The course introduces the student to the general pathology and physiology of relevant diseases and conditions that may present in the clinical setting. Discussion includes the methods of treatment and the oral health impact of the disease or treatment. The recognition and management of medical emergencies will also be examined. Special emphasis will be given to diseases, condition and drugs of importance in clinical dentistry. Further, this course is designed to broaden the realm of clinical procedures performed by the dental hygiene student and to enhance the student's abilities to integrate basic, dental and psychosocial sciences in evaluating, planning and implementing a comprehensive dental hygiene treatment plan for varied patient populations.
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