Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Jun 18, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 112 Dental Hygiene Practice I

6 credits
Basic concepts of dental hygiene practice are presented. The emphasis is on preparation and assessment procedures with an introduction to dental hygiene diagnosis and planning. Students learn selected implementation, evaluation, and practice management procedures.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

Corequisites: DHYG 111 , DHYG 113 , DHYG 114 , DHYG 115 , DHYG 116 , DHYG 118 , DHYG 119 .

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to (with guidance):

  • Describe concepts and perform procedures related to aspects of preparation, assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation, and practice management in the dental hygiene profession
  • Apply the critical thinking process to complete the dental hygiene diagnosis form
  • Apply basic principles of learning when providing dental hygiene care to clients
  • Communicate effectively with patients and colleagues in a dental clinic
  • Gather pertinent information needed to determine appropriate dental hygiene treatment
  • Collaborate effectively with the dental team when providing dental hygiene care
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for their own actions
  • Apply basic knowledge, values, and skills related to self-evaluation to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Demonstrate professional behavior when providing dental hygiene care
  • Integrate basic behavioral, biological, dental sciences, and professional courses with clinical knowledge, skills, and values into the practice of dental hygiene