Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2015–2016

Prerequisites

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits—The first of a two-semester sequence especially designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring an in-depth undergraduate transfer course. The course focuses on the interdependent relationships between the structure and functions of body systems and the ways these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure the survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include levels of organization, the chemistry of life, support/movement, integration/control, and coordination. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions. To be applicable to any health career program, successful completion of both BIO-168 and BIO-173 with a grade of ?C? or better is required.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab

4 credits—The second of a two-semester sequence designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields or wishing an in-depth undergraduate transfer course in the biological sciences. The course focuses on interdependent relationships between the structures and functions of body systems and the way these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include systems associated with circulation, maintenance, elimination and continuity. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BIO168.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

BIO185 Microbiology w/Lab

3 credits—This lecture-laboratory course emphasizes a survey of general topics needed by students entering careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring a background in microbiology. The course covers aspects of microbial function, nutrition and growth, metabolism, energy procurement, medical genetics, genetic engineering, control using physical and chemical agents, host-parasitic relationships as well as beneficial roles of microorganisms. Coordinated laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry

4 credits—An introductory course which assumes a minimal student background in mathematics and chemistry. The course is intended to serve students in allied health programs and any student desiring an application-oriented, less theoretical approach to chemistry. The course introduces students to the practical aspects and basic concepts of chemistry including measurements, dimensional analysis, matter, energy, atoms, elements, the Periodic Chart, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, nomenclature, an introduction to organic chemistry, chemical quantities, formulas, gases, chemical calculations, balancing equations, solutions, acids and bases, chemical kinetics, and equilibrium. Coordinated laboratory exercises are intended to emphasize topics covered in the lecture as well as stress basic laboratory techniques. Elementary algebra is required as a prerequisite.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in MAT063.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

4 credits—This lecture-laboratory course is intended primarily to serve undergraduate health-related majors such as nursing and dental hygiene as well as the general studies students seeking an integrated background in organic and biological chemistry. Students will study topics applications from a clinical, human or environmental perspective. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with the lecture topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): CHM122

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

HSC108 Introduction to Health Professions

2 credits—This course introduces the student to the healthcare system and provides an opportunity to explore a wide variety of health careers/professions. Students will explore ethical and legal responsibilities within the healthcare system including expectations for professional behavior. This course will allow for certification in common healthcare requirements.

Lecture Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

HSC113 Medical Terminology

2 credits—This course presents the foundation necessary to develop a basic medical terminology vocabulary. Emphasis on the components of terms as related to each body system will be provided. The course further provides the student with the opportunity to properly spell, pronounce and utilize medical terms in relation to pathological conditions, tests, and procedures. Common medical abbreviations will also be discussed for each system.

Lecture Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

Semester 1

DHY115 Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Hygiene

2 credits—This course familiarizes the student with the anatomy of the head and neck, oral structures. Knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and oral structures is an essential prerequisite of such courses as clinical dental hygiene.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Dental Hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY116 Tooth Morphology

1 credits—This course will teach the anatomy and structure of each individual tooth crown and root. Permanent and primary dentitions will be studied with emphasis on identification, numbering systems, function, and application of instrumentation skills to each tooth surface.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): Must be in program major.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $344.50

DHY121 Oral Histology and Embryology

2 credits—This course presents the anatomy of the tooth and its surrounding tissues on a microscopic level. The formation of the face before birth is studied and is followed by an examination of each part of the tooth and its surrounding structures during formation, eruption and function of both the primary and permanent dentitions.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Dental Hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY162 Oral Radiology

2 credits—Oral Radiology teaches the basic techniques of exposure of common types of dental radiographs, film processing procedures, setup and care of the darkroom, science of the x-ray beam, and operation of standard and panoramic x-ray equipment. Lifelike manikins for student practice are utilized, and emphasis is placed on radiation safety procedures for both patient and operator.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $409.00

DHY175 Fundamentals of Clinical Dental Hygiene

6 credits—This course serves as a foundation to Clinical Dental Hygiene II, III, and IV. The student will learn the skills of dental hygiene practice and client management through simulated clinical situations as well as in lecture/discussion sessions.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $3572.00

Semester 2

DHY141 General and Oral Pathology

3 credits—This lecture course addresses concepts of both General and Oral Pathology. General Pathology content provides information regarding human disease and reviews major diseases of the human body, discussed by system. Oral Pathology content emphasizes pathological conditions of the head, neck and oral structures and relates this information to the Dental Hygiene Model

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY121.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BIO173.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

DHY187 Clinical Dental Hygiene II

3 credits—This course is the first of three in a sequence that provides clinical experience. The student applies the Dental Hygiene Process of Care while working with actual clinic clients. The emphasis of this course is to achieve competency in basic assessment and preventative dental hygiene treatment skills.

Clinic Hours: 144

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY175 and DHY162.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): DHY188

2015–2016 Course Cost: $528.50

DHY188 Clinical Dental Hygiene II Seminar

1 credits—Dental Hygiene Practicum II complements Clinical Dental Hygiene II by supplying the theory behind the Dental Hygiene Process of Care. This course also introduces the theory behind basic procedures needed to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY175 and DHY162.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): DHY187

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

DHY210 Introduction To Periodontology

1 credits—This course will provide first year students the basic concepts and fundamentals of periodontal health and disease. The student will be able to relate this knowledge to the clinical setting.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY121.

Pre/Co-requisite(s): DHY141

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

DHY222 Biomaterials for the Dental Hygienist

3 credits—This course introduces the dental hygiene student to the materials commonly employed in the practice of dentistry and, in particular, to those materials utilized by the dental hygienist. Through lecture sessions, the makeup and properties of the various materials such as plaster and stone, impression material, amalgam and cements are presented, as well as their relationship to one another. Through laboratory experience, the student learns techniques in preparation, mixing, handling and storage of these materials.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CHM122.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CHM132.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

DHY240 Ethics and Jurisprudence

1 credits—This course presents background on the theory, philosophy and ethics for dental hygiene and the profession. Legal aspects of practice are presented as well as aspects of entry into practice and job seeking skills.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY175.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

DHY262 Special Needs Patient Education

1 credits—This course provides basic concepts of learning for behavioral change and the care of patients with special needs.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY175.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

Semester 3 – Summer

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

Semester 4

BIO151 Nutrition

3 credits—Principles of Nutrition will introduce students to the science of nutrition. The course will examine individual nutrients; their structure and function in the human body; nutrient composition of food; and selection of food to meet nutrient needs, maintain health and satisfaction. Students will understand and apply present day knowledge of nutrition to dietary patterns and needs of selected individuals and groups. The course is an advanced beginning course in human nutrition designed for students with a science background.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

DHY131 Pharmacology

2 credits—This course will provide the student with an academic background in the area of pharmacology with relation to the drugs used in the dental practice. The metric system, terminology, drugs and their specific reactions will be presented.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in BIO173 and CHM132.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY211 Periodontology

2 credits—An in-depth study of the healthy and diseased periodontium is covered in this course. The student will be able to relate this knowledge to the clinical setting.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY141 and DHY210.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY254 Community Oral Health I

2 credits—The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a background in the development and functions of federal, state and local health systems, and to prepare the student to participate in community health activities.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY188 and SOC110.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY271 Pain Control

2 credits—This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for the student to perform pain control techniques competently. The course will discuss both the content needed to perform local anesthesia and to perform nitrous oxide/oxygen administration and monitoring.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY113 and DHY185.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY131.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY297 Clinical Dental Hygiene III

4 credits—This course enables the students to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to meet the total oral health needs of each client, including referrals for treatment. Students will progressively increase their clinical abilities toward levels of proficiency required for entry level as measured by fulfillment of the clinic competencies for the semester.

Clinic Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY187 and DHY188.

Co-requisite(s): DHY211 and DHY298

2015–2016 Course Cost: $2388.00

DHY298 Clinical Dental Hygiene III Seminar

2 credits—This course will: Introduce adjunctive dental hygiene procedures/techniques and disease control theory along with research methodology. The course also expands on instrumentation techniques, case-based problem solving and radiographic interpretation.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY187 and DHY188.

Co-requisite(s): DHY271 and DHY297

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

Semester 5

DHY259 Community Oral Health Service Learning Experience

1 credits—This course is designed to provide the students with experience developing and evaluating community oral health programs.

Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY254.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

DHY272 Interdisciplinary Health Care

2 credits—This course will use specialists in the varied health fields to make the student aware of the interrelationships between these specialties and dental hygiene. Additionally, the course promotes an understanding of the potential dental hygiene practice settings through observations made in rotation in the community.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY254 and DHY297.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY307 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

4 credits—This course is the final preparation for the students in clinical practice. When the course is completed, the student will have the proficiency and skill to maintain the ideals of the dental hygiene profession.

Clinic Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY271, and DHY197, and DHY298.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1863.00

DHY308 Clinical Dental Hygiene Seminar IV

1 credits—This course will incorporate dental hygiene care with critical thinking and case studies for the students as they prepare for dental hygiene licensure.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY271, and DHY197, and DHY298.

Co-requisite(s): DHY307

2015–2016 Course Cost: $989.50

DHY901 Independent Study Clinical Dental Hygiene (optional)

1 credits—This course provides opportunity for a student to focus previous course work and knowledge on a special issue as well as provide for individualized exploration of topics pertinent to the student's projected objectives within any recognized discipline. Faculty consultation is required prior to registration for this course

May be taken for up to 3 credits.

Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4013
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Advisor

Emily Boge
Grundy Hall 138
319-296-4302
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