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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 252 Dental Hygiene Theory and 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: DHYG 242 , DHYG 243 , DHYG 246 , DHYG 247 , and DHYG 256  

Corequisites: DHYG 248 , DHYG 253 , DHYG 254 , and DHYG 258  

Quarters Offered: Fall

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

  • 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
  • Identify pertinent information needed to determine appropriate dental hygiene treatment
  • Collaborate 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


Total Hours: 90 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60