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2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

DHYG-121 Dental Hygiene I

Credits 6 / 2 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Coordinator’s signature is required for registration; Placement into College Level Reading, completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0 or higher, or successful completion of ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092; DHYG-102. Co-requisite: Student must register in one section each of DHYG-115  and DHYG-121L  
An introduction to preventative techniques and the development of necessary skills for deplaquing and debridement of teeth. Includes instruction in oral examination charting recording and application of topical fluoride. Patient education is introduced.

Course Outcomes
1. Define a philosophy of patient-centered care 2. Identify examples of patient-hygienist interactions that reflect the philosophy of patient-centered care 3. Recognize the major influences on the development of the dental hygiene profession over the past three decades 4. Recognize clinical practices that can be characterized as “technical/doing” versus “scientific thinking” versus a combination of those two approaches 5. Define professional culture 6. List at least 10 key components of dental hygiene’s professional culture