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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

DHYG-120 Oral Disease Prevention

Credits 1 / 1 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Coordinator’s signature required to register; Program Eligibility Requirements; Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076.
An introductory course in nutrition and relationship to oral disease prevention. Counseling techniques for dental patients is included.

Course Outcomes
1. Discuss the dental caries process and its relationship to dietary intake 2. Gain an appreciation for the recommended dietary allowances for common food sources 3. Understand current food labeling 4. Explain the demineralization and remineralization process and its contribution to the development of dental caries 5. Understand the role of fluoride in the caries prevention process and discuss the advantages of fluoride to dental patients and make specific recommendations for fluoride treatment