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DHYG 258 Oral Disease Prevention

2 credits
Students are introduced to basic principles of dental diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. Students will learn concepts of preventive oral health, patient oral self-care, and ergonomics for the dental practitioner.

Prerequisites: DHYG 242 , DHYG 243 , DHYG 246 , DHYG 247 , and DHYG 256  

Corequisites: DHYG 248 , DHYG 252 , DHYG 253 , and DHYG 254  

Quarters Offered: Fall

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

  • Explain the dental caries process and its treatment and prevention strategies
  • Describe the three types of fluorides, their applications, and their relation to the caries process
  • List and explain anti-microbial medicaments in the treatment of dental disease
  • Describe the process of dentinal hypersensitivity and its treatment options
  • Explain the importance of dental sealants and their application procedure for the prevention of dental caries
  • Describe the processes, uses, and potential side effects of tooth whitening and coronal polish
  • Identify the various intraoral stains, their etiology, and methods of removal
  • Describe the basic principles of occlusion and their relationship to temporomandibular dysfunction
  • Assess the patient’s individual needs and make appropriate recommendations for post-operative care for healing of the periodontal tissues
  • Identify the requirements of special needs patients in the use of dental self- care aids
  • Describe, properly utilize, and list the limitations of oral hygiene aids, such as tooth brush and floss
  • Make appropriate recommendations to the dental patient regarding oral hygiene aids and medicaments after identifying the  patient’s oral conditions
  • Explain the importance of ergonomics for the dental practitioner and use the neutral position to aid in attaining career longevity


Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20