Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Dec 19, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 412 Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice V

10 credits
This combined lecture and clinical course continues from the first year Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice courses. The scope of practice increases to include patients with a higher degree of difficulty and periodontal involvement. Advanced instrumentation techniques are incorporated into clinical care, and an increased level of independence and sophistication is demonstrated. Students interpret and synthesize information gathered from dental hygiene exams and risk assessments to plan and prioritize patient centered, comprehensive care. Restorative procedures are integrated into clinic and performed side-by-side with dental assisting students. The weekly lecture seminar includes didactic theory applicable to a more advanced level of clinical practice and provides an opportunity for clinical questions and class discussions.

Prerequisites: DHYG 341 , DHYG 342 , DHYG 343 , DHYG 345 , DHYG 346 , and DHYG 349  

Corequisites: DHYG 413 , DHYG 415 , and DHYG 416  

Quarters Offered: Fall

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’s 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: 170 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 140