Dental Hygiene Clinic 4

DEHY 241
5.5 CR

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

Prerequisites: formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program; and a "C" in DEHY 240