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

DHYG 432 Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice VII

10 credits
This is the final lecture seminar and clinical course in the Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice series. Knowledge, values, and skills are synthesized to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care at an exit level of program competence. The weekly lecture seminar integrates all other courses (i.e. Dental Sciences, Restorative Dentistry, Community Dental Health, and Principles and Issues in Dental Hygiene) into the practice of dental hygiene and emphasizes practical application and preparation for entry into the practice of dental hygiene.

Prerequisites: DHYG 422 , DHYG 423 , DHYG 425 , and DHYG 426  

Corequisites: DHYG 433 , DHYG 434 , DHYG 435 , and DHYG 438  

Quarters Offered: Spring

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

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


Total Hours: 180 Lecture Hours: 20 Lab or Clinical Hours: 160