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Applications in AutoCAD®

This course is not intended as an introduction; students must have a basic understanding of AutoCAD® prior to enrollment. This course is a study of AutoCAD® and its applications as a continuation to DRAF 101. Students will be exposed to the depth of the AutoCAD® system and the variables which control it. Advanced techniques will be taught to complement DRAF 101 in areas such as layer control, dimensioning, modifying geometry, text, blocks, symbol creation, attributes, xrefs, pictorial drawing, and three-dimensional drawing. [32-48-80] Lab Fee

Community Dentistry 2

This course is a continuation of Community Dentistry 1 with more emphasis on community oral health education, epidemiology, and disease prevention. This course is designed to prepare students to meet specific oral health needs of community groups as distinct from the traditional clinical approach that is designed to meet the needs of individual patients. Students will complete a community health project identified in Community Dentistry 1 that will include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a program for a target population. Students will also learn the basic principles of biostatistics and research design. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee

Introduction to AutoCAD®

An introduction to AutoCAD® for those who have a basic understanding of drafting principles. This course is primarily for people in industry, those with a manual drawing background, or those with a curiosity about CAD. Topics will include the computer as a tool, the AutoCAD® environment, interfacing with AutoCAD®, geometry creation, modifying geometry, dimensioning, producing hard copy, and symbol libraries. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Nutrition

This course is a study in the science of nutrition principles and their application. Students will learn about the important role that nutrients play in maintaining general and oral health. Using strategies for disease prevention and health promotion, students will begin to develop and implement the skills needed to improve their own diet and to provide dietary counseling for patients. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.

SolidWorks®: Parts and Assemblies

Previous CAD/drafting experience recommended. This course is an introduction to the 3-D modeler, SolidWorks®, for non-CAD majors. The course will focus on parts, assemblies, and drawings. Topics will include sketching in SolidWorks®, creating relationships, parametric constraints, 3-D tools, associative 2-D part drawings, design tables, and assemblies. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Pharmacology

This course is a study of drugs with special emphasis on those used in dentistry. It focuses on the physical and chemical properties of drugs by groups, dosages, therapeutic effects, and the use of local anesthetics and nitrous oxide pain control modalities. The course also includes the management of medical emergencies relative to the administration of local anesthetics. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.

SolidWorks®: Advanced Applications

This course focuses on advanced concepts in SolidWorks®. Topics include advanced sketching techniques, curves, lofts, sweeps, surfaces, basic sheet metal, modeling in assembly, advanced design tables, advanced drawing topics, PhotoWorks®, Toolbox, and eDrawings. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Dental Hygiene Clinic 3

This course is a combination of dental hygiene theory and clinical practice. In the lecture part of the class, emphasis is placed on the dental health care of special needs patients. Emphasis is placed on the need for integration of these preventative education techniques into the dental hygiene treatment plan for special needs. Students participate in active learning by completing case studies which include written treatment plans for special needs patients. During the clinical sessions students utilize their knowledge in developing and implementing comprehensive dental hygiene treatment plans, including taking radiographs using appropriate patient selection criteria. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee

Independent Study

This course provides an opportunity for the student with sufficient skills to pursue projects for advanced learning or personal interest in computer-aided drafting and design. The subject/project details and method of evaluation will be arranged with the supervising instructor. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Lab Fee

Dental Hygiene Clinic 4

This course is a combination of dental hygiene theory and clinical practice. In theory class, emphasis is placed on the continuation of managing special needs patients in the dental practice setting. The focus is on case based learning. During clinical practice sessions, students continue to provide comprehensive dental hygiene services to all their patients. Students also learn the techniques needed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide conscious sedation on student partners during a laboratory portion of this course. Once the students demonstrate competency in the lab setting, they are able to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide conscious sedation on appropriate patients in the clinical setting under the direct supervision of clinical instructors and supervising dentist. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee