September 2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
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September 2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 , DH 250 Principles of Dental Radiography , and DH 301 Dental Hygiene Research . Corequisite: DH 199C Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice .