DHYG-221 Dental Hygiene III
Credits 7 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Coordinators signature required to register in this course; Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076; DHYG-122.
Co-requisite: Student must register in one section of DHYG-221C
A continuation of clinical experience with patients including treatment planning intial and maintenance appointments patient education nutritional counseling sealant application and radiographic surveys.
1. The student and instructor will reach a consensus as to the best methods for clinical operations in DH 221 clinic 2. Students will develop their skills in critical thinking 3. Student will explore the provision of a clinical dental hygiene services in the areas of a) assessing patient characteristics, b) obtaining and interpreting radiographs, c) planning/managing dental hygiene care, d) performing periodontal procedures, e) using preventative agents and f) providing supportive treatment services 4. Students will determine areas of improvement and areas requiring further study and skill development 5. Students will provide critical thinking skills in the provision of clinical dental services