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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

Indiana University
Northwest 2006-2008
Undergraduate Studies
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IU Northwest
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School of Nursing and Health Professions

Dental Education

Web site:
www.iun.edu/~dental

Telephone:
(219) 980-6752

Administrative Officers
Faculty
General Information
Admission Procedures
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene

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Administrative Officers

Linda A. Rooda, Ph.D., Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions

Juanita Robinson, M.S.Ed., Program Director, Dental Education

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Faculty

Chris Bulfa, D.D.S., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Beth Dahlgren, L.D.H., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Jeanne DeGrazia, D.D.S., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Cinda Fife, L.D.H., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Hugh Flanagan, D.D.S., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Samuel Gurevitz, R.Ph., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Richard Hembroff, D.D.S., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Lynn Holm, L.D.H., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Steven J. Holm, D.D.S., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Tricia Huber, C.D.A., E.F.D.A., L.D.H., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Patricia Imboden, L.D.H., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Rita Jablon, B.G.S., Lecturer in Dental Education

Donna S. Krause, M.P.A., Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Education

Michael Min, D.D.S., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Juanita Robinson, M.S.Ed., Clinical Assistant Professor of Dental Education, Program Director, Dental Education

David Rudziewicz, D.D.S., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Hubert Seller, D.D.S., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Oceanna Street, C.D.A., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

LaShawn Taylor, L.D.H., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Kevin Thornsberry, D.D.S. Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Susan Vanderwier, L.D.H., Adjunct Lecturer in Dental Education

Lynne Wiley, B.S., Visiting Lecturer

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General Information

Accreditation
Student Dental Assisting and Student Dental Hygiene Association
Mission
Admission Policies

Dental Education offers an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene and a Certificate in Dental Assisting. Detailed information is presented in the sections that follow. While every effort has been made to provide accurate information, students should seek academic advice from the Dental Education advisor before making final decisions based on the program descriptions contained in this bulletin.

Accreditation

The Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60611, phone: (800) 621-8099.

Student Dental Assisting and Student Dental Hygiene Association

Undergraduate students are eligible for student membership in the national, state and local constituents of the American Dental Assistants’ Association (ADAA) or the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). Sustaining membership is obtained by individuals attending an accredited program. The purpose of the organization is for the students to become active in their professional association. The students have the opportunity to take advantage of the tangible benefits and the intangible benefits that play a vital role in the security of the profession.


Mission

The mission of the Dental Education department at Indiana University is to improve the public’s total health by advancing the art and science of dental assisting and dental hygiene by increasing the awareness of and ensuring access to quality oral health care, promoting the highest standards of dental assisting and dental hygiene education, certification, licensure and practice, and representing and promoting the interest of dental assistants and dental hygienists.

Admission Policies

The admission policies of the dental education programs comply with the following standards:

Prerequisite Course Work
Applicants must complete prerequisite courses at an accredited high school (or by GED equivalent), college, or university. Thespecific courses and minimum grade that must be achieved in any course (see specific program information) is determined by the individual program. Courses taken for a Pass/Fail grade will not be accepted. Students are eligible to apply for admission to an associate or baccalaureate program when their academic progress shows reasonable probability that entry-level requirements can be completed prior to the beginning date of the professional program. Applicants should read the admission policies and program descriptions in this bulletin for specific entry-level requirements.

Grade Requirements
Without exception, applicants for the dental assisting program must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all course work. For the dental hygiene program, all applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all course work completed at Indiana University and/or any other college or university. Only completed course work and the resultant grade point average are evaluated. Students may not be admitted to, hold a position in, or begin a program if they are on academic probation. Students are placed on academic probation when the cumulative and/or semester grade point average falls below a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The applicant must maintain the minimum grade point average established by the program. The applicant’s grade point average will be the major consideration for admission.

Repeated Courses
Applicants whose grade point average is at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale who have repeated courses will have their admission grade point average calculated by averaging the grades earned together. The FX policy of Indiana University is also utilized for repeated courses. The FX option is applied with the following restrictions: no more than three courses will be deleted, and the grade will be deleted no more than once for a given course. If more than three courses are repeated, the applicant will determine which of the repeated courses are to be deleted.

Testing
Applicants may be required to complete testing as designated by the program.

Open House
Applicants are required to attend a scheduled open house. The open house is a component of the admission decision.

Medical Requirements
Documentation of completion of a physical and dental examination, immunization records, hepatitis B vaccination (HBV) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification before beginning the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs.

Admission Procedures

Dental Assisting Admission Procedures
Dental Hygiene Admission Procedures
Transfer Credit
Academic Policies

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Dental Assisting Admission Procedures

Candidates for admission to the program must be high school graduates with a 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), or GED equivalent. High school courses in biology, chemistry, and computers are strongly recommended.
Each candidate must submit the following materials to the Dental Education Admissions Advisor prior to August 15 for consideration for entry into the class beginning in the fall semester of that year. (Applications submitted beyond the August 15 deadline will be considered based upon class availability.)

  1. Applicants must first make application to IU Northwest if not previously admitted by an Indiana University campus. Please contact the IU Northwest Admissions Office for an application at (219) 980-6821.
  2. Complete a Dental Assisting Program Application. This application is available in the Dental Education Department, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, by calling (219) 980-6770, or by e-mail at dkrause@IU Northwest.edu. A separate application must be submitted to each campus the student is interested in attending.
  3. Two IU Northwest Dental Education Recommendation Forms.
  4. Official college and university transcripts, if applicable.

In August, upon receipt of all application materials, applicants are required to attend the Dental Assisting Applicant Open House. Applicants will be notified by mail concerning the date and time of the Open House.

Class size for the dental assisting program is limited. Therefore, each applicant is encouraged to schedule an appointment with the advisor of the dental assisting program and to apply early. The Dental Assisting Admissions Committee reviews all applicants without discrimination or favor because of sex, age, race, religion or national origin.

Dental Hygiene Admission Procedures

Dental Hygiene Prerequisites
The dental hygiene program requires one year of prescribed liberal arts courses. The freshman year may be taken at any accredited college or university. Required courses should not be taken under the Pass/Fail option; the admissions committee must approve any exceptions. The student must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for consideration. Courses taken at institutions other than Indiana University must show a grade of C or better to be accepted as transfer credit by Indiana University. All applicants must receive a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course to be eligible for the program. Required courses include one semester of English composition, one semester of chemistry with a laboratory, one semester of psychology, one semester of sociology, one semester of public speaking or interpersonal communication, one semester of computer education, two semesters of anatomy and physiology each with a laboratory, and one semester in arts and humanities (such as literature, history, philosophy, foreign language, music, art appreciation, or religion). Total credit hours are 31. Beginning in the fall of 2008, microbiology with a laboratory will be required as part of these prerequisites. All required courses must be completed to be eligible to be in the dental hygiene program.

Applications may be obtained from the program office and must be returned by February 1 for consideration for the fall semester.

  1. Applicants must first make application to IU Northwest if not previously admitted by an Indiana University campus. (Courses cannot be transferred without making application to IU Northwest).
  2. Applicants must complete and return the Dental Hygiene Application to the Department of Dental Education no later than February 1 for entry into the class beginning in the fall semester of that year. The application is available in the Dental Education Department, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408, by calling (219) 980-6770, or by e-mail at dkrause@iun.edu.
  3. Items that must be submitted to the Dental Hygiene Program Admission Committee by February 1 include:

    • Official high school transcript
    • Official college and university transcripts (This includes transcripts to be sent for course work completed by February 1)
    • Dental Hygiene Application
    • Proof of IU Northwest acceptance (if not currently attending an Indiana University campus)

In February, upon receipt of the dental hygiene application and other supporting materials, applicants are required to attend the Dental Hygiene Applicant Open House. The applicant will be notified about the Open House by mail during February.

Class size for the dental hygiene program is limited and each year there are more qualified applicants than can be accepted. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to consult with a program advisor for pre-dental hygiene advising. The Dental Hygiene

Admissions Committee reviews all applicants without discrimination or favor because of sex, age, race, religion, or national origin.
Selection of dental hygiene students is based upon, but is not limited to: satisfying prerequisites, number of college credit hours satisfactorily completed, overall college grade point average, prerequisite GPA, high school rank, applicant Open House attendance, and an individual appraisal of the applicant’s established record and potential for development.

Transfer Credit

The campus Office of Admissions will determine acceptance of credit from a regionally accredited college or university for transfer to Indiana University.
While the grades from all course work completed at Indiana University and all other colleges and universities are used to calculate the admission grade point average, only grades of C or above will be considered for transfer. The university does not accept the transference of special credit by examination awarded by another college or university. The transfer of credit earned through a regionally accredited junior college or community college is normally limited to the equivalent of two years of academic work toward a baccalaureate degree and one year of academic work toward an associate degree.

Correspondence Courses
All credit to be applied to a dental education degree earned through Indiana University’s Division of Extended Studies, correspondence study, or other nontraditional methods must be validated and approved by the director of the program to which the student is applying. Dental Education retains the right to determine the acceptability of transfer credit to meet degree requirements.

Seven-Year Limit
All sciences, including anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry and nutrition have a seven-year limit for entry. If these courses are older than seven years they can be: (1) taken again or (2) challenged by examination.

Academic Policies

Students in Good Standing
Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for the most recent academic session and meet additional programmatic, academic, and professional standards in order to be considered in good standing. Students are informed of programmatic, academic, and professional standards during program orientation.

Class Standing
Within Indiana University, class standing is based on the total number of credit hours a student has earned. However, within the school, class standing is assigned according to a student’s progress in the professional curriculum.

Semester Load
To be considered a full-time student by the university, the student must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester and a total of 6 credit hours for summer sessions I and II combined. The maximum load is 18 credit hours. The number of credit hours determining full-time student status may vary with the nature of the program. For any enrollment period required by a program, the student is considered to be full time regardless of the number of credit hours taken during that period. Students who want to carry more than 18 credits must obtain permission of the program director and dean or the dean’s campus representative. In addition, the student should have a cumulative B (3.0) average or have earned a B (3.0) average in his or her last semester.

Probation
Upon the recommendation of the faculty in the student’s program, a student is placed on probation. Probationary recommendations are made when the student does not meet standards of academic performance or professional behavior. A student will be placed on academic misconduct for the academic session following the one in which the student fails to attain a minimum C (2.0) cumulative and/or semester grade point average. A student who fails to meet these program-specific standards may also be placed on probation. Students are informed of program-specific standards upon entering the program. A student will be removed from probation after satisfactorily completing the program’s specified requirements. Students are notified in writing of probationary actions by the school’s dean or the dean’s campus representative.

Degrees Awarded with Distinction
The university recognizes a student’s superior performance in course work by awarding the associate or bachelor’s degree with one of three levels of distinction: distinction, high distinction, or highest distinction. A student must meet the following criteria to receive a degree awarded with distinction.

  1. To graduate with academic distinction, baccalaureate and associate degree candidates must rank within the highest percent of their graduating class. The faculty of School of Nursing and Health Professions will make the determination of eligibility for graduating with academic distinction so the candidates will be ranked with classmates who received the same type of degrees.
  2. If the 10 percent determination of any class results in a fractional value, the number will be rounded upward (e.g., a graduating class of 11 would have two individuals eligible for distinction).
  3. Calculation of the grade point average for graduation with distinction will be based upon the total number of credit hours completed at Indiana University. A candidate must have earned a minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours required for that degree at Indiana University.
  4. No more than 10 percent of the Indiana University credit hours may be eliminated from the grade point average determination by utilization of the mechanisms of Pass/Fail or special credit.
  5. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 must have been achieved to be eligible.
  6. Three levels of distinction will be recognized and determined as follows:
    3.50 through 3.74 — Distinction
    3.75 through 3.89 — High Distinction
    3.90 through 4.00 — Highest Distinction
  7. The determination of candidates who will wear honor cords at the May graduation ceremonies should include all academic credit earned at IU including the spring semester prior to Commencement.
  8. Unique cases and appeals should be forwarded to the dean of The School of Nursing and Health Professions or the dean’s campus designee for consideration.

Dismissal
Upon the recommendation of the faculty in the student’s program, a student may be dismissed from Dental Education. Dismissal is based on the failure to meet academic or professional standards. The student will be informed of the dismissal in writing by the dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions or the dean’s representative.

A student in Dental Education may be dismissed from the school when, in the judgment of the faculty, the student has ceased to make satisfactory progress toward a degree. When an undergraduate student fails to attain a C (2.0) grade point average in any two consecutive academic sessions; or fails to earn higher than a D (1.0) grade point average in any one semester, the student is automatically considered to be making unsatisfactory progress toward a degree and is thereby eligible for dismissal.

In addition, a student who fails to meet program-specific academic requirements is considered not to be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree and may be dismissed. At the time of initial enrollment, each student receives a copy of the program-specific academic requirements.

A student failing to meet the standards of professional and personal conduct may also be recommended for dismissal.

Students in good standing who voluntarily and temporarily withdraw from a program will be placed on temporary inactive status within Dental Education. At the time of departure, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for continuation in writing with the program director. The student is allowed to reenroll without a review as specified in the continuation agreement. The student must meet any specific academic!clinical requirements associated with reenrollment under the continuation agreement. Students failing to reenroll as specified in the continuation agreement are subject to dismissal from Dental Education.

A student who withdraws without arranging in writing for continuation or fails to enroll in any semester will not be allowed further enrollments in the school and will be considered as not making satisfactory progress toward a degree. Such students who wish to reenroll must file an application for admission and will be considered as a new applicant.

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Dental Assisting

About the Program
Application Procedures
Dental Assisting Curriculum
Additional Information

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About the Program

The dental assistant is a member of the dental health team and is concerned with the prevention of dental disease. The dental assistant is also trained to aid the dentist in the detection, care, and treatment of already present oral pathology.

Graduate dental assistants have completed a professional, accredited college program that entitles them to take a national certification examination administered by the Dental Assisting National Board. Upon successful passage of this examination, the assistant becomes a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA).

The trained dental assistant is qualified to seek employment in private practices, both general and specialized, as well as in local, state, or federal health and educational programs. Dental publishing companies and dental sales companies also offer job opportunities.

The dental assisting program is a one-year, 33 credit hour certificate program. To be eligible to apply to the program, an applicant must be a high school graduate with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or a C average.

IU Northwest offers an educational program that allows students to apply their credits toward an associate of science or a bachelor’s degree, in another discipline, which is generally required for positions involving the responsibilities of education and!or administration.

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Dental Assisting Curriculum

Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
DAST H214 Oral Anatomy 3
DAST A112 Medical/Dental Emergencies and Pharmacology 2
DAST A121 Microbiology and Asepsis Techniques 2
DAST A171 Clinical Science I 5
Total
12

Spring Semester
DAST A131 Dental Materials I 2
DAST A111 Oral Pathology, Physiology, and Anatomy I 2
DAST A113 Oral Pathology, Physiology, and Anatomy II 1
DAST A172 Clinical Science II 5
DAST H217 Preventive Dentistry 2
Total
12

Summer I
DAST H242 Introduction to Dentistry 1
DAST A161 Behavioral Science 1
DAST H303 Radiology I 2
DAST H224 Oral Histology and Embryology 1

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Summer II
DAST A132 Dental Materials II 2
DAST A162 Oral and Written Communications 2
DAST A182 Practice Management, Ethics, and Jurisprudence 2
DAST A152 Radiology Clinic 1
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Additional Information

Additional information may be obtained by writing to:

IU Northwest
Dental Assisting Program Advisor
Dunes/Medical Professional Building
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
Phone: (219) 980-6770

Career Options

Employment opportunities are available in private dental practice (general or specialty); hospitals; educational institutions; business; and federal, state and community clinics.

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Dental Hygiene

About the Program
Pre-Dental Hygiene Curriculum
Dental Hygiene Curriculum

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About the Program

The dental hygienist is a licensed member of the dental health team and is concerned with the prevention of diseases of the mouth. The dental hygienist completes a professional college program that entitles the graduate, upon successful passage of national and regional board examinations, to perform specific preventive treatments for children and adults, to take and process dental X rays, to assume duties in the dental office, and/or to participate as a dental health worker in federal, state, or local public health and educational programs.

IU Northwest offers a program that leads to an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene degree, and other disciplines offer programs that lead to a Bachelor of Science degree. While the associate degree is adequate to prepare the dental hygienist to perform the tasks that may be assigned in the private dental office, additional knowledge and skills may be necessary for positions involving the responsibilities of public health, education, or administration. Because of increasing interest among dental hygienists in those opportunities, baccalaureate degree programs are offered at several campuses. Students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree should consult the program advisor at IU Northwest.

Pre-Dental Hygiene Curriculum


Cr. Hrs.
ENG W131 English Composition 3
SOC S161 Principles of Sociology 3
CHEM C101 Elementary Chemistry I (Lecture) 3
CHEM C121 Elementary Chemistry I (Lab) 2
SPCH S121 Public Speaking or
SPCH S122 Interpersonal Communication
3
CSCI A106 Introduction to Computing or
CSCI C106 Introduction to Computers and Their Use or
EDUC W200 Microcomputing for Education: An Introduction
3
Arts and Humanities Elective 3
PHSL P261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PHSL P262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY P101 Introductory Psychology I 3

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Dental Hygiene Curriculum

All students must receive a minimum grade of C or better in each course to be eligible for graduation.

First Year

Fall Semester
Cr. Hrs.
DHYG H214 Oral Anatomy 3
DHYG H303 Dental Radiology 2
DHYG H218 Fundamentals of Dental Hygiene 4
DHYG H205 Medical and Dental Emergencies 1
DHYG H217 Preventive Dentistry 2
DHYG H211 Head and Neck Anatomy 2
Total
14

Spring Semester
DHYG H224 Oral Histology and Embryology 1
DHYG H308 Dental Materials 2
DHYG H219 Clinical Practice I 4
CHEM C102 Elementary Chemistry II 3
DHYG H305 Radiology Clinic I 1
DHYG H242 Introduction to Dentistry 1
Total
12

Summer I
NURS B215 Nutrition for Health Professionals 3
DHYG H204 Periodontics 1
DHYG H220 Summer Radiology Clinic 1
DHYG H221 Summer Clinic 3
DHYG M200 Microorganisms in Nature and Disease 4
Total
12
Second Year

Fall Semester
DHYG H215 Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2
DHYG H304 Oral Pathology 2
DHYG H311 Dental Health Education 2
DHYG H301 Clinical Practice II 5
DHYG H321 Periodontics 2
DHYG H306 Radiology Clinic II 1
Total
14

Spring Semester
DHYG H309 Community Dental Hygiene 3
DHYG H320 Ethics, Jurisprudence, and Practice Management 2
DHYG H307 Radiology Clinic III 1
DHYG H302 Clinical Practice III 5
DHYG H344 Senior Hygiene Seminar 1
Total
12

Career Options

Completion of an associate degree program and licensure are sufficient for the dental hygienist who wishes to practice in a private dental office, business, and/or private/public institution. Attainment of a baccalaureate degree is required to conduct research, teach and/or work in public or school health programs. Dental hygienists with masters or doctoral degrees may work as instructors and/or administrators in dental hygiene and dental assisting programs, public health agencies, or research.

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