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  • DH-203

    Dental Hygiene Clinic III

    Novice, skill level II of clinical patient care is a continuation of DH 104 skill level I with increased clinical time and exposure to a variety of patients and clinical procedures. The students will treat more difficult periodontal case types that will challenge their clinical skills. Emphasis will be on integrating therapeutic oral health services with prevention and implementation of instrumentation at a higher skill level. Dental hygiene students increase their clinical time to 12 hours of clinic. Students will be scheduled at the Mount Ida College Dental Center and at an extramural assignment in a variety of dental settings in the greater Boston area. Transportation to the extramural site is the responsibility of the student. Students are responsible for patient recruitment when the clinic office does not schedule patients for them.
  • DH-204

    Dental Hygiene Clinic IV

    Second-year students will continue alternating between extramural assignments in a variety of dental settings in the greater Boston area and the Mount Ida College Dental Center. The senior student will demonstrate the ability to synthesize and conceptualize all knowledge, theory and clinical skills previously learned to provide care at the advanced skill level IV, an entry-level (or above) proficiency required of a licensed dental hygienist. The students will treat more difficult periodontal case types utilizing advanced instrumentation and fulcrums. Transportation to the extramural site is the responsibility of the student. Students are responsible for patient recruitment when the clinic office does not schedule patients for them.
  • DH-205

    Pharmacology

    This course incorporates the basic concepts of pharmacology including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, diverse reactions, mechanisms of action, and drug interactions for commonly used groups of drugs with emphasis on drugs used in dentistry. It also includes the effects of age and culture on drug treatment, mathematics of drugs and solutions, prescription writing and principles of client teaching regarding drug treatment. Principles of pain management, types of anesthetics and sedations, adverse reactions and contraindications are studied.
  • DH-206

    Dental Ethics & Practice Mgmt

    Emphasis will be placed on ethics and jurisprudence for the dental hygienist in this course. The ethical decision-making model will be applied to various case studies. Value determination, dilemma resolution, and sexual harassment will be discussed. A thorough study of the Massachusetts State Dental Practice Act and Regulations will be conducted. This course will prepare the dental hygienist for employment and ultimate attainment of professional goals. Emphasis will be placed on developing a complete resume and interview package, business office systems, computer application in dentistry, innovative appointment scheduling, telephone skills, developing a recall system, bookkeeping, inventory control, insurance claims, marketing, advertising and occupational burnout.
  • DH-207

    General & Oral Pathology

    The principles of general pathology in relationship to disease of the teeth, soft tissues, and supporting structures of the oral cavity are the focus of this course. The importance of early recognition of abnormal conditions in the mouth is emphasized. Inflammation and healing, growth disturbances, blood and lymph nodes, GI an urinary tracts, the endocrine system and microbiologic diseases will be discussed.
  • DH-209

    Public&Comm.Hlth Field Work

    This course will introduce the dental hygiene student to the basic concepts of community dental health. The methods used to measure dental disease in a population and the process used to plan a community intervention program designed to improve oral health will be discussed. Effective preventive treatment programs will be discussed and the methods used to evaluate effectiveness will be explained. Community dental research principles will be explored and students will be involved in simple statistical analyses. Students will apply public health/health education principles by designing and presenting dental health education projects to various audiences.
  • DH-213

    Dental Hygiene Theory III

    Emphasis will be on integrating therapeutic oral health services with prevention, treatment planning and developing advanced instrumentation skills to treat more difficult patients. A weekly lecture covers topics such as advanced fulcrums and instrumentation, deep pocket access curets, root planing, gingival curettage, power scaling, oral irrigation, chemotherapeutic agents such as: minocycline, doxycycline, chlorhexidine, implant care, gingival retraction cord, perio paks, and suture removal.
  • DH-214

    Dental Hygiene Theory IV

    This course will address oral health research; considerations in the design, conduct, evaluation and reporting of research will be introduced. Professional research reports and information gathered in DH209 will be utilized. Inferential statistics will be introduced. Students are expected to conduct their own research project and follow up with a written report.
  • DH-220

    Nutrition for Dental Hygienist

    This introduction to the principles of nutrition includes the study of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, minerals, vitamins, and their relationship to general and oral health. The nutritional needs, caloric requirements, and RDAs of the various age groups in the life cycle will be discussed. The influence of cultural, psychological and economic factors on purchasing, meal planning, food preparation, and dietary standards is also considered.