This course is a combination of dental hygiene theory and clinical practice. During theory class emphasis is placed on disease prevention and health promotion strategies. The course project includes designing a behavior modification plan, implementation of that plan and a written research component. Studies include cariology, the use of antimicrobials and chemotherapeutic agents, as well as tobacco cessation programs. In the clinical aspect of the course, the student gains experience in the implementation of preventative and educational techniques through requirements in treating adult and child patients. Lab Fee
This course is a combination of dental hygiene theory class and clinical practice. In the theory class students continue to refine their knowledge of the dental hygiene process of care by beginning to develop treatment plans for periodontally-involved patients. During instrumentation labs and using mannequins, students are introduced to advanced instrumentation techniques specifically for providing non-surgical periodontal therapies. Students then implement these treatment plans and advanced techniques with their patients in the clinical setting under the supervision of clinical instructors. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee
This course includes the study of radiography theory and the techniques of exposing, processing, and mounting radiographs. Students also acquire the interpretation skills needed to utilize radiographs successfully during patient care. Emphasis is placed on legal, ethical and safety practices using the ALARA principle. In the lab portion, students learn safety, waste management and quality assurance techniques, as well as intraoral and extraoral imaging techniques with multiple film holding devices. Students complete several practice image series on DXTTR mannequins, including full mouth, vertical bitewing, and special patient techniques. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee
This course provides first-year students with an introduction to dentistry, dental hygiene, and the role of the dental team and the health care delivery systems within the community. Students are exposed to concepts in ethics and professionalism and will keep an ethics journal. Additionally, students are introduced to basic research methodologies that will facilitate the learning process used in the Dental Hygiene Program. Students will identify a target population for a community health project that will be completed in Community Dentistry 2. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.
This course is a combination of classroom and lab instruction. During class students learn about the physical properties of dental materials and how these materials relate to the dental specialties. In the lab students gain experience in the manipulation and preparation of those dental materials commonly used in dental practice. Students also develop the skills to provide the following dental hygiene services: taking impressions, making study models, fabricating athletic mouth protectors, placing sealants, placing fluoride varnishes, placing and removing periodontal dressings, placing rubber dams, polishing and contouring restorations. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee
This course is a study of the origin and structure of tissues. Emphasis is placed on the histology and embryology of the teeth, face, and oral cavity. The histological origins of healthy and diseased tissues will be related to clinical assessments of dental patients. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.
This course is designed to develop programming skills in the most current Java programming environment. These skills will include the use of Object Oriented programming techniques to write both application and applets. Programs will be written using simple event-driven windows, graphical interaction, objects (instances, inheritance polymorphism, and overloading), and resource interaction. [32-32-64] Lab Fee
This course will build upon the basics of the previous course, CP 210. This course will further advance Java programming skills in developing enterprise applications, discussion of security issues, as well as simple interaction with databases. This will introduce the nuisances of the various versions and the coding required. The emphasis is on programming. [32-32-64] Lab Fee
This course will develop mobile applications across multiple platforms using both native and Web apps. These applications will be developed with appropriate user interfaces, using features both common and unique to these platforms. The emphasis will be on incorporating the student’s previous skill and knowledge to program apps in these new environments. [32-32-64] Lab Fee
The student will develop native mobile applications specifically for the Apple IOS mobile environments. These applications will be developed with appropriate user interfaces, using the features unique to these platforms. The emphasis will be on incorporating the student’s previous skill and knowledge to program apps in these environments. [24-24-48] Lab Fee