 Preventive Dentistry: Second Year (1 cr.) Detection and prevention of dental disease; included is a study of dental surveys, dental indices, and fluoride therapy.
- DHYG H218 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene: First Year (4 cr.) An introduction to the dental and dental hygiene profession, including the basic didactic and laboratory/clinic practice for the performance of dental hygiene services.
- DHYG H219 Clinical Practice I (4 cr.) Performance of dental hygiene services in various clinical settings. Included is didactic instruction and application of dental hygiene procedures for providing patient care and an introduction to oral diagnosis.
- DHYG H221 Clinical Dental Hygiene Procedures (1-3 cr.) Clinical assignment for instruction and experience in performing dental hygiene services.
- DHYG-H 250 Local Anesthesia and Pain Control (2 cr.) This course addresses coverage of pain and anxiety management for conscious dental clients. The indications, contraindications, and pharmacology of topical anesthesia, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation used in dentistry will be discussed. Local anesthesia techniques and the administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation will be studied.
- DHYG H252 Introduction to Evidence-Based Dental Hygiene Care (1 cr.) This course will provide foundational knowledge for the dental hygiene student to implement evidence-based decision-making strategies in the provision of patient/client care. It includes basic knowledge and skills related to research terminology, library and computer-based information retrieval systems, approaches to reviewing and evaluating scientific literature, and dental indices used in the description of oral health and disease.
- DHYG H301 Clinical Practice II (5 cr.) Continued performance of dental hygiene services in various clinical settings. Included are didactic instruction and clinical application of dental hygiene services for providing patient care.
- DHYG H302 Clinical Practice III (5 cr.) Continued performance of dental hygiene services in various clinical settings. Included are didactic instruction and clinical application of dental hygiene services for providing patient care.
- DHYG H303 Radiology (1 cr.) Principles of radiation production, placement of intraoral film, proper exposure and processing of film, radiation safety, and interpretation of radiographs.
- DHYG H304 Oral Pathology: Second Year (2 cr.) Developmental abnormalities and acquired disorders of teeth and surrounding structure.
- DHYG H308 Dental Materials: First Year (2 cr.) Composition and physical and chemical properties of materials used in dentistry.
- DHYG H311 Dental Health Education (3 cr.) An introduction to basic communication and motivation skills, instructional objectives, learning theory, evaluation of educational materials, and special needs patients.
- DHYG H321 Periodontics (1-2 cr.) A study of periodontal disease, including the anatomy, classification, etiology, treatment, and relationship to systemic conditions.
- DHYG H344 Senior Hygiene Seminar (2 cr.) Ethics, jurisprudence, and practice management concepts, including a study of state practice acts, dental hygiene employment opportunities, recall systems, and current trends in the dental hygiene profession.
- DHYG H347 Community Dental Health (4 cr.) Principles and practice of program planning, implementation, and evaluation for community and school dental health programs.
- DHYG-E 351 Advanced Dental Materials for Dental Auxiliaries (2 cr.) Lecture and laboratory course designed to teach additional concepts of dental materials and their use in intraoral techniques. Included is instruction in dental auxiliary utilization principles and the manipulation of dental materials used in delegated intraoral functions.