DEH: Dental Hygiene
DEH 1003. FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL HYGIENE.
Prerequisites: DES 1020 and DES 1020L.
Corequisites: DEH 1003L, DES 1800, and DES 1800L.
This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles of instrumentation and instrument design. The concepts of oral health and disease are introduced, with emphasis on prevention through biofilm control methods.
DEH 1003L. DENTAL HYGIENE INSTRUMENTATION.
Corequisites: DEH 1003, DES 1800, and DES 1800L.
Designed for student to apply basic principles of instrumentation, instrument design, and fundamental dental hygiene skills in clinical setting. Students perform clinical procedures on student partners and mannequins to develop instrumentation and other clinical skills. (Special Fee: $635.00).
DEH 1130. ORAL HISTOLOGY AND EMBRYOLOGY.
DEH 1602. PERIODONTOLOGY I.
Prerequisites: DEH 1003 and 1003L.
Presents the tissues of the periodontium and the effects of gingival and periodontal disease processes. Includes disease classification, clinical assessment and treatment planning for disease management.
DEH 1800. DENTAL HYGIENE I.
Prerequisites: DES 1100, DES 1100L, DES 1800, DES 1800L, DEH 1003, DEH 1003L, DES 1220, and DES 1220L.
Corequisite: DEH 1800L.
Continuation of DEH 1003 with advanced topics including ultrasonic instrumentation, root debridement, treatment planning, recall, instrument sharpening, and desensitization of root surfaces, air abrasive polishing, topical anesthesia and syringe preparation.
DEH 1800L. CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE I.
Prerequisite: Current AHA ("C" course) CPR card.
Corequisite: DEH 1800
Students begin patient care in dental hygiene clinic with emphasis on patient assessment for completion of the dental hygiene diagnosis, care planning, and treatment. Time allotted for clinical seminar. (Special Fee: $750.00).
DEH 1802. DENTAL HYGIENE II.
Prerequisites: DEH 1800, DEH 1800L, DEH 1602 and HUN 2202
Corequisite: DEH 1802L.
Topics include dietary analysis, modifications in the dental hygiene process of care for identified special needs patients, domestic violence, and child abuse.
DEH 1802L. DENTAL HYGIENE II.
Prerequisite: DES 1600
Corequisite: DEH 1802
Emphasizes increasing skill in patient care, instrumentation, and radiographs. Students perform additional clinical services such as pit and fissure sealants and alginate impressions. Selected off-campus clinical sites enhance clinical experience with special patients. Time allotted for clinical seminar.
(Special Fee: $250.00).
DEH 2300. PHARMACOLOGY.
Presentation of the physical and chemical properties, dosage, methods of administration and therapeutic usage of pharmaceutical preparation used in dentistry.
DEH 2400. GENERAL & ORAL PATHOLOGY.
Prerequisite: DEH 1130
Introduction to general pathology with consideration of common diseases affecting the human body; the oral systemic connection. Emphasis placed on the study of pathological conditions associated with the oral cavity.
DEH 2604. PERIODONTOLOGY II.
Prerequisites: DEH 1603
A continuation of Periodontology I with emphasis on surgical and non-surgical therapies and related periodontal treatment.
DEH 2605. PERIODONTOLOGY SEMINAR.
Prerequisites: DEH 2604
Application of theory to selected case studies and exposure to new treatment modalities for periodontal disease. Review of current research on the relationship between systemic diseases and periodontal disease.
DEH 2701. COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH I.
Prerequisite: SPC 1608
Introduces students to the study of various aspects of community dentistry/public health, including basic concepts of analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation in public health. Statistical analysis, research methodology, and dental health presentations to groups are also covered.
DEH 2702. COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH II.
Gives student dental hygienists an opportunity to apply concepts and methods learned in DEH 2701 to a community project which students design and implement.
DEH 2804. DENTAL HYGIENE III.
Prerequisites: DEH 1802, DEH 1802L, DEH 2604 and DEH 2300
Corequisites: DEH 2804L.
Includes study of case documentation and intraoral photography. Continue study of treatment considerations for medically compromised patients. Time allotted for case studies and clinical seminars.
DEH 2804L. CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE III.
Prerequisites: DEH 1802 , DEH 1802L and DEH 2604
Corequisite: DEH 2804
Emphasizes increasing proficiency in oral prophylaxis, radiographic techniques, and patient care. Continued development skills in root debridement, dietary analysis, diagnostic models, and use of chemotherapeutics. Students prepare case documentation on a selected clinical patient and participate in patient care at off-campus sites. Time allotted for clinical seminar. (Special Fee: $225.00).
DEH 2806L. CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE IV.
Prerequisites: DEH 2804 and DEH 2804L
Corequisite: DEH 2812
Emphasizes improvement of time management skills and achievement of entry level competence for the dental hygiene profession. Students continue to participate in patient care at off-campus clinical sites. Time allotted for clinical seminar. (Special Fee: $350.00).
DEH 2812. DENTAL HYGIENE IV.
DEH 2930. SELECTED TOPICS DENTAL HYGIENE.
Prerequisite: Departmental approval. For students interested in obtaining additional dental hygiene skills. May be repeated for credit and grade forgiveness cannot be applied.