Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2015–2016

Prerequisites

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4 credits—The first of a two-semester sequence especially designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring an in-depth undergraduate transfer course. The course focuses on the interdependent relationships between the structure and functions of body systems and the ways these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure the survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include levels of organization, the chemistry of life, support/movement, integration/control, and coordination. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab and BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab with a grade of C or better

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

4 credits—The second of a two-semester sequence designed for students pursuing careers in allied health fields or wishing an in-depth undergraduate transfer course in the biological sciences. The course focuses on interdependent relationships between the structures and functions of body systems and the way these parts interact (homeostasis) to insure survival of the organism. Major topics addressed include systems associated with circulation, maintenance, elimination, and continuity. Coordinated laboratory exercises focus on anatomical knowledge and physiological functions.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

BIO185 Microbiology with lab

3 credits—This lecture-laboratory course emphasizes a survey of general topics needed by students entering careers in allied health fields as well as any student desiring a background in microbiology. The course covers aspects of microbial function, nutrition and growth, metabolism, energy procurement, medical genetics, genetic engineering, control using physical and chemical agents, host-parasitic relationships as well as beneficial roles of microorganisms. Coordinated laboratory exercises enhance and support the lecture topics.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry

4 credits—An introductory course which assumes a minimal student background in mathematics and chemistry. The course is intended to serve students in allied health programs and any student desiring an application-oriented, less theoretical approach to chemistry. The course introduces students to the practical aspects and basic concepts of chemistry including measurements, dimensional analysis, matter, energy, atoms, elements, the Periodic Chart, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, nomenclature, an introduction to organic chemistry, chemical quantities, formulas, gases, chemical calculations, balancing equations, solutions, acids and bases, chemical kinetics, and equilibrium. Coordinated laboratory exercises are intended to emphasize topics covered in the lecture as well as stress basic laboratory techniques.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of 'C' in MAT063 Elementary Algebra OR appropriate placement score.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

4 credits—This lecture-laboratory course is intended primarily to serve undergraduate health-related majors such as nursing and dental hygiene as well as the general studies students seeking an integrated background in organic and biological chemistry. Students will study topics applications from a clinical, human, or environmental perspective. Laboratory exercises are coordinated with the lecture topics.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry

2015–2016 Course Cost: $638.00

HSC108 Introduction to Health Professions

2 credits—This course introduces the student to the healthcare system and provides an opportunity to explore a wide variety of health careers/professions. Content includes a broad overview of the state and federal regulations governing healthcare. Students will explore ethical and legal responsibilities within the healthcare system including expectations for professional behavior. Also included are the standards for HIPAA, infection control, and hazardous communication. Students will receive child and dependent adult abuse training and certification. Basic infection control protocols and vital sign skills will be conducted.

Lecture Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

HSC113 Medical Terminology for Health Sciences

2 credits—This course presents the foundation necessary to develop a basic medical terminology vocabulary. Emphasis on the components of terms as related to each body system will be provided. The course further provides the student with the opportunity to properly spell, pronounce, and utilize medical terms. The utilization of a medical dictionary will also be a focus.

Lecture Hours: 32

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

Semester 1

DHY115 Head and Neck Anatomy for Dental Hygienist

2 credits—This course familiarizes the student with the anatomy of the head and neck, oral structures. Knowledge of the anatomy of the head and neck and oral structures is an essential prerequisite of such courses as clinical dental hygiene.

Lecture Hours: 32

Other Requirements: Admission to Dental Hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY116 Tooth Morphology

1 credits—This course will teach the anatomy and structure of each individual tooth crown and root. Permanent and primary dentitions will be studied with emphasis on identification,numbering systems, function,and application of instrumentation skills to each tooth surface.

Lecture Hours: 16

Other Requirements: Admission to Dental Hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $344.50

DHY121 Oral Histology and Embryology

2 credits—This course presents the anatomy of the tooth and its surrounding tissues on a microscopic level. The formation of the face before birth is studied and is followed by an examination of each part of the tooth and its surrounding structures during formation, eruption and function of both the primary and permanent dentitions.

Lecture Hours: 32

Other Requirements: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY162 Oral Radiology

2 credits—Oral Radiology teaches the basic techniques of exposure of common types of dental radiographs, film processing procedures, setup and care of the darkroom, science of the x-ray beam, and operation of standard and panoramic x-ray equipment. Lifelike manikins for student practice are utilized and emphasis is placed on radiation safety procedures for both patient and operator.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 48

Other Requirements: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $409.00

DHY175 Fundamentals of Clinical Dental Hygiene

6 credits—This course serves as a foundation to Clinical Dental Hygiene II, III, and IV. The student will learn the skills of dental hygiene practice and client management through simulated clinical situations as well as in lecture/discussion sessions.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 96

Other Requirements: Admission to the dental hygiene program.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $3572.00

Semester 2

DHY141 General and Oral Pathology

3 credits—This lecture course addresses concepts of both General and Oral Pathology. General Pathology content provides information regarding human disease and reviews major diseases of the human body, discussed by system. Oral Pathology content emphasizes pathological conditions of the head, neck and oral structures and relates this information to the Dental Hygiene Model.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): DHY121 Oral Histology & Embryology

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

DHY187 Clinical Dental Hygiene II

3 credits—This course is the first of three in a sequence that provides clinical experience. The student applies the Dental Hygiene Process of Care while working with actual clinic clients. The emphasis of this course is to achieve competency in basic assessment and preventative dental hygiene treatment skills.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 144

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of 'C' in DHY175 Fundamentals of Clinical Dental Hygiene
A minimum grade of 'C' in DHY162 Oral Radiology

Co-requisite(s): DHY188 Clinical D H II Seminar

2015–2016 Course Cost: $528.50

DHY188 Clinical Dental Hygiene II Seminar

1 credits—Dental Hygiene Practicum II complements Clinical Dental Hygiene II by supplying the theory behind the Dental Hygiene Process of Care. This course also introduces the theory behind basic procedures needed to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY162 Oral Radiology and DHY175 Fundamentals of Clinical Dental Hygiene.

Co-requisite(s): DHY187 Clinical Dental Hygiene II

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

DHY210 Introduction to Periodontology

1 credits—This course will provide first year students the basic concepts and fundamentals of periodontal health and disease. The student will be able to relate this knowledge to the clinical setting.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY121 Oral Histology & Embryology.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY141 General and Oral Pathology.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

DHY222 Biomaterials for the Dental Hygienist

3 credits—This course introduces the dental hygiene student to the materials commonly employed in the practice of dentistry and, in particular, to those materials utilized by the dental hygienist. Through lecture sessions the makeup and properties of the various materials such as plaster and stone, impression material, amalgam, and cements are presented as well as their relationship to one another. Through laboratory experience the student learns techniques in preparation, mixing, handling, and storage of these materials.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry.

Co-requisite(s): A minimum grade of C in CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry .

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

DHY240 Ethics and Jurisprudence

1 credits—This course presents background on the theory, philosophy, and ethics for dental hygiene and the profession. Legal aspects of practice are presented as well as aspects of entry into practice and job seeking skills.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of 'C' in DHY175 Fundamentals of Clinical Dental Hygiene

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

DHY262 Special Needs Patient Education

1 credits—This course provides basic concepts of learning for behavioral change and the care of patients with special needs.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY 175 Fundamentals of Clinical Dental Hygiene

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

Semester 3 – Summer

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

Semester 4

BIO151 Nutrition

3 credits—This course will introduce students to the science of nutrition. The course will examine individual nutrients; their structure and function in the human body; nutrient composition of food; and selection of food to meet nutrient needs, maintain health, and satisfaction. Students will understand and apply present day knowledge of nutrition to dietary patterns and needs of selected individuals and groups. The course is an advanced beginning course in human nutrition designed for students with a science background.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

DHY131 Pharmacology

2 credits—This course will provide the student with an academic background in the area of pharmacology with relation to the drugs used in the dental practice. The metric system, terminology, drugs and their specific reactions will be presented.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): CHM132 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry and BIO159 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY211 Periodontology

2 credits—An in-depth study of the healthy and diseased periodontium is covered in this course. The student will be able to relate this knowledge to the clinical setting.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): DHY141 General and Oral Pathology BIO159 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY254 Community Oral Health I

2 credits—The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a background in the development and functions of federal, state and local health systems, and to prepare the student to participate in community health activities.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY188 Clinical D H II Seminar and SOC110 Introduction to Sociology.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY271 Pain Control

2 credits—This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for the student to perform pain control techniques competently. The course will discuss both the content needed to perform local anesthesia and to perform nitrous oxide/oxygen administration and monitoring.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): DHY113 Dental Hygiene Anatomical Sciences, DHY185 Clinical Dental Hygiene II

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY297 Clinical Dental Hygiene III

4 credits—This course enables the students to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to meet the total oral health needs of each client, including referrals for treatment. Students will progressively increase their clinical abilities toward levels of proficiency required for entry level as measured by fulfillment of the clinic competencies for the semester.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY187 Clinical Dental Hygiene II and DHY188 Clinical Dental Hygiene II Seminar.

Co-requisite(s): DHY211 Periodontology and DHY298 Clinical Dental Hygiene III Seminar

2015–2016 Course Cost: $2388.00

DHY298 Clinical Dental Hygiene III Seminar

2 credits—This course will introduce adjunctive dental hygiene procedures/techniques and disease control theory along with research methodology. The course also expands on instrumentation techniques, case-based problem solving and radiographic interpretation.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY187 Clinical Dental Hygiene II and DHY188 Clinical Dental Hygiene II Seminar.

Co-requisite(s): DHY297 Clinical Dental Hygiene III and DHY271 Pain Control

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

Semester 5

DHY259 Community Oral Health Service Learning Experience

1 credits—This course is designed to provide the students with experience developing and evaluating community oral health programs.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY254 Community Oral Health I.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

DHY272 Interdisciplinary Health Care

2 credits—This course will use specialists in the varied health fields to make the student aware of the interrelationships between these specialties and dental hygiene. Additionally, the course promotes an understanding of the potential dental hygiene practice settings through observations made in rotation in the community.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY254 Community Oral Health I and DHY297 Clinical Dental Hygiene III.

2015–2016 Course Cost: $319.00

DHY307 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

4 credits—This course is the final preparation for the students in clinical practice. When the course is completed, the student will have the proficiency and skill to maintain the ideals of the dental hygiene profession.

Lecture Hours: 0 Lab Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY271 Pain Control, DHY297 Clinical Dental Hygiene III, and DHY298 Clinical Dental Hygiene III Seminar .

2015–2016 Course Cost: $1863.00

DHY308 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV Seminar

1 credits—This course is intended to incorporate lecture and clinical practicum time. It will allow for more demonstration, mentoring, remediation, critiques and methodology for the students as they prepare for dental hygiene licensure.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in DHY271 Pain Control, DHY297 Clinical Dental Hygiene III, and DHY298 Clinical Dental Hygiene III Seminar.

Co-requisite(s): DHY307 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

2015–2016 Course Cost: $989.50

DHY901 Independent Study Clinical Dental Hygiene (optional)

1 credits

Lecture Hours: 0

2015–2016 Course Cost: $159.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2015–2016 Course Cost: $478.50

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4013
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Advisor

Emily Boge
Grundy Hall 138
319-296-2329 ext.1121
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Dean

Candace Croft
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4432
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