13 courses:
  • DH-101

    Dental Hygiene Theory I

    This course provides the history and foundation of clinical dental hygiene practice. The student will be introduced to the basic principles and skills necessary to provide oral health care. Emphasis is placed on such topics as: disease transmission and control; importance of detailed medical histories; measuring and recording vital signs; etiology and recognition of dental caries; stains; hard and soft deposits; intraoral and extra oral examinations; the dental hygiene treatment plan; indices and scoring methods; plaque control; fluoride treatments; and sealants. This course will introduce material that will be applied in the Pre-Clinical and Clinical Dental Hygiene courses to follow.
  • DH-102

    Medical Emergencies

    Since the dental office is one of the major locations where people exhibit anxiety, medical emergencies may occur. This course tea0ches the Dental Hygiene student how to handle medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office, such as syncope, adrenal insufficiency, hyperventilation, asthma attacks, diabetic coma, insulin shock, CVA, epileptic seizures, anaphylaxis, angina pectoris and heart attacks. Emphasis will also be placed on oxygen delivery, emergency cart components, respiratory distress, congestive heart failure, drug related overdoses, rheumatic heart disease, heart murmurs, endocarditis, congenital heart defects, liver disorders, renal failure, organ transplants and blood disorders. Labs involve executing the role of each team member during role-playing emergencies in a clinical setting.
  • DH-103

    Dental Hygiene Clinic I

    Instrument design and use, ergonomics, and infection control provide the didactic foundation for the pre-clinical lab. Lab: Hands-on application of techniques for the prevention of disease transmission, scaling, polishing, and oral health education for the prevention of dental disease at the beginner level. Students master the basic instrumentation skills through practice on dental models prior to performing services on peers. Students progress individually in a competency-based approach to mastery of beginner level skills.
  • DH-104XA

    Dental Hygiene Clinic II Lab I

    This course includes the clinical application of course material from DH 101 and 103, plus clinical experience in taking medical and dental histories, oral examination, fluoride treatments, sealants and dental charting while providing patient care in the dental hygiene clinic. Students receive instruction in providing dental hygiene care by various instructors in one-to-one teaching situations, as well as one-to-five instructor-to-student ratio. Students work at the beginner clinical skill level. Patients range in age from pre-school to geriatric with levels of difficulty in dental hygiene treatment ranging from healthy periodontal status to slight chronic periodontitis. Students are responsible for patient recruitment when the clinic office does not schedule patients for them.
  • DH-104XB

    Dental HygieneClinic II LabII

    This course includes the clinical application of course material from DH 101 and 103, plus clinical experience in taking medical and dental histories, oral examination, fluoride treatments, sealants and dental charting while providing patient care in the dental hygiene clinic. Students receive instruction in providing dental hygiene care by various instructors in one-to-one teaching situations, as well as one-to-five instructor-to-student ratio. Students work at the beginner clinical skill level. Patients range in age from pre-school to geriatric with levels of difficulty in dental hygiene treatment ranging from healthy periodontal status to slight chronic periodontitis. Students are responsible for patient recruitment when the clinic office does not schedule patients for them.
  • DH-105

    Dental Anatomy & Histology

    A detailed study of the form and function of the deciduous and permanent dentitions with emphasis on the histologic development of tooth tissues and root morphology. Basic dental terminology, oral cavity landmarks, and patterns of tooth eruption will also be studied. This course includes hands-on study of synthetic teeth.
  • DH-106

    Head&Neck Anatomy Embryology

    The study of the embryonic origin and anatomy of the structures of the head and neck with emphasis on tooth development, cranial nerves, muscles of mastication and facial expression, the temporomandibular joint, and the vascular and lymphatic systems. Students learn head and neck structures by studying human skulls.
  • DH-108

    Periodontology

    An in-depth study of the etiology and classification of periodontal disease and current periodontal therapies pertinent to dental hygiene practice. The effects of smoking, malocclusion, diabetes etc. on periodontal and total health are covered. Periodontal surgery and non-surgical therapies, plaque control techniques and formulating a dental hygiene treatment plan for periodontal patients are emphasized
  • DH-120

    Dental Hygiene Theory II

    Since the dental office is one of the major locations where people exhibit anxiety, medical emergencies may occur. This course teaches the Dental Hygiene student how to handle medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office, such as syncope, adrenal insufficiency, hyperventilation, asthma attacks, diabetic coma, insulin shock, CVA, epileptic seizures, anaphylaxis, angina pectoris and heart attacks. Emphasis will also be placed on oxygen delivery, emergency cart components, respiratory distress, congestive heart failure, drug related overdoses, rheumatic heart disease, heart murmurs, endocarditis, congenital heart defects, liver disorders, renal failure, organ transplants and blood disorders. Labs involve executing the role of each team member during role-playing emergencies in a clinical setting.
  • DH-148

    Dental Materials

    A study of the science of dental materials including the physical, chemical and biological properties, manipulation, and care of materials used in the prevention and treatment of oral disease. The scientific and clinical properties of precious and nonprecious metals, ceramics, dental amalgams, acrylic plastics, filled and non-filled resins, porcelains, impression materials, implant materials, whitening agents, and various waxes are examples of areas studied. The laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate the properties, application and uses of selected materials presented in lecture with special emphasis on the materials within the scope of the practice of Dental Hygiene.
  • DH-170

    Dental Radiology

    This course is an in-depth study of the theory and principles of x-radiation used in the exposure, processing and mounting of dental radiographs. Recognition and interpretation of normal and abnormal conditions visible on dental radiographs and the identification of the hazards and safety precautions eminent to radiographic procedures will be covered. The laboratory sessions will provide experience in intra-oral and extra-oral radiographic techniques on manikins, digital x-ray, panoramic x-ray, processing and mounting procedures. Students will expose a Full Mouth Series of radiographs on a patient at the end of the course.