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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 132 Dental Hygiene Practice III

7 credits
This lecture and lab course is a continuation of Dental Hygiene Practice II. Students expand their focus to include unhealthy and abnormal oral conditions and the special needs of patients in today’s diversified communities.

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 , DHYG 122 , DHYG 123 , DHYG 124 , DHYG 127 , DHYG 137 , DHYG 139 .

Corequisites: DHYG 133 , DHYG 134 , DHYG 135 , DHYG 136 , DHYG 138 .

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to (with intermediate level 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 problem-solving process to complete the dental hygiene diagnosis form
  • Apply basic principles of learning and teaching 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