Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene II (DHG 158)

This course is designed to provide the dental hygiene student with the opportunity to expand knowledge and experience in planning and providing oral health services. Topics include nutritional counseling, instrumentation, prevention education and communication, desensitization, tobacco cessation, ethics as well as the hygienist's role in dental specialties. Focus is placed on the student's development of skills in communication and treatment of patients through the lifespan as well as functioning in clinic in an effective and efficient manner. Students provide educational and clinical services with an emphasis on comprehensive care for child and adult clients at the Central Campus dental hygiene clinic. This course is subject to a course fee.


The following courses must be taken prior to this course
DHG 100 - Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene I, DHG 111 - Dental Anatomy, and DHG 155 - Dental Radiology


The following courses must be taken along side this course
DHG 159 - Histology and Pathology of the Oral Tissues and DHG 161 - Periodontics I. May be taken prior or during course.
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