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Dental Hygiene (DHY) 2014-2015

DHY 1100 Introduction to Dental Hygiene (A)

3 credits
This course is designed to acquaint the dental hygiene student with the role of the dental hygienist and to provide background knowledge, information, and the necessary foundation required for clinical dental hygiene care.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 2300, BIO 2232, CHEM 1113
Corequisites: DHY 1130, DHY 1140, DHY 1200, DHY 1210, DHY 1260
Lab fee: $110.00

DHY 1130 Dental Radiography (A)

3 credits
This course introduces the student to radiographic theory and techniques, with an emphasis on its nature and properties, safety precautions, and the uses of the x-ray in dentistry. Laboratory experience provides opportunity for practice in film placement, tube angulation, exposure, processing, and mounting.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 2300, BIO 2232, CHEM 1113
Corequisites:  DHY 1100, DHY 1140, DHY 1200, DHY 1210, DHY 1260
Lab fee: $100.00

DHY 1140 Dental Anatomy & Histology (A)

3 credits
This course provides the study of head and neck anatomy as well as anatomy of the oral cavity including tooth morphology. The student will also study the tissues comprising the oral cavity, along with the embryonic development of these tissues and facial structures.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 2300, BIO 2232, CHEM 1113
Corequisites: DHY 1100, DHY 1130, DHY 1200, DHY 1210, DHY 1260
Lab fee: $100.00

DHY 1161 Techniques I (SP)

1 credit
This course introduces the theory of planning dental hygiene care based on individual needs. Other topics covered include the study of a tobacco cessation program, dental appliances, implants, and the special needs of the geriatric, pregnant, and child patient.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: DHY 1100; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 1250, DHY 1261, DHY 1300, DHY 1861

DHY 1200 Dental Hygiene Pre-Clinic (A)

3 credits
This laboratory course is designed to prepare the student for the clinical practice of dental hygiene. The techniques and skills necessary to perform an oral prophylaxis and related procedures will be presented.
Lab: 9 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 2300, BIO 2232, CHEM 1113
Corequisites: DHY 1100, DHY 1130, DHY 1140, DHY 1210, DHY 1260
Lab fee: $300.00

DHY 1210 Preventive Concepts (A)

1 credit
This didactic course is designed to prepare the student for the clinical practice of dental hygiene. The techniques and skills necessary to perform an oral prophylaxis and related procedures will be presented.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: BIO 2300, BIO 2232, and CHEM 1113, all with a minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 1100, DHY 1130, DHY 1140, DHY 1200, DHY 1260

DHY 1250 Oral Pathology (SP)

1 credit
This course provides the study of oral pathology with emphasis placed upon the recognition of normal and abnormal conditions.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: DHY 1100; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 1161, DHY 1261, DHY 1300, DHY 1861

DHY 1260 Periodontology I (A)

1 credit
This course studies periodontal disease including current concepts pertaining to etiology, pathogenesis and assessments.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: BIO 2300, BIO 2232, CHEM 1113
Corequisites: DHY 1100, DHY 1130, DHY 1140, DHY 1200, DHY 1210

DHY 1261 Periodontology II (SP)

1 credit
This course continues the study of periodontal diseases with emphasis on treatment and planning dental hygiene care for the periodontally involved patient.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: DHY 1100; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 1161, DHY 1250, DHY 1300, DHY 1861

DHY 1300 Community Health Concepts (SP)

1 credit
This course introduces the dental hygiene student to public health concepts and principles. The student will be introduced to their roles and responsibilities as a community health educator. The student will also study biostatistics, dental indices, and research methods in dentistry.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: DHY 1100; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 1161,, DHY 1250, DHY 1261, DHY 1861

DHY 1861 Clinic I (SP)

3 credits
This clinical course continues the experience of care for the dental hygiene patient.
Clinical: 9 hours
Prerequisites: DHY 1100; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 1161, DHY 1250, DHY 1261, DHY 1300
Lab fee: $355.00

DHY 2200 Pain Management (SU)

1.5 credits
This course provides the basic concepts of local anesthesia and pain control.
Lecture: .5 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: DHY 1161; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2240, DHY 2262, DHY 2862
Lab fee: $200.00

DHY 2240 Dental Materials (SU)

1 credit
This course is designed to study the chemical, physical and biological properties of materials used in dentistry. Emphasis will be placed on the manipulation and utilization of materials that have application to the dental hygienist.
Lecture: 0.5 - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: DHY 1161; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2200, DHY 2262, DHY 2862
Lab fee: $150.00

DHY 2262 Techniques II (SU)

1 credit
This course is designed to introduce the practical aspects of nutritional needs of the dental patient and nutritional counseling, techniques of intraoral photography, and clinical techniques of root planing.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: DHY 1161; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2200, DHY 2240, DHY 2862

DHY 2263 Techniques III (A)

1 credit
This course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding regarding the dental hygiene care and management for patients with special needs.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: DHY 2262; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2300, DHY 2400, DHY 2863

DHY 2264 Techniques IV (SP)

1 credit
This one-hour lecture course provides student with knowledge of professional issues and ethics, legal responsibilities, the role of organized dentistry, and securing employment. The student will create a Dental Hygiene Portfolio including preparing a resume.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: DHY 2263; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2275, DHY 2864

DHY 2275 Dental Hygiene Case & Concept Review (SP)

1 credit
This comprehensive review of dental hygiene aids the student in preparation for both clinical and written examinations for licensure. During the course, each student will present a capstone project of a completed patient case study based on the assessment, plan, implementation, and evaluation of the case.
Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: DHY 2263; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2264, DHY 2864                Lab fee: $100.00

DHY 2294 Special Topics: Dental Hygiene (On Demand)

1-4 credits
This course provides a variety of topics to meet the current needs of the community and the industry.
Lecture: Varies

DHY 2300 Community Health (A)

2 credits
This course provides the dental hygiene student with the opportunity to apply the principles of community dental health in a practical setting. The practicum involves development, implementation, and evaluation of public health dental programs.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: DHY 2262; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2263, DHY 2863, DHY 2400         
Lab fee: $40.00

DHY 2400 Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist (A)

1.5 credits
This course surveys the drugs commonly used in the dental office.
Lecture: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: DHY 2262; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2263, DHY 2863, DHY 2300

DHY 2862 Clinic II (SU)

3 credits
This clinical course continues the clinical experience of total patient care and radiographic techniques. This is an S-designated Service Learning course.
Clinical: 9 hours
Prerequisites: DHY 1161; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2262, DHY 2240, DHY 2200
Lab fee: $355.00

DHY 2863 Clinic III (A)

4 credits
This clinical course continues the clinical experience of total patient care and radiographic techniques. This is an S-designated Service Learning course.
Clinical: 12 hours
Prerequisite: DHY 2262; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2263, DHY 2300, DHY 2400                             Lab fee: $355.00

DHY 2864 Clinic IV (SP)

4 credits
This course is the final course in the dental hygiene clinical sequence. This is an S-designated Service Learning course.
Clinical: 12 hours
Prerequisite: DHY 2263; minimum grade of “C”
Corequisites: DHY 2264, DHY 2275                Lab fee: $355.00