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DENT 150 Clinical Dent Hyg Theory I

Credits: 2 (30 Lecture Hours)

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program

This course provides foundational knowledge and basic theory for the practice of Dental Hygiene. Topics include: defined roles of the dental hygienist, dental hygiene process of care, caries and periodontal risk assessment, dental hygiene care plan, oral hygiene assessment, use of fluoride, oral malodor, dentifrices, oral hygiene instruction/devices for oral self-care, dentition assessment, charting, and medical/dental emergencies. Theory background is used to support all clinical activities in DENT 151.