Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
DHY114Dent Hyg Anatomical Science4Dental anatomy supplemented by lectures, quizzes, exams and discussions on the development, morphology and functions of the teeth as well as principles of dental charting. Anatomy and physiology of the head and neck including mastication. Prerequisite: BIO 164Loading...
DHY121Oral Histology and Embryology2General and oral histology beginning with a consideration of cytology and followed by a study of the fundamentals of oral embryology and the normal microscopic anatomy of oral tissues. Prerequisite: BIO 164Loading...
DHY133Pharmacology3The study of drugs and their action on living tissue including their use as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease or to control or improve any physiological or pathological condition. Prerequisite: CHM 132, DHY 114, 181, 182Loading...
DHY141General and Oral Pathology3Basic concepts of disease process and the oral manifestations of inflammation, degenerative changes, neoplasms and developmental anomalies of the oral cavity. Prerequisite: BIO 164, DHY 121, 114Loading...
DHY161Oral Radiology3Lecture includes radiation physics; biological effects; radiation safety and protection; properties of x-ray film and digital receptors; techniques of exposing, processing, mounting and evaluating images; asepsis and legal and ethical responsibilities involved in performing radiographic procedures on dental patients of all ages and physical characteristics. Laboratory experiences are structured to enhance didactic competencies and to develop skills in exposing, processing, mounting, evaluating and interpreting radiographic images, as well as promoting clinical competence and professional demeanor. Corequisite: DEA 256 and DEA 507 or DHY 114Loading...
DHY170Principles of Dental Hygiene2Basic principles of clinical dental hygiene are introduced. In the practicum portion, we will look at the etiology of deposits and their effect on oral tissue, along with the theory and instrumentation techniques in deposit removal. Prerequisite: BIO 154, CHM 122. Corequisite: DHY 171Loading...
DHY171Principles of Dental Hyg Pract3See DHY 170. Prerequisite: BIO 164, CHM 122. Corequisite: DHY 170Loading...
DHY181Dental Hygiene I2A continuation of instrumentation techniques. Emphasis is placed on patient assessment and principles of patient education in chairside instruction. Topics include polishing techniques, topical application of fluoride and supplementary procedure. Prerequisite: DHY 170, 171. Corequisite: DHY 182Loading...
DHY182Clinical Dental Hygiene I4See DHY 181. Prerequisite: DHY 170, 171. Corequisite: DHY 181,164Loading...
DHY202Dental Hygiene Review2A discussion of essential dental hygiene knowledge in preparation for the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and the Central Regional Testing Service, clinical examination. (P/F)Loading...
DHY211Periodontology2The clinical characteristics, histopathology, etiology and treatment of periodontal diseases are presented. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the dental hygienist in the prevention and management of periodontal diseases. Prerequisite: DHY 121, 181, 182. Corequisite: DHY 282Loading...
DHY221Dental Materials2A study of materials utilized in the practice of dentistry. Properties of dental materials and ADA requirements are presented. Corequisite: DEA 256 and DEA 424 or DHY 114 and DHY 223 must be taken concurrently or prior to this course.Loading...
DHY223Dental Materials Lab1Through laboratory experience, the student learns techniques in the preparation and utilization of dental materials. Corequisite: DHY 221Loading...
DHY230Oral Health Nutrition2This course relates nutrients and their effect on oral health throughout the life cycle. Course includes an introduction to the principles of dietary counseling for optimal oral health. Prerequisite: BIO 164, CHM 132Loading...
DHY251Community Oral Health3The course relates the concepts of dental public health and preventive dentistry, including principles of biostatistics, epidemiology, dental manpower and delivery systems. Students plan, implement and evaluate a community dental health project. Prerequisite: DHY 261Loading...
DHY261Dental Health Education3An introduction to the principles of instruction in health care. The course will include developing, presenting and evaluating dental health education programs for public schools and community groups. Prerequisite: DHY 170, 171Loading...
DHY281Dental Hygiene II2A continuation of clinical practices. Further instruction and application in techniques for a complete oral prophylaxis and Phase 1 therapy. Topics include smoking cessation, intraoral photography, sonic scaling and air polishing. Prerequisite: DHY 181, 182. Corequisite: DHY 282Loading...
DHY282Clinical Dental Hygiene II2See DHY 281. Prerequisite: DHY 181, 182. Corequisite: DHY 281Loading...
DHY291Dental Hygiene III2A continuation of clinical practices. Topics include dental hygiene care for individuals with special needs, care planning, third-party payment applications, substance abuse and dependent adult abuse. Prerequisite: DHY 281, 282. Corequisite: DHY 292Loading...
DHY292Clinical Dental Hygiene III5See DHY 291. Prerequisite: DHY 281, 282. Corequisite: DHY 291Loading...
DHY301Dental Hygiene IV2A continuation of clinical practices. Legal, ethical and management aspects of the dental care system are considered. Career alternatives and job-seeking skills are demonstrated. Prerequisite: DHY 292, 291. Corequisite: DHY 302Loading...
DHY302Clinical Dental Hygiene IV5See DHY 301. Prerequisite: DHY 292, 291. Corequisite: DHY 301Loading...