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DENTAL HYGIENE COURSES
DEN 110 ORAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (Formerly DEN 5302) 2 credits, 3 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Co-requisites: All first semester courses
The student will demonstrate a knowledge of the gross and microscopic anatomy of the teeth, tissues, organs of the oral cavity, nomenclature, functions and forms of the teeth, as well as identify normal and malocclusions.
DEN 111 HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY (Formerly DEN 5303) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture
Co-requisites: All first semester courses
The student will identify, describe, and locate the bones of the skull, muscle of mastication, tongue, face, pharynx, and glands of the head and neck.
DEN 112 CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE I (Formerly 5306) 2 credits, 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Co-requisites: All first semester courses
The student will demonstrate procedures relative to the dental appointment. These procedures include those aspects of Phase I and Phase II periodontal treatments, which are legally relevant to the clinical practice of dental hygiene.
DEN 120 CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE PRACTICE II (Formerly DEN 5308) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All first semester courses
Co-requisites: All second semester courses
The student will demonstrate definitive instrumentation procedures used in the treatment of periodontal disease and maintenance of oral health. Emphasis is placed on treatment planning, principles of root planning, instrument care, and screening procedures.
DEN 121 DENTAL RADIOLOGY I: BASIC CONCEPTS (Formerly DEN 5316) 1 credit, 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Pre-requisites: All first semester courses
Co-requisites: All second semester courses
The student will learn the theory of radiation production and safety. Learning methods include lectures, demonstrations, visuals, and labs.
DEN 122 ORAL MICROBIOLOGY (Formerly DEN 5318) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Pre-requisites: All first semester courses
Co-requisites:
All second semester courses
The student will classify and describe the main groups of microorganisms, and isolate and cultivate microorganisms in the laboratory. The concepts of general microbiology will be correlated with the oral ecology and factors associated with pathogenesis. Special emphasis will be placed upon correlation to periodontology, dental caries, and phase contrast microscopy. Sterilization, disinfection, asepsis, and chemotherapy will also be emphasized.
DEN 123 ORAL EMBRYOLOGY AND HISTOLOGY (Formerly DEN 5334) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All first semester courses
Co-requisites: All second semester courses
The student will be able to understand the origins of human tissues and relate these to the clinical Dental Hygiene practicum, emphasizing the histological foundations of preventive dentistry. Orofacial embryology and histology will be a basis for future understanding of periodontology, general and oral pathology, and for making clinical evaluations of patients with common oral diseases.
DEN 129 CLINIC I (Formerly DEN 5310) 3 credits (6 equated/billable), 8 hours clinical practice
Pre-requisites: All first semester courses
Co-requisites: All second semester courses
In a clinical setting, the student will demonstrate procedures relative to dental hygiene therapeutic treatment. Procedures include taking health histories and other screening procedures, performing the oral prophylaxis, applying preventive treatment, and patient educating.
DEN 130 NUTRITION (Formerly DEN 5315) 2 credits, 3 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All second semester courses
Co-requisites: All summer semester courses
The student will be able to relate the biological and chemical needs of patients to their nutritional intake. Nutritional disturbances observed in the clinic will be identified, analyzed, and discussed. Treatment of nutritional problems will have direct application to didactic material.
DEN 131 DENTAL RADIOLOGY II: TECHNIQUES AND INTERPRETATION (Formerly DEN 5317) 2 credits, 1.5 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Pre-requisites: All second semester courses
Co-requisites: All summer semester courses
The course will provide the student with knowledge necessary to utilize the techniques of bisecting and paralleling for the exposure of radiographs. The course will also provide students with the knowledge necessary to differentiate between normal anatomical structures and pathological conditions. Learning methods include lectures, demonstrations, slides, tapes, and laboratory experiences.
DEN 132 DENTAL MATERIALS (Formerly DEN 5332) 2 credits, 2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Pre-requisites: All second semester courses
Co-requisites: All summer semester courses
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of materials used in dentistry and their proper manipulations and applications. This course will consist of 2 hours lecture-discussion and 1.5 hours of laboratory exercises for each of the six (6) weeks of summer school.
DEN 210 GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY (Formerly DEN 5320) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All first and second semester and summer courses
Co-requisites: All third semester courses
The student will make clinical evaluations of conditions related to general and pathologic conditions, etiologies of disease, inflammation, infection, immunity, and degeneration processes.
DEN 211 PERIODONTOLOGY (Formerly DEN 5324) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All second and summer semester courses
Co-requisites: All third semester courses
The student will expand his/her knowledge of prevention of gingival and periodontal disease by (1) identifying the etiology, and (2) applying methods available to treat gingival and periodontal diseases.
DEN 212 DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION (Formerly DEN 5327) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All second and summer semester courses
Co-requisites: All third semester courses
The student will develop learning strategies and teach dental health education lessons to a variety of grade levels in a public school setting encompassing the areas of prevention, maintenance, consumer education, and nutritional counseling.
DEN 213 ADVANCED CLINICAL HYGIENE PRACTICE (Formerly DEN 5329) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Pre-requisites: All second and summer semester courses
Co-requisites: All third semester courses
The student will be able to describe the theory, demonstrate laboratory procedures, and perform selected clinical procedures in the areas of preventive dentistry, periodontology, and general dentistry.
DEN 219 CLINIC II (Formerly DEN 5312) 4 credits (6 equated/billable, 12 hours clinical practice; 1 hour recitation
Pre-requisites: All second semester courses
Co-requisites: All third semester courses
The student will administer comprehensive dental hygiene care to patients based on individual treatment plans and make referrals when indicated. The course consists of 13 hours of clinical practice. Procedures will include those legalized aspects of Phase I and Phase II periodontal treatment that are relevant to the practice of dental hygiene. This course is a continuation of DEN 129.
DEN 220 COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH (Formerly DEN 5322) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All third semester courses
Co-requisites: All fourth semester courses
The student will be able to provide dental health services to the community using program planning, health, education, and population survey techniques. Learning methods include seminar, field experience, and lectures.
DEN 221 PHARMACOLOGY (Formerly DEN 5325) 1.5 credits, 3 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All third semester courses
Co-requisites: All fourth semester courses
The student will list the following characteristics of drugs used in the clinical practice of dental hygiene and dentistry: action and use, methods of administration, and toxicology.
DEN 222 SPECIALTIES (Formerly DEN 5330) 1 credit, 3 hours clinical rotation
Pre-requisites: All third semester courses
Co-requisites: All fourth semester courses
The student will demonstrate procedures relative to the eight dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.
DEN 223 ETHICS/JURISPRUDENCE / PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (Formerly DEN 5331) 1.5 credits, 2 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All third semester courses
Co-requisites: All fourth semester courses
The student will place dental hygiene practice within the perspective of ethics and law, develop leadership skills and acquire practice in management skills.
DEN 224 SENIOR SEMINAR (Formerly DEN 5333)
1.5 credits, 2 hours lecture
Pre-requisites: All third semester courses
Co-requisites: All fourth semester courses
The student will develop professional acuity to current theories, methodologies, and dilemmas in dental hygiene practice through a seminar-discussion. The course will include a review of current literature, case presentations, and exposure to personnel associated with dental hygiene practice.
DEN 229 Clinic III (Formerly DEN 5314) 4 credits (6 equated/billable), 12 hours clinical practice; 1 hour recitation
Pre-requisites: All third semester courses
Co-requisites: All fourth semester courses
The student will administer comprehensive dental hygiene care to patients based on individual treatment plans and make referrals when indicated. The course is a continuation of DEN 219.

Courses identified with an asterisk (*) will be offered when there is sufficient demand.