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    Oct 23, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 342 Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice IV

7 credits
This course is a continuation of the Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice clinical and didactic courses. Students participate in a weekly seminar integrating values, knowledge, and skills learned from other courses. The ability to plan and implement individualized, comprehensive dental hygiene care is further developed as patients with more complex needs are treated. Emphasis is also given to the prevention of oral problems through the identification of risk factors and through the planning of clinical, educational, and motivational interventions. Students continue to provide care to clients from diverse communities and incorporate knowledge from traditional dental hygiene, restorative dentistry, and community dental health into dental hygiene practice.

Prerequisites: DHYG 331 , DHYG 332 , DHYG 333 , DHYG 335 , DHYG 336 , and DHYG 338  

Corequisites: DHYG 341 , DHYG 343 , DHYG 345 , DHYG 346 , and DHYG 349  

Quarters Offered: Summer

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

  • Perform selected preparation, assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and practice management procedures, with minimal or no guidance, ensuring client comfort and safety
  • Discuss concepts and principles related to selected aspects of preparation, assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation, and practice management
  • Apply the problem solving process using critical thinking skills, with some guidance, to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Apply the principles of teaching and learning, with some guidance, when providing dental hygiene care to clients
  • Apply basic principles of interpersonal communication, with some guidance, to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Apply basic research skills, with guidance, to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Collaborate with the dental team, with some guidance, when providing dental hygiene care
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own actions, with minimal guidance
  • Apply basic knowledge, values, and skills related to self- evaluation, with some guidance, to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Demonstrate professional behavior, with minimal guidance, when providing dental hygiene care
  • Integrate basic behavioral, biological, dental science, and professional courses with clinical knowledge, skills, and values, with some guidance, into the practice of dental hygiene


Total Hours: 130 Lecture Hours: 10 Lab or Clinical Hours: 120