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DNHY 4023 - Dental Hygiene III

3 (3-0)

Prerequisite(s): DNHY 3004 , DNHY 3005 , DNHY 3102 . Concurrent enrollment in DNHY 4018  (Clinical Practice III).

A study of the rationale, indications and/or contraindications, and utilization techniques for various procedures including pit and fissure sealants, ultrasonic scaling, periodontal scaling and root planning. The concepts of decision making are examined to help students become responsible and account for their actions. Recognition and management of life-threatening emergency situations are reviewed, with in-depth discussion of the etiological and/or precipitating factors, and the possible effects of these factors on the oral tissues. Emphasis is placed on the integration of this information with knowledge obtained in prerequisite courses to further develop critical thinking skills in obtaining comprehensive patient medical histories and development of dental hygiene treatment plans. This course must be taken in conjunction with Clinical Practice III to achieve cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills in patient care procedures covered.

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