May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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May 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DH 199C - Dental Hygiene Preclinical Practice

This course prepares the student with the introductory knowledge and skills to properly and safely handle material and equipment in the dental clinic. This laboratory course will prepare the students to provide clinical dental hygiene services. Students will learn 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. In addition to laboratory skills performed on manikins, students will participate in dental hygiene observation sessions and begin treatment on classmates. Semester Credit Hours 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisites: DH 219 Introduction to Patient Care . Corequisite: DH 199 Dental Hygiene Preclinical .