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

DHYG 349 Special Populations

2 credits
This course focuses on concepts of wellness and research-based dental hygiene practice. The student is introduced to the special needs of patients, to dental specialties, and to the concept of multi-disciplinary health care consultations and referrals.

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

Corequisites: DHYG 341 , DHYG 342 , DHYG 343 , DHYG 345 , and DHYG 346  

Quarters Offered: Summer

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

  • Refer patients to different dental specialties depending on their needs
  • Explain dental hygiene referral relationships with general and specialty dental practices
  • Explain a multidisciplinary team approach to client care
  • Use appropriate terminology to facilitate communication with members of allied professions and the public relating to the special needs of clients
  • Collaborate with clients with special needs and their care givers for dental hygiene care
  • Apply current research relating to the special needs of clients and how to properly care for their dental needs

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20