DHYG 1901 Dental Hygiene I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2110/BIOL 2110 with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1911
Description

This course provides an introduction to the basic theories and techniques fundamental to dental hygeine practice including an overview of the profession, orientation to the clinical facility, prevention of disease transmission, the comprehensive health history, the intraoral and extraoral examination, vital signs, characteristics of normal gingiva and the periodontia, hard and soft deposits, dental caries, stains, polishing, charting, oral hygiene methods and aids, occlusion, fluorides, and topical agents.

DHYG 1904 The Dental Hygiene Process of Care and Medical Emergencies
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites DHYG 1901 and DHYG 1911 with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1905 and DHYG 1915
Description

This course is a continuation of the roles and responsibilities of the dental hygienist within the dental hygiene process of care including medical emergencies in the health care setting.

DHYG 1905 Dental Hygiene II
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites DHYG 1901 and DHYG 1911, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1904 and DHYG 1915
Description

ThisIcourse is a continuation of the roles and responsibilities of the dental hygienist with focus on special needs populations.

DHYG 1906 Dental Hygiene III
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites DHYG 1904, DHYG 1905, and DHYG 1915, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1917
Description

Continuation of the roles and responsibilities of the dental hygienist with focus on nutrition and its relationship to general and oral health and with an emphasis on oral preventive measures.

DHYG 1911 Clinical Dental Hygiene I
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites BIOL 2110/2110L, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1901
Description

This is the laboratory to accompany DHYG 1901. Additional topics include patient and operator positions and dental hygiene instrumentation.

DHYG 1915 Clinical Dental Hygiene II
Credit Hours 2
Corequisites DHYG 1902
Description

Prerquisites: DHYG 1901 and DHYG 1911, each with a C or higher.
This course provides the application of ethical and professional reasoning while delivering the dental hygiene process of care to patients in a clinical setting.

DHYG 1916 Oral Pathology
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites DHYG 1901 and DHYG 1911, each with a C or higher, BIOL 2300/2310
Corequisites DHYG 1904 and DHYG 1915
Description

This course is a study fo the principles of general and oral pathology in relationship to the manifestation of diseases in the oral cavity, to include teeth, soft tissues and supporting structures with emphasis on the role of the dental hygienist and early detection.

DHYG 1917 Clinical Dental Hygiene III
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites DHYG 1902 and DHYG 1915, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1903
Description

This course provides the application of ethical and professional reasoning while delivering the dental hygiene process of care to include supplemental patient services in a clinical setting.

DHYG 1921K Dental Tissues
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2120/2120L, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1923K
Description

This course is a study of the embryological and histological development of the face, oral cavity, and the primary and permanent dentitions. The anatomy and functions of the primary and permanent dentitions and their supporting structures and the anatomy of the head and neck will be included. Instructional topics are enhanced through laboratory experiences.

DHYG 1923K Dental Radiology
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites BIOL 2120/2120L, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1921K
Description

This course is a study of the principles of ionizing radiation, the principles and techniques of intraoral and extraoral radiography, interpretation of dental radiographs and environmental safety measures. Instructional topics are enhanced through laboratory experiences.

DHYG 1928K Dental Materials
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites CHEM 1151 with a C or or higher
Corequisites DHYG 1917 with C or higher
Description

This course is designed to provide the dental hygiene student with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the materials/procedures utilized to deliver supplemental patient services to patients.

DHYG 2907 Dental Hygiene IV
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites DHYG 1906 and DHYG 1917, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 2909
Description

This course is designed to continue the development of the dental hygiene student in the roles and responsibilities of the dental hygienist with focus on advanced assessment, planning, and instrumentation skills required for the periodontal patient; focus on the study of the behavioral foundations of communication and learning theory skills related to the dental hygiene process of care, and promote continued development of critical thinking skills.

DHYG 2908 Dental Hygiene V
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites DHYG 2907 and DHYG 2909, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 2912
Description

This course is designed to continue the development of the dental hygiene student in advanced instrumentation and critical thinking skills utilized during comprehensive care of the periodontal and special needs patients. Ethical and legal aspects of the dental hygiene profession, employability skills and the concept of lifelong learning are reinforced as students prepare to enter the profession.

DHYG 2909 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites DHYG 1903 and DHYG 1917, each with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 2901
Description

This course focuses on the clinical application of ethical and professional reasoning while delivering the dental hygiene process of care to periodontally involved patients in various clinical settings and sites.

DHYG 2912 Clinical Dental Hygiene V
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites DHYG 2911 with a C or higher
Corequisites DHYG 2902
Description

This course is a study in direct patient care offered at the campus clinic, allowing for mastery of dental hygiene skills and appointment management. Enrichment clinical rotations are provided at off-campus facilities.

DHYG 2923 Dental Pharmacology and Anesthesiology
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites CHEM 1152/1152L, each with a C or higher
Corequisites BIOL 2300 and BIOL 2310
Description

This course is a study of the properties, dosage and effects of therapeutic drugs, analgesics and anesthetics with emphasis placed on pharmacological agents used in dentistry and office emergencies.

DHYG 2924 Public Health I
Credit Hours 2
Prerequisites DHYG 1906 with a C or higher
Description

This course is a survey of the methods of epidemiology used to determine the dental health of a community and an explanation of program planning to promote dental health through prevention and education. Critical review of dental research will include basic statistical methods.

DHYG 2925 Public Health II
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites DHYG 2924 with a C or higher
Description

This course requires the student to implement a child and adult dental health education program utilizing the knowledge, skills and criteria acquired in DHYG 2924. In addition, students will apply basic research principles for assessment of a clinical research project.