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Herzing University    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

DH 199 - Dental Hygiene Preclinical


This course prepares the student with the introductory knowledge and skills to properly and safely handle material and equipment in the dental clinic. It will prepare the students to provide clinical dental hygiene services. Students will also be learning the techniques for sterilization, infection control protocols, managing medical emergencies, and taking and recording medical histories, including vital signs. Students will be introduced to the instruments utilized by the dental hygienist and will also perform basic dental hygiene procedures. Topics include oral prophylaxis, including scaling and root planing, instrumentation techniques, and oral health instruction and education. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisites: DH 219 Introduction to Patient Care . Corequisite: DH 199C Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice .