2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Dental Hygiene

DNHY 102 – 2 Credits
Oral Histology & Embryology

Examines the general histology and embryology with emphasis on the microscopic structures of the various components of the orofacial structures, teeth, and surrounding tissues. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Corequisites: DNHY 110, DNHY 111, DNHY 113, DNHY 115

DNHY 103 – 3 Credits
Orofacial Anatomy

Examines the surface anatomy and underlying anatomical structures of the oral cavity, teeth, and the head and neck, concentrating on their anatomical and functional relationships. Emphasis will be placed on the clinical considerations of orofacial development and anatomy relevant to dental hygiene assessment and provision of care. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Corequisites: DNHY 110, DNHY 111, DNHY 112, DNHY 115

DNHY 110 – 3 Credits
Dental Hygiene Theory I

Introduces the fundamental concepts of oral health care services, disease control, infections control practices, dental hygiene instrumentation and assessment techniques. Additionally, students are introduced to concepts of client motivation, educational techniques, disease prevention strategies, and the dental hygiene process of care. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Dental Hygien Program Co-requisites: DNHY 111, 112, 113, 114 and 115.

DNHY 111 – 2 Credits
Dental Hygiene Clinical I

Provides an opportunity to perform clinical dental hygiene procedures, including basic instrumentation, infection control, assessment, education and treatment planning skills. Students will have an opportunity to practice and develop these skills on typodonts and or student partners under direct supervision. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 110, DNHY 112, DNHY 113, DNHY 114, and DNHY 115 Lab Fee: $150.00

DNHY 112 – 3 Credits
Dental Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

Examines the development, eruption, function and basic morphological characteristics of the permanent and deciduous human dention, the growth and development of the face and oral cavity. This course introduces the histology and embryology of the face, oral and nasal cavities, the teeth, and the various components of the teeth and surrounding tissues. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 110,111,113,115.

DNHY 113 – 2 Credits
Head and Neck Anatomy

Examines the surface anatomy and underlying anatomical structures of the oral cavity and of the head and neck, concentrating on the function and relationship of muscles, nerves, blood supply, lymphatic drainage, cranial and face bones (with emphasis on the maxilla and mandible) and their anatomical and functional relationship to the teeth. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 110, 111, 112, 115.

DNHY 114 – 1 Credit
Medical Emergencies in Dentistry

Introduces the recognition, prevention and management of medical emergencies that may occur in the dental office. Emphasis is placed on etiology and pathology of common chronic diseases. Students have the opportunity to develop routine standard operating procedures in an emergency situation during simulated emergencies in the clinical settings. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year. Co-requisites: DNHY 110, 111, 112, 113, 115.

DNHY 115 – 3 Credits
Dental Radiology

Introduces the basic principles of radiation physics; radiation biology; hygiene and safety factors; radiographic quality assurance; the application and theory of properly exposing, processing, mounting, and evaluating radiographs; identification of normal anatomic landmarks and pathologic conditions; client selection criteria; and interpretation of radiographs. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisities: DNHY 110, DNHY 111, DNHY 112, DNHY 113, and DNHY 114 Lab Fee: $125.00

DNHY 120 – 2 Credits
Dental Hygiene Theory II

Examines the theories and practices of dental hygiene care with emphasis on advanced instrumentation techniques and supportive dental hygiene therapy including tobacco cessation intervention, fluoridation and fluoride therapy, supplementary aids, chemotherapeutics, and desensitization. The student examines the dental hygiene process of care emphasizing treatment planning. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in DNHY 110, DNHY 111, DNHY 112, DNHY 113, DNHY 114 and DNHY 115. Co-requisites: DNHY 121, 122, 123, 124.

DNHY 121 – 2 Credits
Dental Hygiene Clinical II-A

Provides the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and clinical skills with client assessments, instrumentation and preventive techniques, with emphasis on providing care for the light to moderate classification clients. Under appropriate supervision, students provide client care assessments, planning, implementation, and evaluation. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisities: DNHY 120, DNHY 122, DNHY 123, and DNHY 124 Lab Fee: $150.00

DNHY 122 – 2 Credits
Periodontology

Reviews the theoretical and practical study of the periodontium and changes that occur in the presence of disease processes. It includes the ideology, classification. diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of periodontal disease. Emphasis is placed on prevention and controlling the disease process. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 120, 121, 123, 124.

DNHY 123 – 2 Credits
Dental Materials & Procedures

Introduces the students to the purpose and use of various dental materials utilized in dentistry. It includes the physical, chemical, biological and mechanical properties of materials commonly used in dentistry. Laboratory experiences emphasize proper manipulation of the various dental materials. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 120, DNHY 121, DNHY 122, and DNHY 124 Lab Fee: $150.00

DNHY 124 – 2 Credits
Nutrition & Biochemistry in Dentistry

Reviews general nutrition and nutrition biochemistry with emphasis on the relationship between nutrition and dental health. Analysis of diet and application of counseling strategies to assist the client in attaining and maintaining optimum overall health will be stressed. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Prerequisities: DNHY 110, DNHY 111, DNHY 112, DNHY 113, DNHY 114, and DNHY 115. Corequisities: DNHY 120, DNHY 121, DNHY 122, and DNHY 123

DNHY 130 – 1 Credit
Dental Hygiene Pain Management

Examines the application of various physical, chemical and psychological modalities to increase client comfort and control pain when providing dental hygiene therapeutic services. Emphasis is placed on dental hygiene administration of local dental anesthetics.

Corequisite: DNHY 131 Lab fee: $50.00

DNHY 131 – 1 Credit
Dental Hygiene Clinical II-B

Provides the students with the opportunity to enhance and refine their clinical skills, enabling them to provide comprehensive oral health care services with an emphasis on clients with more advanced periodontal disease. Under appropriate supervision, students provide client care assessments, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: Successful completion of DNHY 120, DNHY 121, DNHY 123, and DNHY 124. Lab Fee: $150.00

DNHY 210 – 2 Credits
Dental Hygiene Theory III

Provides a continuation of the study of dental hygiene theory and practice to include root planning, subgingival irrigation, powered scaling, air polishing, and case presentation. This course examines the care and clinical management of clients with special needs and reviews the essential components and clinical procedures performed in the various dental specialities. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: Successful completion of DNHY 131. Co-requisites: DNHY 211, 212, 213.

DNHY 211 – 3 Credits
Dental Hygiene Clinical III

Provides the students with the opportunity to expand on the principles and clinical skills of dental hygiene practice with an emphasis on non-surgical periodontal therapy. Under appropriate supervision, students provide client care assessments, planning, implementation, and evaluation. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 210, DNHY 212, and DNHY 213 Lab Fee: $150.00

DNHY 212 – 2 Credits
General and Oral Pathology

Focuses on the fundamentals of general pathology, the disease process and oral pathology with emphasis on the recognition and identification of pathogenic conditions that most frequently occur with oral and surrounding structures. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 210, 211, 213.

DNHY 213 – 2 Credits
Dental Pharmacology

Introduces the therapeutic agents that can influence the clinical management of the dental client. This course examines the different classes of drugs, their uses, actions, interactions, side effects, contraindications, and oral manifestations. Attention is placed on agents that may interact directly with drugs or procedures used or performed in clinical practice. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 210, 211, 212.

DNHY 220 – 1 Credit
Dental Hygiene Theory IV

Introduces the students to a study of professional ethics and dental jurisprudence, professional organizations, and issues involving the dental hygiene profession. Students learn the laws and rules governing the practice of dental hygiene in the state of Maryland. Practice management skills and employment preparation including resumes and interview techniques are reviewed. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: successful completion of DNHY 210, 211, 212 and 213. Co-requisites: DNHY 221 & 222.

DNHY 221 – 3 Credits
Dental Hygiene Clinical IV

Provides the students with culminating experiences and opportunities to practice the responsibilities of an entry-level dental hygienist. Emphasis is on fine tuning clinical skills, comprehensive treatment planning, self-assessment, and independent decision making. Additionally, this course focuses on the transition to dental hygiene practice beyond graduation. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisities: DNHY 220 and DNHY 222 Lab Fee: $150.00

DNHY 222 – 3 Credits
Community Dental Health

Introduces the concepts, methods and issues in dental health and group dental health insturction. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based criteria for effective promotional methods in the prevention of dental disease in the public health setting. Extramural experience provides an opportunity to assume responsibility for designing, implementing and assessing community dental health programs. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Co-requisites: DNHY 220, 221.