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Dental Hygiene (DH)

School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene

Dental hygiene courses must be taken in sequence and are open only to those admitted to the program by the Department of Dental Hygiene.

DH 231 Oral Anatomy and Tooth Morphology (2) The study of the structure and functions of the head and neck with emphasis on structures in or related to the oral cavity; of tooth morphology. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: BIOC 241, PHYL 103, PHYL 103L; or equivalent. Co-requisite: 231L. DB

DH 231L Oral Anatomy and Tooth Morphology Lab (2) (2 3-hr Lab) Application of DH 231 didactic concepts to laboratory activities and practices. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: BIOC 241 and PHYL 103, PHYL 103L; or equivalent. Co-requisite: 231. DY

DH 238 Basic Dental Hygiene I (2) Relationship to dentistry, problems, trends, issues; role and functions of dental hygienists in prevention and control of chronic oral diseases; preliminary dental hygiene clinical and support procedures including vital signs; team concepts in dentistry. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Co-requisite: 238L and 239L. DB

DH 238L Basic Dental Hygiene I Lab (1) Application of preliminary dental hygiene clinical and support procedures including instrumentation, vital signs, and team concepts in dentistry. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Co-requisite: 238 and 239L. DY

DH 239L Basic Dental Hygiene I Lab (1) Application of preliminary dental hygiene clinical and support procedures including instrumentation, vital signs, and team concepts in dentistry. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Co-requisite: 238/238L. DY

DH 240 Basic Dental Hygiene II (2) Basic dental hygiene theory and skills including competencies in health history taking, examination, patient care plan, oral prophylaxis, application of caries preventive agents, plaque control and support procedures. A-F only. Pre: 238, 238L and 239L. Co-requisite: 240L, 241L and 242L. DB

DH 240L Basic Dental Hygiene Lab/Clinic (1) (1 4-hr Lab/Clinic) Laboratory and clinical experiences in basic dental hygiene skills and competencies including history taking, examination, patient care plan, oral prophylaxis, application of caries preventive agents, and clinic procedures. A-F only. Pre: 238 and 238L. Co-requisite: 240, 241L, and 242L.

DH 241L Basic Dental Hygiene Lab/Clinic (1) (1 6-hr Lab/Clinic) Laboratory and clinical experiences in basic dental hygiene skills and competencies including history taking, examination, patient care plan, oral prophylaxis, application of caries preventive agents, and clinic support procedures. A-F only. Pre: 238 and 238L. Co-requisite: 240, 240L, and 242L. DY

DH 242L Basic Dental Hygiene Lab/Clinic (1) (1 4-hr Lab/Clinic) Laboratory and clinical experiences in basic dental hygiene skills and competencies including history taking, examination, patient care plan, oral prophylaxis, application of caries preventive agents, and clinic support procedures. A-F only. Pre: 238 and 238L. Co-requisite: 240, 240L, 241L. DY

DH 250 General and Oral Histology and Embryology (2) Cells and tissues and their embryologic origin, with particular reference to teeth and their supporting structures. Pre: 231 (or concurrent). (Fall only) DB

DH 251 General and Oral Histology and Embryology (1) Continuation of 250. Pre: 250. (Spring only) DB

DH 281 Dental Radiography (2) Basic principles of radiation and fundamental information to understand and safely use radiation in dental radiography. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: 231. Co-requisite: 281L.

DH 281L Dental Radiography Lab/Clinic (1) (1 3-hr Lab/Clinic) Preparation and evaluation of radiographic survey of patients with varying dentition; methods, and indications of safety considerations in clinical application of roentgen rays. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: 231. Co-requisite: 281.

DH 361 Health Education and Promotion (2) Provides an overview of the concepts and application of health education and health promotion theories and principles as applies to individuals, groups and the larger public. Pre: open to non-nursing majors with consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as NURS 361)

DH 366 General and Oral Pathology (2) Nature and causes of disease, progress and termination or associated alterations of tissue, diseases affecting teeth and structures of oral cavity. Pre: 250 and 251 (or concurrent). (Spring only) DB

DH 367 General and Oral Pathology (1) Continuation of 366. Pre: 366. (Fall only) DB

DH 369 Dental Materials (1) Science of dental materials and its application to dentistry and dental hygiene. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 231. Co-requisite: 369L.

DH 369L Dental Materials Lab/Clinic (1) Laboratory and clinical application of concepts in the science of dental materials. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 231. Co-requisite: 369.

DH 370 Expanded Functions in Dental Hygiene (2) Basic concepts of expanded functions in dental hygiene. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: 369. Co-requisite: 370L.

DH 370L Expanded Functions Lab/Clinic (1) (2 1.5-hr Lab/Clinic) Application of basic concepts of expanded functions in dental hygiene. A-F only. Repeatable one time. Pre: 369. Co-requisite: 370.

DH 375 Clinical Dental Hygiene I (2) Development of dental hygiene concepts and skills; emergency procedures; team approach to dentistry, planning, implementing and evaluating total oral hygiene care of patients; review and critical analysis of current dental periodicals and research. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 240/240L, 241L, 242L, 281/281L, and 389. Co-requisite: 375L, 376L, 377L, and 378L.

DH 375L Clinical Dental Hygiene I Clinic (1) Clinical instruction and application of dental hygiene concepts and skills; emergency procedures; team approach to dentistry; planning, implementing, and evaluating total oral hygiene care of patients; review and critical analysis of current dental periodicals and research. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 240/240L, 241L, 242L, 281/281L, and 389. Co-requisite: 375, 376L, 377L, and 378L

DH 376L Clinical Dental Hygiene I Clinic (1) Clinical instruction and application of dental hygiene concepts and skills; emergency procedures; team approach to dentistry; planning, implementing, and evaluating total oral hygiene care of patients; review and critical analysis of current dental periodicals and research. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 240/240L, 241L, 242L, 281/281L, and 389. Co-requisite: 375/375L, 377L, and 378L.

DH 377L Clinical Dental Hygiene I Clinic (1) Clinical instruction and application of dental hygiene concepts and skills; emergency procedures; team approach to dentistry; planning, implementing, and evaluating total oral hygiene care of patients; review and critical analysis of current dental periodicals and research. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 240/240L, 241L, 242L, 281/281L, and 389. Co-requisite: 375, 375L, 376L, and 378L.

DH 378L Clinical Dental Hygiene I Clinic (1) Clinical instruction and application of dental hygiene concepts and skills; emergency procedures; team approach to dentistry; planning, implementing, and evaluating total oral hygiene care of patients; review and critical analysis of current dental periodicals and research. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 240/240L, 241L, 242L, 281/281L, and 389. Co-requisite: 375/375L, 376L, and 377L.

DH 380 Clinical Dental Hygiene II (2) Continuation of 375. Pre: 375. (Spring only)

DH 380L Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic (1) (1 6-hr Clinic) Continuation of 375. Clinical application of dental hygiene concepts and skills; emergency procedures; team approach to dentistry; planning, implementing and evaluating total oral hygiene care to patients. A-F only. Pre: 375. Co-requisite: 380, 381L and 382L.

DH 381L Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic (1) (1 6-hr Clinic) Continuation of 375. Clinical application of dental hygiene concepts and skills; emergency procedures; team approach to dentistry; planning, implementing, and evaluating total oral hygiene care to patients. A-F only. Pre: 375. Co-requisite: 380, 380L and 382L.

DH 382L Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic (1) (1 4-hr Clinic) Continuation of 375. Clinical application of dental hygiene concepts and skills; emergency procedures; team approach to dentistry; planning, implementing, and evaluating total oral hygiene care to patients. A-F only. Pre: 375. Co-requisite: 380, 380L and 381L.

DH 389 Pain Control and Local Anesthesia in Dentistry (2) Basic concepts of pain control and local anesthesia in dentistry with appropriate emphasis on psychological preparation, pharmacological preparation, and safe and effective administration of anesthesia in the practice of dental hygiene. Pre: 231 and 250. Co-requisite: 240, 251, and 366. (Spring only) DB

DH 390 Periodontology I (2) Normal periodontium, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and epidemiology of periodontal diseases, and mode of periodontal therapy. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 240, 251, and 366. (Fall only) DB

DH 391 Periodontology II (2) Continuation of DH 390. Normal Periodontium, etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and epidemiology of periodontal diseases, and mode of periodontal therapy. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 390. (Spring only) DB

DH 473 Community Health (3) Introduction and application of the principles of health education and dental public health into practice in schools, community agencies, and private dental offices (inclusive of problem assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation processes); epidemiology and biostatistics. A-F only. Pre: 361. (Fall only)

DH 475 Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene II (2) An in-depth knowledge and clinical application of expanded function in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 380/380L, 381L, 382L, and 391. Co-requisite: 475L, 476L, 477L, 478L.

DH 475L Advanced Dental Hygiene I Clinic A (1) Application of knowledge of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 380/380L, 381L, 382L, and 391. Co-requisite: 475, 476L, 477L, and 478L. (Fall only)

DH 476L Advanced Dental Hygiene I Clinic B (1) Application of knowledge of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 380/380L, 381L, 382L, and 391. Co-requisite: 475, 475L, 477L, and 478L. (Fall only)

DH 477L Advanced Dental Hygiene I Clinic C (1) Application of knowledge of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 380/380L, 381L, 382L, and 391. Co-requisite: 475, 475L, 476L, and 478L. (Fall only)

DH 478L Advanced Dental Hygiene I Clinic D (1) Application of knowledge of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 380/380L, 381L, 382L, and 391. Co-requisite: 475, 475L, 476L, and 477L. (Fall only)

DH 480 Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene II (2) In-depth knowledge development of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modifications in behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 475/475L, 476L, 477L, and 478L. Co-requisite: 480L, 481L, 482L, 483L. (Spring only)

DH 480L Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic (1) (1 4-hr Clinic) Application of knowledge of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 475/475L, 476L, 477L, and 478L. Co-requisite: 480, 481L, 482L, 483L. (Spring only)

DH 481L Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic (1) (1 4-hr Clinic) Application of knowledge of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 475/475L, 476L, 477L, and 478L. Co-requisite: 480/480L, 482L, 483L. (Spring only)

DH 482L Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic (1) (1 4-hr Clinic) Application of knowledge of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 475/475L, 476L, 477L, and 478L. Co-requisite: 480/480L, 481L, 483L. (Spring only)

DH 483L Advanced Clinical Dental Hygiene II Clinic (1) (1 4-hr Clinic) Application of knowledge of expanded functions in periodontics with emphasis on principles, techniques, procedures in pain-anxiety control, soft tissue curettage, host factors, and modification of behavior. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 475/475L, 476L, 477L, and 478L. Co-requisite: 480/480L, 481L, 482L. (Spring only)

DH 499 Directed Reading, Field Work, or Research (V) Individualized program of directed reading, field work, or research for major under supervision in related areas of dentistry and dental hygiene. Pre: consent.