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Dental Assisting Clinical Experience III

Expanded opportunities in chair-side assisting to encompass all dental specialties including orthodontics, surgery, endodontics, pedodontics and prosthodontics. A weekly seminar is held to evaluate the individual clinical experiences. (Prerequisite: ADED 196C.)

Dental Assisting Theory II

A course designed to introduce the dental advanced functions to dental assisting students. Includes instruction in basic instrumentation concepts, removal of coronal cement, application of pit and fissure sealants, suture removal, coronal polishing, expanded orthodontic functions and the monitoring of nitrous oxide sedation. Pre-clinical skills will be introduced on mannequins and competency skills on patients. […]

Dental Hygiene Science – Oral Pathology

Oral pathology includes the study of diseases affecting the oral cavity, manifestations of inflammation, degenerative changes, neoplastic disease, and anomalies. Oral pathology prepares the student to detect deviations from normal in the assessment of a client’s systemic and oral health status and to make appropriate decisions regarding referral and treatment when needed. (Prerequisites: BIOL 196C […]

Dental Hygiene Science – Pharmacology

Pharmacology emphasizes the study of drug origins, properties, dosages, and therapeutic effects. Specific consideration is given to those drugs used in dentistry and anesthesiology. (Prerequisites: BIOL 196C and BIOL 202C with minimum grades of “C” and ADED 136C.)

Pain Management for the Dental Hygienist II

This course is designed to provide didactic and lab instruction in nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia in accordance with American Dental Association Guidelines. The dental hygiene student will acquire comprehensive knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively administer nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation with local anesthesia injections. Upon completion of this course, and graduation from the […]

Pain Management for the Dental Hygienist I

This course is designed to prepare student dental hygienists for the safe and effective administration of local anesthesia nerve blocks and infiltrations. The course includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction.  Course topics include the psychology of pain management, patient assessment and treatment planning, anesthesia techniques, complications, pharmacology of anesthetic agents, emergency precautions and management, ethical […]

Community Dental Health II

Students will implement the theory base from ADED 242C into the spring semester with practical applications of the ADED 242C course content. The course will entail completion of various projects and assignments with a community emphasis. (Prerequisites: ADED 212C and ADED 242C.)

Community Dental Health I

Students will gain information in dental public health. Emphasis is on planning, education, healthcare promotion, epidemiology, evidenced-based research, basic biostatistics, cultural competence, and healthcare financing. (Prerequisite: ADED 201C.)

Concepts of Risk Management

This course will orient the student to risk management of a medical condition/emergency, and dental record documentation.  Ethics and jurisprudence topics related to risk management are also included. (Prerequisite: ADED 110C)

Dental Hygiene Community Clinic

Practical application of dental hygiene theories and techniques with emphasis on the oral health needs of special patient populations. Students will gain experience in a variety of educational and public health settings. (Prerequisites: ADED 114C and ADED 201C.)

Clinical Dental Hygiene IV

Practical application of dental hygiene theories and techniques with emphasis on individual patients’ oral health needs and the further development of oral prophylactic and radiographic techniques, including the preparation of diagnostic aids and patient education. Students will gain experience through work in their on-campus clinical assignments. All students enrolled in ADED 221C will be charged […]