Dental Hygiene Courses

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DHYG 301|Dental Anatomy

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 110, DHYG 301

An introduction to the anatomy of crown and root structures of the teeth. Builds on basic sciences and prepares for the study of additional dental sciences of Restorative I, II, and III, as well as tooth identification of dentition in patients.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 302|Histology/Embryology

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 111, DHYG 302

An introduction to the embryology and histology of the head and neck region. Builds on basic sciences and prepares for the additional study of dental sciences as they relate to the clinical practice of dental hygiene.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 303|Oral Radiology I

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 112, DHYG 303

First in a two-quarter series course of oral radiology. Focuses on radiation physics, biology, and protection of the patient when radiographs are taken, recognition of anatomical landmark, evidence of pathology, and abnormalities.

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 304. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 304|Oral Radiology I Lab

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 101, DHYG 304

First in a two-quarter series course of oral radiology labs. Application of patient protection, radiographic film placement, and proper exposure and developing techniques. Identification of oral structures identifiable in exposed radiographs. _x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 303. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 305|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques I

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 113, DHYG 305

Introduction of the basic principles used in the practice of dental hygiene. Includes infection control standards (OSHA), universal precautions, patient assessment, and treatment standards. _x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 306. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 306|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques I Lab

3 Credits

Formerly DHYG 102, DHYG 306

The clinical practice of basic skills of infection control, patient assessment, and treatment in the clinical setting, and pre-clinical setting on dental typodont models progressing to student partners. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee_x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 305. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 307|Dental Health Education

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 114, DHYG 307

The principles and practices of prevention and control of dental disease is covered with emphasis on biofilm control, cardiology, motivation of the patient, and personal and patient oral hygiene education and techniques.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 308|Dental Materials

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 115, DHYG 308

First course in the restorative series; presents history, composition, chemical and physical properties, and use of materials commonly used in the dental laboratory and dental operatory.

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 309. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 309|Dental Materials Lab

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 103, DHYG 309

First in the restorative lab series; provides experiences in common dental procedures and prepares students for the practice of expanded functions as allowed by the state of Washington. _x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 308. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 310|Head and Neck Anatomy

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 116, DHYG 310

The study of the head and neck regions, identification of nerves, bones of the skull, and muscles associated with the head and neck region; oral anatomy and oral regions structure and function; dysfunction in swallowing and nasal pathways; and origins of sleep apnea and its resulting impact on systemic health.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 311|Medical Emergencies In Dentistry

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 120, DHYG 311

Commonly encountered medical emergencies that may occur in the dental setting; presenting signs and symptoms of systemic reactions; recommended treatment protocols and emergency procedures are covered.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 312|General Pathology

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 121, DHYG 312

The study of systemic diseases and their etiology; presentation of signs and symptoms of disease manifestation; inflammatory process, immune response and healing; current recommended treatments; morbidity, mortality, and the impact of oral inflammation and disease on systemic health.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 313|Oral Radiology II

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 122, DHYG 313

The second in a series of the study of oral radiology; focuses on radiographic quality, techniques, film processing, mounting, and interpretation of errors, including pathology and cariogenic lesions. Includes both traditional and digital techniques of exposure and processing.

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 314. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 314|Oral Radiology II Lab

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 104, DHYG 314

The second in a series of oral radiology lab which includes practice of oral radiographic skill and technique on a dental manikin and student partner in a clinical setting. Application of knowledge from DHYG 304 radiographic technique and evaluation of films diagnostic quality and effectiveness. _x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 313. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 315|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques II

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 123, DHYG 315

Second in a series of clinical dental hygiene techniques; focus is on dental hygiene treatment planning, effective communication with patients, preventive dental patient education, and skill development in clinical skills.

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 316. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 316|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques II Lab

4 Credits

Formerly DHYG 105, DHYG 316

Second in a series of clinical practice of dental hygiene; skill development in patient assessment, instrumentation and treatment are introduced and practiced on a dental typodont, student partners, and patients in a clinical setting. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee_x000A_$11.40 lab fee_x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 315. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 318|Restorative Dentistry I

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 125, DHYG 318

Second in a series of courses in restorative dentistry; focus on composition and physical properties of amalgam and its use as a dental restorative material; amalgam safety and handling is taught to protect student clinicians.

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 319. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 319|Restorative Dentistry I Lab

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 106, DHYG 319

Second in a series of laboratory courses in restorative dentistry. Laboratory experience in the safe placement and handling and manipulation of amalgam restorative materials to complete Class I restorations. Materials are used in typodonts to restore prepared typodont teeth to simulate original anatomy of the tooth. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee_x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 318. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 320|Pain Control In Dentistry

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 126, DHYG 320

This course includes the pharmacology and physiology of both local anesthetic agents and nitrous oxide sedation. Application of the knowledge of the nerves of the head, the physiology of nerve conduction, and the transmission of pain impulse are studied as well as the transient blockage of nerve transmission with local anesthetics. Knowledge of prevention and management of dental emergencies is included as well as the decision making of the selection of the appropriate injection to be given and the type of local anesthetic to be used. The use of Nitrous Oxide delivery and its application as an analgesic is also included.

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 321. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 321|Pain Control In Dentistry Lab

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 107, DHYG 321

Effective techniques in the delivery of nerve block and infiltration injections in the oral cavity is covered as well as the safe and effective delivery of Nitrous Oxide sedation - all injections and the delivery of Nitrous Oxide are completed on student partners. These skills are part of the expanded duties allowed for dental hygienists in the state of Washington and are practiced in accordance with the Washington Regional Examining Board standards. _x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 320. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 322|Pharmacology

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 127, DHYG 322

The study of pharmacology as it affects the clinical practice of dentistry; emphasis is on drugs commonly used to treat medical conditions and their impact on dental treatment; systemic and oral diseases are covered as well as the drugs of choice for these conditions; effects, administration, biotransformation, and toxicology as potential for emergency reactions, idiopathic reactions, and emergency treatment protocols.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 323|Oral Pathology

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 131, DHYG 323

The study of commonly encountered oral diseases including their etiology, presentation, recognition, treatment chosen, their impact on dental treatment, and the need for referral for further evaluation. Extensive and correct documentation is stressed as well as collaboration with a dentist for definitive diagnosis. _x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 324|Periodontics I

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 132, DHYG 324

The first of a two-quarter series on the health and disease states of the dental periodontal tissues; components of the gingival and periodontal structures and the contributing factors that cause gingivitis and periodontitis; the oral-systemic link and systemic disease states such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pregnancy, etc. that are linked to the presence of periodontal pathogens.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 325|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques III

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 134, DHYG 325

Third in a series of courses designed to teach dental hygiene techniques and the expanded development of clinical dental hygiene skills. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 326. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 326|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques III Lab

4 Credits

Formerly DHYG 108, DHYG 326

Third in a series on clinical practice of dental hygiene; basic skills of dental hygiene practice including patient assessment, instrumentation and treatment expanding on procedures and techniques introduced in previous clinical courses. First introduction to work on patients and continued development of procedures and techniques introduced in in previous clinical courses. _x000A_$11.40 lab fee_x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 325. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 327|Restorative Dentistry II

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 135, DHYG 327

Third in a series of restorative dentistry lecture on skill development including dental preparation design; isolation technique, application of dental materials, amalgam restorations, and composite materials to replace Class I, II, and III prepared restorations in typodont teeth.

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 328. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 328|Restorative Dentistry II Lab

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 109, DHYG 328

Third in a series of laboratory courses teaching preclinical principles of the placement and finishing of Class I, II, and III prepared typodont teeth using amalgam and composite materials to duplicate the missing anatomy in prepared teeth; includes application of dental anatomy, dental materials, and clinical skill development. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee _x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 327. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 329|Patient Management

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 136, DHYG 329

Lecture and student participation in study of characteristics of individual patients, motivation, and interpersonal communication; exposure to diverse cultures and their attitudes and approaches to medical and dental care; modification of treatment planning for the young, geriatric, medically, or mentally compromised patient and patients who exhibit special needs.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 330|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques IV

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 144, DHYG 330

Fourth in a series of lectures providing expanded learning and application of knowledge of oral findings and associated clinical application; progressive dental hygiene techniques for the periodontally involved patient including use of ultrasonic scaler, advanced instrumentation techniques for root surfaces, and treatment of the pregnant patient through menopause, the elderly patient, patients with dental prostheses, and edentulous patients. Enrollment in the CBC DHYG program is required.

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 331. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 331|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques IV Lab

5 Credits

Formerly DHYG 147, DHYG 331

Fourth in a series of dental hygiene technique lab courses; provides expanded learning experience of dental hygiene techniques through performing clinical dental hygiene care for a variety of patients, and the clinical application of learned skills; critical evaluation of dental hygiene treatment needs and the delivery of care on patients. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee_x000A_$11.40 lab fee_x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 330. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 401|Restorative Dentistry III

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 246, DHYG 401

Fourth in a series of restorative dentistry skills as allowed to be practiced by dental hygienists in WA state; Class II and Class III Amalgam and Composite restorations and cusp build-up restorations and restoring anterior teeth.

Prerequisite

Completion of DHYG 327 with a 0.7 or higher. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 402|Restorative Dentistry III Lab

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 220, DHYG 402

Fourth in a series of restorative labs with focus on the placement and finishing of Class II and III Amalgam and Composite restorations and cusp build-ups and restoring anterior teeth; practice is continued on typodont teeth, restorations on patients in a clinical setting. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee_x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 403|Community Oral Health Research I

2 Credits

Study and evaluation of strategies to improve oral health for varying age groups; functioning as an oral health advocate in a community setting.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 404|Nutrition In Dentistry

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 211, DHYG 404

An initial recall and review of principles of nutrition with enhanced information on nutrition's relationship to oral health; emphasis is placed on assessment of a patient's nutritional knowledge and eating habits and the impact that these have on their oral health/disease.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 405|Advanced Clinical Topics

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 212, DHYG 405

Topics presented include use of lasers, advanced instrumentation techniques, endoscopy use in dentistry, use of ultraviolet light for the detection of oral lesions, etc. Alternative practice settings and additional educational pursuits and career tracking; expanded work venues, work in public health settings and the military are explored.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 406|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques V

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 214, DHYG 406

Fifth in a series of clinical dental hygiene technique courses; providing expanded learning experience of case presentations and study of clinical cases, advanced clinical techniques of Local Anesthesia (AMSA, Gow-Gates, The Wand, Interseptal anesthesia), etc._x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 407. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 407|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques V Lab

6 Credits

Formerly DHYG 216, DHYG 407

Fifth in the series of dental hygiene practice lab; progressive clinical experience in patient assessment, dental hygiene treatment planning, and clinical work on patients; continued development of clinical skills and knowledge, including restorative care on patients. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee_x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 406. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 408|Ethics and Jurisprudence, Practice Management

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 215, DHYG 408

Study of the ethical framework of the ADHA Code of Ethics, the Washington Dental Hygiene Practice Act; ethical problem solving and ethical decision making; history of the profession, jurisprudence, and working within the legal boundaries of the law for the profession of dental hygiene; practice management styles, insurance coding, team participation, and leadership.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 409|Community Oral Health Research II

2 Credits

Use of public health concepts and their impact on community health research; design elements included in research; selection of research topic, and exploration of community partners to include in the pursuit of a research project; development of a research project to be field tested, evaluated, and presented to stake holders during spring quarter.

Prerequisite

Completion of DHYG 403 with a 2.0 or higher. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 410|Periodontics II

2 Credits

Formerly DHYG 222, DHYG 410

Second in a series of courses in the study of periodontology; background knowledge of advanced treatment of periodontal disease including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, evaluation of outcomes and further maintenance or retreatment needs included; use of intra oral digital photography on a selected periodontal patient for development of a case presentation; determination of referral for out of scope treatment needs; oral home care evaluation and patient compliance; exacerbating medical or systemic factors for disease progression.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 411|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques VI

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 224, DHYG 411

Sixth in a series of clinical dental hygiene technique courses; clinical experiences involving periodontally involved patients and assessment and evaluation of continued care needs and intervals for maintenance; discussion and determination of restorative needs and care.

Prerequisite

Completion of DHYG 406 and 407, both with a 0.7 or higher. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 412|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques VI Lab

7 Credits

Formerly DHYG 218, DHYG 412

Sixth in a series of clinical practice in dental hygiene providing comprehensive clinical experience in all phases of dental hygiene process of care for patient care; clinical work expands on the procedures and techniques introduced in prior clinical courses including placement of restorations on patients. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee_x000A_$11.40 lab fee_x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 413|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques VII

1 Credit

Formerly DHYG 234, DHYG 413

Seventh in a series of clinical dental hygiene technique courses; expanded learning through discussion and exploration of clinical practice in a variety of settings; discussion and practice of accelerated scheduling of patients (Private Practice Days); work expectations in community based clinics, public health clinics, private dental practices, specialty practices, etc. _x000A_$10.72 per quarter malpractice insurance fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 414. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 414|Clinical Dental Hygiene Techniques VII Lab

9 Credits

Formerly DHYG 219, DHYG 414

Seventh in a series of clinical practice in dental hygiene providing comprehensive dental hygiene services in a clinical setting; completing dental hygiene process of care and the implementation of patient care for a variety of patients; practice of implementing accelerated hygiene with the use of an assistant as well as working independently; placement of restorations on patients. _x000A_$11.40 lab fee_x000A_$135 per quarter Dental Hygiene clinic fee

Prerequisite

Concurrent enrollment in DHYG 413. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 415|Community Oral Health Practicum

2 Credits

This course is the final segment (capstone) in the series that implements and evaluates an oral health program/project designed to improve the well-being of citizens and provide access to care to underserved populations. Students will present oral health program outcomes to stakeholders and the community in an effort to develop evidence-based research. This course takes place outside of the classroom in an experiential learning format. _x000A_$11.40 lab fee

Prerequisite

Completion of DHYG 409 with a 2.0 or higher. Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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DHYG 416|Educational Theory and Methodology

2 Credits

Understanding and implementing pre-assessment strategies to determine participants knowledge levels; the creation of an overview and objectives to provide learners with a context for learning; giving targeted feedback and performance evaluation to enhance continual learning goals; and selecting among direct instruction, inquiry-based learning and cooperative learning depending on the chosen outcomes.

Prerequisite

Students must apply and be accepted into the CBC Dental Hygiene program prior to enrolling.

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