Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

DEHY 240 - Dental Hygiene Clinic 3

5.5 CR
This course is a combination of dental hygiene theory and clinical practice. In the lecture part of the class, the emphasis is placed on the dental health care of special needs patients. Emphasis is placed on the need for integration of these preventative education techniques into the dental hygiene treatment plan for special needs. Students participate in active learning by completing case studies, which include written treatment plans for special needs patients. During the clinical sessions, students utilize their knowledge in developing and implementing comprehensive dental hygiene treatment plans, including taking radiographs using appropriate patient selection criteria. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program required.
Requisites: Take DEHY 121  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Relate knowledge of the dental hygiene treatment and preventive education concepts to the dental hygiene treatment plan for patients with various special needs.
  2. Perform the dental hygiene process of care for all clinical patients including those with special needs.
  3. Explain to patient home care recommendations as a result of clinical oral findings.
  4. Use behavior modification techniques to help patients implement preventive oral health habits.
  5. Demonstrate the skills required in the delivery of preventive education including sensitivity in dealing with a diverse patient population.
  6. Use correct skills required for the performance of the dental hygiene process of care.
  7. Integrate principles from previous clinical dental hygiene courses and oral anatomy into the delivery of dental hygiene care.
  8. Perform patient services in a professional and ethical manner.