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    Dec 15, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 422 Dental Hygiene Theory and Practive VI

11 credits
This lecture and clinical course is a continuation from DHYG 412 Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice V . Students demonstrate competence in various procedures as they build on existing knowledge and their clinical skills continue to progress. The focus is expanded to include increasingly advanced periodontal cases. Risk factors related to oral health are assessed and considered in the treatment plan as the dental hygiene process of care continues to be centered on evidence-based modalities with a preventive focus. Restorative procedures are performed side-by-side with dental assisting students and are integrated into the clinical course. Concurrently, the students participate in a weekly lecture seminar integrating clinical theory, values, and ethics.

Prerequisites: DHYG 412 , DHYG 413 , DHYG 415 , and DHYG 416  

Corequisites: DHYG 423 , DHYG 425 , and DHYG 426  

Quarters Offered: Winter

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 minimal guidance, to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Apply the principles of teaching and learning, with minimal guidance, when providing dental hygiene care to clients
  • Apply basic principles of interpersonal communication, with minimal guidance, to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Apply basic research skills, with minimal guidance, to the practice of dental hygiene
  • Collaborate with the dental team, with minimal guidance, when providing dental hygiene care
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own actions, with no guidance
  • Apply basic knowledge, values, and skills related to self- evaluation, with minimal 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 guidance, into the practice of dental hygiene


Total Hours: 190 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 160