May 20, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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DHY 171 - Principles of Dental Hyg Pract

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
See DHY 170 .
Prerequisite: BIO 164 , CHM 122 .
Corequisite: DHY 170  
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate actions in accordance with standards of personal and profes­sional account­ability
    1. Focus on goals set for becoming a professional
    2. Accept responsibility for engaging in activities that will promote success in achieving professional and personal goals
    3. Evaluate if you are becoming the sort of person you have chosen to be and become in terms of the values that human life supports across a broad range of human experiences (intrinsic values), and in terms of the obligations that a dental professional under
  2. Prepare the clinical site, clinician, and patient
    1. Identify, operate and/or adjust the dental chair, unit, light, stool
    2. Identify basic maintenance procedures to improve longevity, clean­liness and appearance of the components of the dental operatory
    3. Follow current CDC recommendations and OSHA standards for control of contamination and biohazardous materials
    4. Apply product information regarding health and physical haz­ards in Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS) to product utiliza­tion in the dental setting
    5. Begin to analyze data in the patient medical and dental history in prepara­tion for interview and treatment
  3. Conduct patient assessment to provide baseline information for determining the general and oral health status of each patient
    1. Utilize interviewing techniques that ensure a thorough health history
    2. Gather information regarding the patient’s perspectives (wants, needs, and expectations).
    3. Adopt language patterns that reinforce that the patient is a partner in care
    4. Obtain patient’s vital signs
    5. Conduct an intraoral and extraoral examination identifying normal and abnor­mal structures
  4. Implement safe, effective, non-traumatic clinical dental hygiene tech­niques
    1. Demonstrate, given a typodont or partner
    2. Identify dull instruments and utilize basic principles of instrument sharpening
    3. Consider the variables of gingival condition, deposit characteristics, tooth morphology in order to begin to
  5. Demonstrate proficiency within prescribed error margins



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