Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 246 Periodontology I

2 credits
In this course students are introduced to the basic dental science of Periodontics and the structures of the oral cavity. The course focuses on the healthy, normal end of the health/disease continuum and the origin of periodontal pathologies. The course provides a foundation for further dental science study as well as for clinical dental practice.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program

Corequisites: DHYG 242 , DHYG 243 , DHYG 247 , and DHYG 256  

Quarters Offered: Summer

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

  • Describe the basic characteristics of the gingiva
  • Describe the components and function of the peridonal ligament
  • Describe the components and function of alveolar bone
  • Describe the charactistics of plaque and the plaque biofilm
  • List and describe the characteristics and function of cementum
  • Explain basic concepts and priniciples of periodontal pathology
  • Describe specific microorganisms related to the development of periodontal pathologies

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20