DEH2821 – Medically-Compromised Patient

COMMON COURSE ID

DEH2821

COMMON COURSE NAME

Medically-Compromised Patient

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge to identify and describe, including etiology, oral manifestations and precautions in treatment of patients that present with medically compromised conditions. Medically Compromised Patient prepares the student to provide dental hygiene care for individuals with developmental and/or acquired conditions.

DEH2811 – Ethics

COMMON COURSE ID

DEH2811

COMMON COURSE NAME

Ethics

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course prepares the dental hygiene student to solve ethical dilemmas by developing decision-making skills. Moral philosophy is included in this course as an introduction to ethical principles and core values found in codes of ethics, and as a basis for critical-thinking. Students will use an ethical decision-making framework that involves recognizing an ethical dilemma to arriving at a possible solution that leads to an action that should be adopted. Students will also learn how to evaluate and justify the selected action. This course is designed to provide the dental hygiene student with an understanding of the political, social, environmental and professional issues that affect the practice of dental hygiene. These issues include: a) cultural diversity, b) legal and ethical responsibilities, c) sexual harassment d) problem solving and e) communication style.

DEH2701 – Community Oral Health

COMMON COURSE ID

DEH2701

COMMON COURSE NAME

Community Oral Health

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide the dental hygiene student with the didactic knowledge necessary to plan, implement and evaluate oral healthcare interventions in the community. This course will emphasize the principles, theories and concepts of community oral health as well as the methods for determining community oral health status, identifying barriers to optimum health and selecting appropriate barrier interventions. The dental hygiene student will formulate an oral health educational intervention that will be implemented and evaluated in the community. Throughout this course, the frontline role of the Dental Hygienist in the primary and secondary prevention of oral diseases within community practice and service will be emphasized.

DEH2400 – Oral Pathology

COMMON COURSE ID

DEH2400

COMMON COURSE NAME

Oral Pathology

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Oral Pathology prepares students to identify and evaluate conditions of the oral cavity caused by various disease processes. Identification and understanding of these conditions is imperative for the dental hygienist to make appropriate decisions such as altering dental hygiene treatment or referring patients for dental or medical specialty evaluations. This course provides the dental hygienist with an understanding of how conditions of the oral cavity affect other organs and systems in the body and how systemic diseases can affect the oral cavity.

DEH1720 – Preventive Dentistry

COMMON COURSE ID

DEH1720

COMMON COURSE NAME

Preventive Dentistry

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide the theoretical and experiential foundations essential for teaching the primary and secondary prevention of oral diseases to the public. Course content will include concepts of health and wellness; theories of teaching, learning and motivation; research analysis as it applies to evidence-based practice; biologic and lifestyle threats to oral health and the identification of scientifically sound self-care methods for counteracting these threats. Throughout this course, the frontline role of the dental hygienist is the primary and secondary prevention of oral diseases in a private dental practice setting will be addressed.