May 24, 2019  
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DHYG 1363 - Dental Hygiene Theory I

Introduction to the dental hygiene profession. Principles of ethical and professional behavior are presented along with professional responsibility. This course includes dental terminology, basic principles of infection control (standard precautions), oral health services to patients with bloodborne infectious diseases and concepts of oral hygiene. The course will also include patient management and disease prevention, patient health education, dental deposits and their significance in oral disease, the dental hygiene plan, care and maintenance of implants, introduction to oral inspection procedures (extra/intra oral examination, examinations of teeth and surrounding periodontal structures), along with obtaining medical/dental histories and vital signs. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program.



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