DNHY1110 - Principles I

2 (2/0/0)
This course introduces the student to dental hygiene with emphasis on theory of preventative dentistry, OSHA standards, disinfectant/sterilants, formation of plaque and calculus, patient assessment and an introduction to the caries process and periodontal assessment.
  1. Define dental hygiene care and types of services by correctly defining preventative, educational, and therapeutic services of a dental hygienist.
  2. Describe the purpose and application of the dental hygiene process of care, ethics, and core values.
  3. Describe infection and exposure control for clinical procedures including instrument recycling, sterilization, disinfection, and patient preparation.
  4. Describe the process of transmissible diseases.
  5. Describe proper record keeping and charting.
  6. Describe the proper techniques and recording of vital signs and medical conditions affecting them.
  7. Describe the proper techniques and terminology for extraoral and intraoral examination.
  8. Describe the dental examination including periodontal and dental structures.
  9. Describe oral disease development and contributing factors.
  10. Describe biofilm, soft deposits, calculus, and dental stain development and composition.
Degrees that use this course

Dental Hygiene

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)