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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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DNHY 3014 - Dental Hygiene I


4 (4-0)

(formerly 3113)

Prerequisite(s): Admission procedures completed or consent of Dental Hygiene Department Chair. Concurrent enrollment in DNHY 3114  (Clinical Practice I).

Overall orientation to program, review of the history of the dental hygiene profession, discussion of institutional accreditation and individual licensing, and an introduction to the current dental health trends, issues, research, and legislation influencing the dental hygiene profession as well as the changing role of the dental hygienist. Emphasis is placed on a study of the prevention of disease transmission, content and rationale for comprehensive assessment of health, dental, and periodontal status; content and rationale for treatment plans and summaries; and instrumentation techniques and patient education based on the needs of the individual patient. This course must be taken in conjunction with Clinical Practice I to achieve basic cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills in patient care procedures.


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