Jan 30, 2023  

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DH 135 - Clinical Dental Hygiene II

Credits: 3
Provides the opportunity to practice and increase the students' proficiency skill levels from previous Dental Hygiene courses. 

Prerequisite(s): DH 120 , DH 121 DH 122 DH 123 DH 123L , DH 124A DH 125 , and LW 206A , each with a “C” (2.0) minimum grade.
Corequisite(s): DH 124B DH 130 DH 131 , and LWA 206B .
Lecture Hours: 7.5 Lab Hours: 90
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Assess oral conditions, detect supragingival and subgingival calculus; accurately measure the depth of the gingival sulcus and/or periodontal pockets; and identify stain and plaque in dental hygiene cases. Furthermore, effectively remove supragingival and subgingival calculus while treating uncomplicated dental hygiene cases and demonstrate competencies for periodontally involved dental hygiene cases at a beginning level.
    1. Demonstrate various skills and services at the stated competency level. Patient Requirements:
      1. Successfully complete patients of various classifications and provide services such as dietary analysis, irrigation, desensitizing, and topical.
      2. Attend Private Conferences and all Clinical Class Conferences.
      3. Perform assigned Rotation Duties.
      4. Successfully demonstrate each process evaluation (PE) on a clinical patient. Instrumentation PE’s must be done on a clinical patient.
    2. Demonstrate various skills and competencies in the following areas: medical emergency training, intra oral camera, digital radiographs, ultrasonics, and air abrasives.
    3. Function in a professional manner. Direct observation will be made throughout the clinic sessions. Professionalism will be observed. Professionalism for Dental Hygiene students consists of accurate and neat recording of legal records, confidentiality of patient records, professional appearance, proper attitude toward patient care, and mature interpersonal relations with all members of the dental health team.

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