Dental Hygiene Clinic 3

DEHY 240
5.5 CR

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

Prerequisites: formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program; and a "C" in DEHY 121