May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

DHY 112 - Dental Hygiene Clinical 2

2 credit hours - Eight hours of clinic weekly; one term.
Perform dental hygiene clinical skills including client assessments, instrumentation and preventive techniques, with emphasis on providing care for the light to moderate classification clients. Demonstrate client care assessments, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Lab fee $350.

Prerequisite(s): DHY 100 , DHY 102 , DHY 104 DHY 106 , and DHY 108  with a grade of C or better in each course.

Corequisite(s): DHY 110 , DHY 114 , and DHY 116 .

Course Outcomes:
  1. Display professionalism and ethical reasoning when working with peers, clients and clinical faculty.
  2. Obtain, review, and update client’s informed consent, vital signs, medical history, dental history, family history, and social history while recognizing cultural differences in the population.
  3. Perform an oral comprehensive examination including clinical, radiographic, periodontal and dental charting, and plaque-free index, as well as other data collection procedures to assess the client’s needs.
  4. Expose, process, mount and interpret diagnostically acceptable radiographic surveys on clinic clients.
  5. Analyze data gathered during the assessment phase to identify client’s dental hygiene diagnosis and oral health needs to establish a planned sequence of educational and clinical services.
  6. Demonstrate individualized preventive oral hygiene care education designed to motivate the client toward routine and effective home care skills and habit cessation.
  7. Detect, identify and remove soft and hard deposits from the dentition.
  8. Analyze dental evaluation outcomes and offer recommendations to client regarding prevention and therapeutic measures.
  9. List potential complications associated with local anesthesia use. Describe in detail the equipment used in dental local anesthesia and the purpose of each component; properly apply a topical anesthetic.