Dental Hygiene (DEH)

DEH1002  CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE PROCEDURES  (2.00 Credits)

A course designed to provide knowledge of the principles of dental hygiene with a detailed study of instrumentation. The course includes data collection and mastery of beginning techniques in dental care.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Corequisite: DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2400 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2840L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Corequisite: DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2400 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2840L (minimum grade: C)
DEH1002L  PRECLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE LAB  (2.00 Credits)

The laboratory portion of this course is designed to provide hands-on instruction in the application of dental hygiene procedures with a detailed study of instrumentation. The course includes data collection and mastery of beginning techniques in dental patient care.

Total Contact Hrs: 96.00
Lab Hrs: 96.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $133.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
DEH1130  ORAL HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY  (2.00 Credits)

This course studies the embryonic development and the histology of the components of the oral cavity. This includes a comprehensive study of the cells and tissues of the oral cavity.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: DEH1602 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1802 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1802L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: DEH1602 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1802 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1802L (minimum grade: C)
DEH1602  PERIODONTOLOGY  (3.00 Credits)

This course presents the etiology and classification of periodontal disease and principles of periodontia pertinent to dental hygiene practice. Principles of occlusion and periodontal surgery techniques are discussed through the use of case presentations.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
DEH1602L  PERIODONTOLOGY LAB  (1.00 Credits)

DEH1602L encompasses a continuation of learning current periodontal trends in the dental office. This laboratory provides the student with hands on activities to insure effective patient treatment including phase microscopy, ultrasonic instrumentation, desensitizing agents, Soft Tissue Management, chemotherapeutic agents, advanced perio assessment, therapy and treatment procedures.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lab Hrs: 48.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $153.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2300 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2400 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: DEH1130 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1602 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1802 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2701 (minimum grade: C)
  • Option 2 - Corequisite: DEH1802L
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2300 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2400 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: DEH1130 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1602 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1802 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2701 (minimum grade: C)
  • Option 2 - Corequisite: DEH1802L
DEH1800  DENTAL HYGIENE I  (2.00 Credits)

This course provides instruction on removal of hard and soft deposits, treatment planning, preventive procedures, care of instruments, pre and post operative procedures, and dental hygiene diagnosis.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
DEH1800L  DENTAL HYGIENE I CLINIC  (2.00 Credits)

This course will provide clinical experience in comprehensive patient care. Emphasis is placed on treatment planning and dental hygiene assessment techniques.

Total Contact Hrs: 128.00
Clinical Hrs: 128.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $156.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2400 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: DEH1800 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2300 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2400 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: DEH1800 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2300 (minimum grade: C)
DEH1802  DENTAL HYGIENE II  (3.00 Credits)

A course designed to provide further knowledge in the application of dental hygiene procedures. This includes information on treatment planning, periodontal charting, ultrasonic scaling and comprehensive dental hygiene care.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1800L (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: DEH1802L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1800L (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: DEH1802L (minimum grade: C)
DEH1802L  DENTAL HYGIENE II CLINIC  (4.00 Credits)

This course will provide clinical experience in treatment planning, periodontal charting, ultrasonic scaling and comprehensive dental hygiene care.

Total Contact Hrs: 192.00
Clinical Hrs: 192.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $186.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
DEH1934  DENTAL HYGIENE REVIEW SEMINAR  (1.00 Credits)

Dental Hygiene course centering around National Board of Dental Hygiene Examination Review.

Total Contact Hrs: 16.00
Lecture Hrs: 16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Corequisite: DEH2804L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Corequisite: DEH2804L (minimum grade: C)
DEH2300  DENTAL PHARMACOLOGY  (2.00 Credits)

This course provides an understanding of the drugs commonly encountered in the dental office. The student will gain knowledge in the origin, physical and chemical properties, modes of administration and effects upon the body system.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2400 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: DEH1800 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2840L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2400 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: DEH1800 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2840L (minimum grade: C)
DEH2400  GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY  (2.00 Credits)

This course provides principles of general and oral and pathology as it relates to diseases of the oral cavity. There will be emphasis on the importance of the dental hygienist's recognition of normal and abnormal conditions.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2840L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2840L (minimum grade: C)
DEH2701C  COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH  (2.00 Credits)

This course will teach the student the concepts of community dental health. Topics covered include the measurement of dental disease, prevention programs, community outreach programs, and simple statistical analysis.

Total Contact Hrs: 44.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Lab Hrs: 12.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
DEH2701L  COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH LAB  (1.00 Credits)

This course is the follow through for DEH2701. The student will apply community health principles by designing and presenting dental health education principles to various community audiences.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lab Hrs: 48.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH1602 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2300 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2701 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: DEH2804L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2806 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2806L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1002 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1002L (minimum grade: C) and DEH1602 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1800L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2300 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2701 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: DEH2804L (minimum grade: C) and DEH2806 (minimum grade: C) and DEH2806L (minimum grade: C)
DEH2804  DENTAL HYGIENE III  (1.00 Credits)

This six-week course provides opportunity for discussion and debriefing of clinical activities in DEH2804L. Instructions will be provided for application of difficult prophylactic procedures and advanced techniques. Treatment considerations for medically-compromised patients and case documentation projects will be studied. Advanced clinical techniques for assessment and patient management are included.

Total Contact Hrs: 16.00
Lecture Hrs: 16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
DEH2804L  DENTAL HYGIENE III CLINIC  (4.00 Credits)

The laboratory portion of this course provides advanced application of the principles of preventive dental hygiene and oral prophylaxis techniques on patients in the clinic under supervision.

Total Contact Hrs: 192.00
Clinical Hrs: 192.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $183.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
DEH2806  DENTAL HYGIENE IV  (1.00 Credits)

This course provides continuation of theoretical material related to clinical dental hygiene practice. Discussions include advanced periodontal therapy with emphasis on synthesis or case information, recognition of advanced disease states and treatment regimens including the medically compromised.

Total Contact Hrs: 16.00
Lecture Hrs: 16.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1802 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1802L (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: DEH2806L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: DEH1802 (minimum grade: C) and DEH1802L (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: DEH2806L (minimum grade: C)
DEH2806L  DENTAL HYGIENE IV CLINIC  (4.00 Credits)

Continuation of clinical experience with patients, developing previously learned skills and knowledge. Emphasis placed on advanced instrumentation and patient management skills necessary to treat more difficult patients.

Total Contact Hrs: 192.00
Clinical Hrs: 192.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $135.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
DEH2840L  ADVANCED DENTAL TECHNOLOGY LAB  (1.00 Credits)

This laboratory course is designed to provide the dental hygiene students with basic concepts of computer technology and dental software used in the current practice of dentistry. The course will focus on advanced technologies which include dental software programs, intraoral camera, microscope, digital radiography, clinical assessments and practice management. Dental hygiene students will get hands on opportunities all software programs assuring their future success.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lab Hrs: 48.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $102.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option: