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DENTAL HYGIENE

DHYG-100 Pre-Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic I
4 Credits

Through lecture and laboratory experience students will become knowledgeable and develop proficiency in basic principles of infection control, instrumentation, patient motivation, and assessment techniques. Clinic will correlate knowledge from the didactic portion of the course to conducting oral health services on typodonts and/or student partners under direct supervision. Skills will be practiced to competency. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites: DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-106 and DHYG-111. (2.5 hours theory, 6 hours clinical weekly)

DHYG-102 Histology and Embryology
2 Credits

This course will provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to apply elements of histology and embryology to the practice of dental hygiene. The development of the face, teeth, oral cavities, and nasal cavities will be introduced. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites: DHYG-104, DHYG-106, DHYG-100, and DHYG-111. (2 hours weekly)

DHYG-104 General and Oral Pathology
3 Credits

This course will discuss general pathology with a special emphasis on oral pathology. Using radiographs and slides of pertinent structures, dental hygiene students will learn to recognize and identify abnormal conditions of the mouth and teeth. Emphasis will be placed on the intra and extra oral clinical examination of patients. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites: DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-106, and DHYG-111. (3 hours weekly)

DHYG-106 Oral Anatomy and Tooth Morphology
3 Credits

This course examines the development of the head and neck as it applies to the practice of dental hygiene. Emphasis will be placed on the surface and underlying structures of the head and neck, concentrating on the muscles, nerves, blood supply, lymphatic drainage, cranial, and facial bones and their relationship to the teeth. Dental hygiene students will focus on the maxilla and the mandible. Also included will be the structure, morphology, eruption, and functions of the primary and permanent dentitions. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites: DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-100, and DHYG-111. (2.25 theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

DHYG-111 Dental Radiology
3 Credits

This course will introduce radiation protection and the use of standard, panoramic, and computerized digital radiographic equipment. Students will master the technique of radiographic image exposure, processing, mounting, and identification of standard, panoramic, and computerized radiographs and intraoral images; critiquing of oral radiographic images and identification of normal and abnormal anatomy and artifacts; and interpretation of radiographic and pictorial pathology of the hard and soft structures of the oral cavity with the use of radiographs. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and ENGL-121, CHEM-103, and BIOL-107. Corequisites: DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-104, and DHYG-106. (2.25 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

DHYG-150 Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic II
5 Credits
This course emphasizes advanced instrumentation technique and supportive dental hygiene therapy. Students will enhance and refine instrumentation techniques to a competent level. This course will provide instruction on the removal of hard and soft deposits, patient assessment, treatment planning, and dental hygiene diagnosis. Students will be treating patients under general supervision. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-106, and DHYG-111. Corequisites: DHYG-208, DHYG-209, BIOL-106, and NUTR-211. (3 hours theory, 8 hours clinical weekly)

DHYG-200 Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic III
4 Credits

Students will expand on principles and clinical skills of dental hygiene practice. Students will use research, discussions, and professional judgment to provide comprehensive dental hygiene treatment plans. Topics will include root planning, sub-gingival irrigation, ultrasonic use, case presentations, nutritional counseling, and treatment of the special needs patient. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-150, DHYG-208, DHYG-209, NUTR-211, and BIOL-106. Corequisites: DHYG-207, DHYG-210, SOCI-101, and SPCH-105. (2 hours theory, 8 hours clinical weekly)

DHYG-207 Dental Public Health
3 Credits

This course introduces the principles of public health in relation to dental hygienist roles in providing health care to the community. Emphasis is placed on prevention of dental disease in the public health setting. An overview of the history and philosophy of public health practice and administration is discussed. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-150, DHYG-208, DHYG-209, NUTR-211, and BIOL-106. Corequisites: DHYG-200, DHYG-210, SOCI-101, and SPCH-105. (3 hours weekly)

DHYG-208 Dental Materials
3 Credits

This course will discuss the purpose and use of dental materials used in dentistry. Topics will include the physical, chemical, biological, and mechanical properties of dental materials. Discussed will be resins, bases, amalgam, cements, impression materials, and pit and fissure sealants. Students will learn the principles and application of expanded duties for the registered dental hygienist. Prerequisites: Admission to Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-106, and DHYG-111. Corequisites: DHYG-150, DHYG-209, BIOL-106, and NUTR-211. (2 hours theory, 4 hours lab weekly)

DHYG-209 Periodontics
2 Credits

This course will examine the histological and clinical characteristics of healthy and diseased periodontium. Topics will include a discussion of the histological inflammation process and host response as related to periodontal disease. Also included will be the periodontal exam, prognosis, treatment planning, periodontal instrumentation (scaling and root planning), and surgery. Emphasis will be on the prevention and disease control process through the use of oral home care products. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-100, DHYG-102, DHYG-104, DHYG-106, and DHYG-111. Corequisites: DHYG-150, DHYG-208, NUTR-211, and BIOL-106. (2 hours weekly)

DHYG-210 Pharmacology and Pain Management
2 Credits

This course will discuss the impact of pharmaceutical drugs as related to the clinical practice of dental hygiene. Students will learn the therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and impact of pharmaceutical drugs. Topics will include absorption, distribution, metabolism, interactions, and drug action in the body. Anesthetics and pain management will be reviewed. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-150, DHYG-208, DHYG-209, NUTR-211, and BIOL-106. Corequisites: DHYG-200, DHYG-207, SOCI-101, and SPCH-105. (2 hours theory weekly)

DHYG-250 Dental Hygiene Theory and Clinic IV
4 Credits

Students will utilize experience and opportunities to practice entry-level dental hygiene. Students will perfect clinical skills and prepare for National Board Examination. This course will focus on the transition to dental hygiene practice beyond graduation. Topics will include time management, job interview techniques, resume writing, dental office procedures and management, professionalism, and professional organizations. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-200, DHYG-207, DHYG-210, SOCI-101, and SPCH-105. Corequisites: DHYG-257, MATH-138, and PSYC-101. (2 hours theory, 8 hours clinical weekly)

DHYG-257 Dental Hygiene Ethics and Jurisprudence
1 Credit

This course will discuss basic ethical principles, ethical problem-solving methods, and the ethics of the American Dental Hygienist Association. Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program and DHYG-200, DHYG-207, DHYG-210, SOCI-101, and SPCH-105. Corequisites: DHYG-250, MATH-138, and PSYC-101. (1 hour weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST