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Course Information and Descriptions
DHY 131 Oral Histology and Embryology (2-0)
2 Hours
This course provides students with an introduction to the
microscopic characteristics of the tissues of the oral cavity. Human
histology and orofacial embryology will be introduced.
Corequisite: DHY 111
Course fee
DHY 132
Theory and Practice
of Dental Hygiene II (1-0)
1 Hour
This course is a continuation of DHY 112. The fundamental theories
necessary to perform oral prophylaxis treatment will be the focus.
The principles and procedures will be systematically presented
through lectures, reading assignments and case-based activities.
Prerequisite: DHY 112, DHY 114, DHY 116, DHY 119, DHY 174,
and DHY 175 (all C or better)
Course fee
DHY 134 Pain Management (1-2)
2 Hours
The course focuses on the safe and effective practice of local
anesthesia in dentistry. Emphasis is on avoiding the complications
that may result from hazards or errors in technique.
Corequisite: DHY 179
Course fee
DHY 171 Preventive Dental Hygiene (2-0)
2 Hours
This course provides students with a foundation of knowledge in the
activities of preventive dental hygiene. Topics include plaque and
calculus control, etiology and progression of dental disease, tooth
brushing and flossing techniques, dental hygiene aids, and care of
appliances.
Corequisite: DHY 111
Course fee
DHY 174 Introduction to Periodontics (2-0)
2 Hours
This course introduces the student to the fundamental theories of
periodontics. The course focuses on macro and micro anatomy,
biochemistry and physiology of the periodontium. Epidemiology,
microbiology and the etiology of periodontal disease will also be
included.
Corequisites: DHY 112
Course fee
DHY 175 Dental Pharmacology and Anesthetic (2-0) 2 Hours
This course is an introduction to the study of drugs, including their
pharmacologic effects, adverse reactions, indications, and
contraindications as they relate to the patient’s medical history and
dental hygiene treatment.
Corequisite: DHY 112
Course fee
DHY 176
Dental Material and
Expanded Function (2-2)
3 Hours
This course provides fundamental information about the use and
manipulation of materials used in dentistry and expanded functions
performed by dental auxiliaries. Emphasis is placed on materials and
functions utilized by the dental hygienist.
Corequisite: DHY 179
Course fee
DHY 179 Clinical Dental Hygiene II (0-6)
2 Hours
This course is a continuation of Clinical Dental Hygiene I. Analysis
of assessment findings is emphasized in order to plan and implement
individualized comprehensive dental hygiene patient care.
Prerequisite: DHY 112, DHY 114, DHY 116, DHY 119, DHY 174
(all C or better)
Corequisite: DHY 132
Course fee
DHY 211
Theory and Practice
2 Hours
of Dental Hygiene III (2-0)
This course is a continuation of DHY 179. Emphasis is placed on
medically compromised and special needs patients.
Prerequisite: DHY 134, DHY 176, and DHY 179 (C or better in all)
Course fee
DHY 212
Theory and Practice
of Dental Hygiene IV (2-0)
2 Hours
This course is a continuation of DHY 211. Emphasis is placed on
professional relationships and the various roles dental hygienists
encounter in the various dental specialties and personal preparation
for dental hygiene practice. Includes practice management.
Prerequisites: DHY 211, DHY 213, DHY 215, DHY 219, DHY 232,
and DHY 271 (C or better in each)
Course fee
DHY 213 Clinical Dental Hygiene III (0-12 hours)
4 Hours
This course is a continuation of Clinical Dental Hygiene II. Problem
solving, critical thinking, and self-evaluation are emphasized as well
as timely dental hygiene patient care.
Prerequisite: DHY 179 (C or better)
Corequisite: DHY 211
Course fee
DHY 214 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV (0-12 hours)
4 Hours
This course is a continuation of Clinical Dental Hygiene III with
advanced clinical treatment techniques and emphasis on the dental
hygiene diagnosis and non-surgical periodontal therapy.
Prerequisite: DHY 213 (C or better)
Corequisite: DHY 212
Course fee
DHY 215 Dental Radiology II (1-3)
2 Hours
This course is a continuation of DHY 116 Dental Radiology I.
Emphasis is placed on oral maxillofacial radiographic interpretation
in conjunction with analyzing case studies.
Corequisite: DHY 211
Course fee
DHY 216 Ethics and Jurisprudence (1-0)
1 Hour
This course focuses on the ethical and legal obligations of the dental
professionals to the community and public they serve.
Corequisite: DHY 212
Course fee
DHY 219 Advanced Periodontics (2-0)
2 Hours
Course content includes additional knowledge required to diagnose
and treat periodontal diseases, clinical management of the
periodontium and adjunctive therapies relevant to the maintenance of
periodontal health. Emphasis is placed on the differential diagnosis
and treatment of periodontal disease. Surgical and post- surgical
topics will also be covered in this course.
Corequisite: DHY 211
Course fee
DHY 231 Board Review and Licensure (1-0)
1 Hour
# This course provides the students with a review of the fundamental
knowledge needed to be successful on the National and Regional
Board Exams. Emphasis is on preparation for board exams and
requirements for dental hygiene licensure.
Course fee
245