DHY 2116 - Oral Embryology and
Development and composition of tissues of the oral cavity and related
DHY 2215 - Oral
Anatomy of dental structures.
DHY 2217 - Dental
Introduction to radiographic essentials. Emphasis on safety precautions,
paralleling technique, and processing of exposed film.
DHY 2223 - Dental
History and development of radiography, biological effects of exposure,
extraoral techniques, and interpretation of processed film.
Prerequisite: DHY 2217.
DHY 2226 - Dental
Hygiene Theory II
Continuation of Dental Hygiene Theory I. Includes oral disease control,
fundamentals of preventive principles and techniques, chemotherapeutic
agents, fluorides, stain removal, dental hypersensitivity, tobacco
cessation, and dental implants. Prerequisite: DHY 2312.
DHY 2311 - Chemistry
for Biological Sciences
Introduction to organic and biochemistry. Provides a foundation for
anatomy, physiology, nutrition, pathology, microbiology, and
DHY 2312 - Dental
Hygiene Theory I
Orientation to preclinical procedures. Emphasis on prevention of disease
transmission, examination techniques, medical histories, etiology of
plaque, calculus, and periodontal disease.
DHY 2314 - Human
Anatomy and Physiology I
Functions of the major organ systems. Emphasis on physiology,
microanatomy, and macroanatomy.
DHY 2322 - Oral
Patient interviews, medical/dental history, clinical oral examination.
Includes recognition and description of disease processes and oral
pathology. Emphasis on microbiology and the role of microorganisms in
the disease process.
DHY 2327 - Dental
Restorative and impression materials and abrasive agents. Includes
physical properties and manipulation variables.
DHY 2413 - Dental
Orientation and clinical application of instruments and practical
experience in performing the oral prophylaxis.
DHY 2521 - Dental
Hygiene Clinic I
Clinical application of dental hygiene techniques. Emphasis on patient
medical history, aseptic techniques, patient assessment procedures,
instrumentation, patient management, professional behavior, and
instrument sharpening. Prerequisite: DHY 2312, 2413, 2217.
DHY 2425 - Human
Anatomy and Physiology II
Continuation of Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Includes anatomy of the
head and neck with emphasis on osteology, neurology, and the circulatory
DHY 3145 - Dental
Hygiene Clinic - Summer
Provides for continuous clinical experience to enhance skills and
promote clinical competence. Offered in summer term only.
DHY 3233 - Nutrition
Introduction to the science of nutrition and its oral relevance.
Emphasis on preventive dentistry and counseling for dental disease
DHY 3246 - Local
Introduces principles related to local anesthetic injections and
provides for the clinical application of techniques. Reviews related
anatomical, neuro-physiological, and pharmacological considerations.
Prevention and treatment of local and systemic complications of local
anesthesia are stressed.
3332 - Pharmacology
Physiologic effects of medications. Emphasis on drugs used by the dental
DHY 3334 - Pathology
Basic concepts of pathology. Includes inflammation, immunology, changes
due to microorganisms, neoplasms, nutrition, and hormonal influence.
DHY 3335 - Periodontology
Periodontal diseases and the role of the dental hygienist in their
diagnosis, prevention, and treatment.
DHY 3342 - Management
of Patients with Special Needs
Management techniques for geriatric, chronically ill and handicapped
individuals. Includes topics and demonstrations related to head and neck
DHY 3343 - Practice
Dental hygiene and its relationship to the practice of dentistry.
Emphasis on procedures for patient management, recall, and record
keeping. Includes ethical issues and the American Dental Hygienists
Association Code of Ethics as well as jurisprudence topics.
DHY 3344 - Dental
Health Education and Community Dentistry
Dental health education and public health. Emphasis on the role of the
hygienist in promoting dental health in the private office and
community, education methods, biostatistics, and epidemiology.
DHY 3531 - Dental
Hygiene Clinic II
Continuation of Summer Clinic. Includes increased competency in
instrumentation and patient management skills on periodontally involved
patients. Prerequisite: DHY 2521, DHY 2223, and DHY 3145.
DHY 3541 - Dental
Hygiene Clinic III
Continuation of Dental Hygiene Clinic II. Includes increased competency
in the use of curets on periodontally involved patients, root planing,
subgingival curettage, use of the ultrasonic scaler, and time
management. Prerequisite: DHY 2223, DHY 3531.
4202 - Administrative Aspects of Dental Practice
An examination of dental practice management and administrative
concepts, policies, and procedures. A seminar and practicum approach
will be utilized and each student will develop a policy and procedure
manual for a selected dental office. Enrollment is limited to dental
hygiene students who are pursuing baccalaureate study.
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