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DHYG 1915

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Credit Hours   2   
Course Title   Clinical Dental Hygiene II   
Prerequisite(s)   DHYG 1901 and DHYG 1911, each with a "C" or better   
Corequisite(s)   DHYG 1904 and DHYG 1905   
Catalog Description   
This course provides the application of ethical and professional reasoning while delivering the dental hygiene process of care to patients in a clinical setting.
Expected Educational Results   
As a result of completing this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Provide appropriate dental hygiene care to clinical patients.
  2. Practice asepsis and effective infection control.
  3. Demonstrate correct principles of hand instrumentation.
  4. Teach oral health care to patients.
  5. Perform root-planing procedures at laboratory competency level in preparation for clinical competency.
  6. Perform office chemical irrigation procedures and teach home delivery procedures.
  7. Perform ultrasonic instrumentation.
  8. Plan appropriate case presentations to meet patient's dental hygiene needs.
General Education Outcomes   
  1. This course addresses the general education outcome relating to communications by requiring students to communicate professionally while using correct dental terminology.
  2. This course addresses the general education outcome regarding problem-solving by presenting students with patient case scenarios and with clinical patient situations for which they must plan solutions and/or provide care.
  3. This course addresses the general education outcome of application of scientific inquiry by requiring students to synthesize actual data collected from patients into actual patient case presentations and treatment plans.
Course Content   
  1. Treatment of Clinical Patients
  2. Comprehensive Periodontal Charting Miniclinic
  3. Chemical Irrigation and Ultrasonic Instrumentation Miniclinic
  4. Periodontal Debridement and Root Planing Miniclinic
  5. Periodontal Treatment Planning Miniclinic
Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
  1. Each patient treated is checked by a faculty instructor. Results are divided into 35% technique and 65% end product. All patient grades are averaged for semester course grade.
  2. Didactic and/or process evaluations on miniclinic topics. These will be a small percentage of the course grade.
  3. There will be no final exam.
The dental hygiene department maintains full accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation; additionally by reporting students' pass rates for state/regional/national licensing exams, the department will be able to assess the effectiveness of this course as well as the whole curriculum.

The faculty functions as the curriculum committee, along with science department faculty, and, as necessary, faculty from other departments are used to assist in periodic reviews of the curriculum. The department also articulates with a Department Advisory Committee, composed of members from the practicing dental and dental hygiene community, to maintain a current picture of the needs of current graduates/practitioners.

Last Revised: Aug. 16, 2011
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