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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

DHYG-122 Dental Hygiene II

Credits 5 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076. Co-requisite: DHYG-122C  Note: Coordinators signature required to register in this course.
An introductory course where students perform dental hygiene preventive procedures and patient education on patients from the community under supervision.

Course Outcomes
1. Determine and evaluate proper instrument sharpening techniques 2. Evaluate tobacco & chemical dependencies and the dental patient 3. Define and evaluate dentifrices 4. Discuss the use of chemotherapeutics and the delivery systems 5. Explain and discuss the etiology and treatment of dentinal sensitivity 6. Discuss and evaluate prevention and emergency management of dental trauma 7. Explain the care of dental appliances and associated tissue evaluation 8. Evaluate oral risks based on patient assessment 9. Discuss and evaluate the importance of understanding salivary dysfunction 10. Discuss neurological and sensory impairment of the dental patient 11. Explain how hormonal imbalances affect patient care 12. Discuss mental and emotional disturbances and its relationship to dental care 13. Identify immune system dysfunction and its role in oral care consideration.