A grade of C or higher is required in BIOL 195C, BIOL 196C, BIOL 202C, CHEM 125C, and in ADED courses (unless course syllabi state otherwise) to progress in the Dental Hygiene program. Courses with virtual/online labs are not accepted.

 

ADED 100C         Dental Hygiene I

An introduction to the theories and principles of the delivery of dental hygiene care, including evaluation of the patient, professional and clinical services. Emphasis will be placed on current concepts in preventive dentistry.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 103C         Dental Hygiene II

An introduction to common systemic diseases with emphasis on dental hygiene treatment planning, as well as the prevention and management of medical and dental emergencies. Topics discussed relate to substance abuse, stress, occupational and environmental hazards, and special needs patients. (Prerequisites: BIOL 195C with a minimum grade of C, ADED 100C, ADED 113C, and ADED 134C.)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 105C         Dental Radiology for Dental Assisting

Lectures and demonstrations are coordinated with lab practice on mannequins to develop mastery of dental radiographic techniques to include digital radiography, processing, mounting, and evaluating films. Emphasis

will be placed on client and operator protection, exposure and processing errors, asepsis protocol, radiographic techniques, and equipment function. Two clients will be scheduled near the end of the term when students exhibit acceptable and safe skills.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 3    Credit Hours: 3

 

ADED 110C         Dental Assisting Science I

A study of the anatomy of the head, emphasizing the osteological landmarks and the structures of the oral cavity. Both the permanent and primary dentitions are studied, including embryonic development and eruption patterns. In addition, an introduction to the structure and function of the human body systems in health and disease will be presented.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

ADED 111C         Dental Assisting Science II

An introductory study of drugs with specific consideration of those used in dentistry. Emphasis on drug origin, properties, dosages, and therapeutic effects. Studies in oral pathology will include signs and symptoms of the diseases common to the oral cavity to include neoplastic disease and the inflammatory response. (Prerequisite: ADED 110C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 113C         Clinical Dental Hygiene I

A pre-clinical course for the development and application of information relating to preventive dental hygiene services. Includes topics on asepsis, infection control, gathering and evaluating patient medical and dental histories, legal and ethical considerations, body mechanics, intra and extra oral exams, and instrumentation. Use of adjunct dental hygiene aids is also taught. Skills will be practiced on student partners. A classroom seminar for learning activities and group discussion is included. All students enrolled in ADED 113C will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Corequisites: ADED 100C and ADED 134C)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 8    Credit Hours: 3

 

ADED 114C         Clinical Dental Hygiene II

A continuation of Clinical Dental Hygiene I. Students will apply techniques learned directly on clinical patients. Emphasis is placed on the introduction of additional dental hygiene instruments, as well as dental health education techniques. A classroom seminar for learning activities and group discussion is included. All students enrolled in ADED 114C will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: ADED 100C, ADED 113C, and ADED 134C)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 8    Credit Hours: 3

 

ADED 126C         Nutrition

An introduction to the basic fundamentals of the science of nutrition for the dental hygienist. Essentials of adequate dietary intake and nutritional balances and imbalances including total body health and dental care are discussed. Topics include the role of nutrients in the development and maintenance of hard and soft oral tissues, nutritional needs throughout the life cycle, and nutritional issues that may impact oral health. Special emphasis is placed on the application of dietary analysis and nutritional counseling as a preventive dental service. (Prerequisite CHEM 125C with a minimum grade of C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 134C         Oral Anatomy I

A detailed study of the anatomy of the deciduous and permanent dentitions. Also included is tooth eruption and basic dental terminology. This course includes lab sessions coordinated with lectures to provide practical applications of dental anatomy.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 1    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 136C         Oral Anatomy II

A detailed study of the embryonic development and anatomy of the hard and soft tissues of the face and oral cavity. Study of the anatomical structure of the head and neck with emphasis on the cranial nerves, muscles of mastication and facial expression, temporomandibular joint, vascular and lymphatic systems, tooth development, and histology of dental tissues and supporting structures. (Prerequisite: BIOL 195C with a minimum grade of C, ADED 113C, ADED 134C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 140C         Dental Radiology for Dental Hygiene

Lectures and demonstrations are coordinated with laboratory practice on mannequins to develop mastery of digital dental radiographic techniques as well as processing, mounting, and evaluating films. Other topics include radiographic interpretation, radiographic landmarks, and localization techniques. Emphasis will be placed on patient and operator protection and equipment function. Patients will be scheduled near the end of the term when students exhibit acceptable skills. (Prerequisites: ADED 100C and ADED 134C; corequisites: ADED 136C and ADED 114C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 3    Credit Hours: 3

 

ADED 155C         Oral Hygiene Education/Nutrition

Methods of preventive oral hygiene education, including patient motivation, will be discussed. Lectures in nutrition will stress the importance of good eating habits in maintaining optimal general and dental health. Emphasis will be given to the essential role of the dental assistant in counseling the patient in these disciplines. (Prerequisite: ADED 110C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 161C         Dental Materials-DA

Study of the composition and properties of materials used in dentistry. Lab sessions emphasize practice in manipulation of various materials.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 3    Credit Hours: 3

 

ADED 162C         Dental Materials-DH

An introduction to the composition and properties of dental materials with emphasis on materials currently utilized in dental and dental hygiene treatments. Lab sessions are coordinated with lectures to provide practice in manipulation of materials with emphasis on impression taking and preparation of study casts. (Prerequisite: CHEM 125C with a minimum grade of C, ADED 114C, ADED 136C, or permission of the department chair of Allied Dental Education)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 3    Credit Hours: 3

 

ADED 175C         Dental Assisting Theory I

Designed to teach the dental assisting student clinical techniques. Includes information on sterilization and disinfection techniques, charting, and the use of dental equipment and instruments. Students are introduced to four-handed chairside assisting as it pertains to all types of dental procedures including oral evacuation, instrument transfer, tray set-ups, and completing dental clinical records. Emphasis is placed on the dental health team concept.

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 182C         Office Procedures and Management with Computer Applications

Development of working knowledge of office procedures to include communication and telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, and document management including HIPAA regulations. Other topics include fundamentals of financial systems, dental insurance, inventory control, and job search preparation. Technology in the business office and the use of specialized office management software is highlighted. (Prerequisite: ADED 110C) 

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 1

 

ADED 191C         Dental Assisting Clinical Experience I

Clinic sessions are coordinated with lectures in preclinical theory. Demonstration and practice of procedures in simulated clinical situations including maintaining office asepsis, instrument sterilization, 4-handed chairside assisting, patient interaction and comfort, health history management, preliminary oral inspection, and taking alginate impressions. An introduction to recording patient information in Dentrix will also be included. All students enrolled in ADED 191C will be charged a clinical surcharge per semester.

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 4    Credit Hours: 1

 

ADED 196C         Dental Assisting Clinical Experience II

Experience in a dental office performing chairside assisting, laboratory procedures, office procedures, and exposing, processing, and mounting radiographs. A classroom seminar for group discussion is included. All students enrolled in ADED 191C will be charged a clinical surcharge per semester. (Prerequisites: ADED 105C, ADED 110C, ADED 161C, ADED 175C, and ADED 191C) 

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 15    Credit Hours: 5

 

ADED 201C         Dental Hygiene Theory III

A study of the etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal disease from a histological and clinical perspective. Emphasis will be placed on the dental hygiene practitioner’s role in clinical assessment and recognition of the pathological periodontal changes and the response of the diseased tissues to therapy. Discussions are coordinated with experience in a laboratory and clinical setting. (Prerequisites: ADED 103C, ADED 114C ADED 136C, and ADED 140C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 1    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 212C         Clinical Dental Hygiene III

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 212C will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: ADED 114C and ADED 201C)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 12    Credit Hours: 4

 

ADED 221C         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 a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisite: ADED 212C)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 12    Credit Hours: 4

 

ADED 225C         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)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 4    Credit Hours: 1

 

ADED 227C         Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence

A study of the ethical and legal issues involved in dental care delivery as well as office management procedures.

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 1

 

ADED 239C         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)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

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)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 243C         Community Dental Health II

Students will implement the theory base from DN 242 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)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 1

 

ADED 244C         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, lab, 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 considerations, and a review of anatomy and physiology in relation to the administration of anesthetic agents. On successful completion of this course and graduation, participants will have completed the educational requirements for a local anesthesia permit for the state of N.H. All students enrolled in this course will be charged a $200 pain management supplies fee. (Prerequisites: ADED 103C, ADED 114C, ADED 136C, ADED 140C, CHEM 125C)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 3    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 246C         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. On completion of this course and graduation from the Dental Hygiene program, students will have completed the educational requirements for nitrous oxide administration and monitoring for certification by the state of N.H. All students enrolled in this course will be charged a $200 pain management supplies fee. (Prerequisites: ADED 212C and ADED 244C; corequisite: ADED 221C)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 4    Credit Hours: 1

 

ADED 247C         Dental Hygiene Science – 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)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 248C         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 and BIOL 202C with minimum grades of C and ADED 136C)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 275C         Dental Assisting Theory II

Introduces 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. Preclinical skills

will be introduced on mannequins and competency skills on patients. Advanced Dentrix computer applications will also be included. (Prerequisites: ADED 105C, ADED 110C, ADED 161C, ADED 175C, ADED 191C.)

Lecture Hours: 1    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 3    Credit Hours: 2

 

ADED 298C         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. (Prerequisites: ADED 196C, ADED275C, up-to-date CPR and clinical clearance with current health insurance and liability insurance, DANB Radiation, Health, and Safety Certificate)

Lecture Hours: 2    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 8    Credit Hours: 4

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