Dental Hygiene
DENTAL HYGIENE COMPETENCIES LAB
DH 013
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Application of concepts and topics presented in DH 111, 112, 113, 114, 211, 212, and 213. Continued development of skills and techniques related to dental hygiene competencies. Concurrent enrollments in DH 111, 112, 113, 114, 211, 212 or 213 required.
DENTAL ANATOMY
DH 101
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Anatomy, embryology, and histology of the human dentition and surrounding oral structures as they apply to the practice of dental hygiene. Emphasis on tooth development and associated vocabulary, tooth identification and differentiation, and tooth numbering systems. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
HEAD AND NECK ANATOMY
DH 102
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 6 hours of lab
Embryological, histological and anatomical development of the head and neck as it applies to the practice of dental hygiene. [GE]
ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION
DH 103
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Development of skills essential to the dental health educator and dental health resource person. Concepts of teaching, learning and motivation for groups and individuals. [GE]
INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL MATERIALS/ASSISTING
DH 104
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to properties and manipulation of basic restorative materials including resin, bases, liners, varnishes, cements, and sealants. Introduction to four-handed chairside assisting, study model preparation and pit and fissure sealant application. Clinical practice through assisting in restorative situations. [GE]
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES I
DH 111
6 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Basic theory and pre-clinical practice at the introductory level in patient assessment, care planning, management, and periodontal therapy, which includes prevention and control of oral disease, and proper safety and infection control procedures. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES II
DH 112
5 Credits
17 hours of lecture - 77 hours of lab
Clinical practice at the introductory level in patient assessment, care planning, management, and periodontal therapy, which includes preventative and control of oral disease, and proper safety and infection control procedures. Prerequisite: DH 111 and Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES III
DH 113
5 Credits
17 hours of lecture - 77 hours of lab
Clinical practice at the introductory and development levels in patient assessment, care planning, management, and periodontal therapy, which includes prevention and control of oral disease, and proper safety and infection control procedures. Prerequisite: DH 112 and Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES IV
DH 114
4 Credits
97 hours of lab
Clinical practice at the introductory and development levels in patient assessment, care planning, management, and periodontal therapy, which includes prevention and control of oral disease, and proper safety and infection control procedures. Concurrent enrollment in DH 114L required. Prerequisite: DH 113 and Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
ORAL RADIOLOGY I
DH 122
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Radiographic theory, equipment, patient safety, and techniques for exposing, processing, and mounting dental radiographs. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
ORAL RADIOLOGY II
DH 123
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Second in a series on radiographic theory application and radiographic image interpretation. Continued experience in exposing, processing and mounting, and critiquing dental radiographs. Prerequisite: DH 122 and consent of the Dental Hygiene program. [GE]
ORAL RADIOLOGY III
DH 124
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Third in a series on radiographic theory application and image interpretation. Includes principles of radiation biology, quality assurance, radiation health and protection. Introduction of principles of contemporary panoramic radiographic techniques and comprehensive analysis of panoramic images. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in DH 123 and DH 143. [GE]
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY I
DH 134
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to restorative techniques with emphasis on placement of amalgam and clinical experience with sealant application. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
ORAL MEDICINE
DH 141
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Introduction to the evaluation of medical/dental histories in preparation for dental hygiene treatment. Includes the most commonly encountered oral and systemic diseases. [GE]
GENERAL AND ORAL PATHOLOGY
DH 143
3 Credits
33 hours of lecture
Fundamentals of oral pathology including the inflammatory processes, tumor development, metabolic pathways and developmental disturbances. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ETHICS AND THE PROFESSION
DH 152
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Basic ethical principles, ethical problem solving methods, the Principles of Ethics of the American Dental Hygienist Association, and Washington State Laws applicable to the practice of dental hygiene. These elements will enable the student to apply professional attitudes and judgements when treating clinical patients. [GE]
SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS I
DH 154
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Issues regarding techniques and strategies for identifying, assessing, and treating patients with special needs and developing technological expertise to access special-needs information through various media. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
LOCAL ANESTHESIA & PAIN CONTROL
DH 163
4 Credits
25 hours of lecture - 33 hours of lab
Integration of anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and the most commonly encountered emergency procedures as they apply to the administration of local anesthesia. Clinical practice in the adminstration of local anesthesia is a required component of the course. Weekly clinical lab practice focuses on the 8 most commonly administered injections. Prerequisite: Admission to and Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program.
PERIODONTICS I
DH 171
3 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 22 hours of lab
Introduction to histological and clinical characteristics of normal and diseased periodontium. Introduction to tooth accumulated materials and preventive oral aids. [GE]
CARIOLOGY
DH 172
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Presentation of cause, progression, and prevention of dental caries with an emphasis on fluoride. [GE]
NITROUS OXIDE SEDATION
DH 174
1 Credits
8 hours of lecture - 4 hours of lab
Exploration of nitrous oxide sedation as it applies to the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene. Emphasis on patient evaluation, pharmacodymanics, and administration methods and safety issues. Minimum of three clinical patient inductions and recoveries required. Meets multi state licensure requirements for the provisions of nitrous oxide and includes 10 hours of lecture, 3 clinical, and 1 hour written final for a total of 14 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
PHARMACOLOGY I
DH 181
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Introduction to the classification, pharmacodynamics, dosages, and therapeutic effects of drugs most commonly encountered or prescribed by the dental office. Topics include drugs of abuse, autonomic nervous system, gastrointestinal, respiratory, vitamin, and minerals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the dental hygiene program. [GE]
PHARMACOLOGY II
DH 182
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Continuation of the classification, pharmacodynamics, dosages and therapeutic effects for drugs most commonly encountered or prescribed by the dental office. Topics include antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral medications, opioid and non-opioid analgesics, and cardiovascular medications. Prerequisite: DH 181. [GE]
PHARMACOLOGY III
DH 183
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Continuation of the classification, pharmacoldynamics, dosages, and therapeutic effects for drugs most commonly encountered or prescribed by the dental office. Topics include endocrine, psychotherapeutic, sedative/hypnotic, anti-anxiety, anticonvulsants, ophthalmic, anti-neoplastic, immune function, anti-Parkinson, and Alzheimer's disease medications. Prerequisite: DH 182. [GE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
DH 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH I
DH 201
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
A systematic approach to the prevention and control of dental disease and the promotion of oral health through organized community efforts. Practical application of public health techniques in the assessment of the community to establish what types of oral health programs are needed. [GE]
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH II
DH 202
2 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Continuation of Dental Public Health I. Advanced application of public health concepts to plan, implement and evaluate oral health programs that prevent and control dental disease and promote oral health for a designated population. [GE]
DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH III
DH 203
1 Credits
22 hours of lab
Continuation of Dental Public Health II. Implementation and evaluation of oral health programs at a variety of community settings. Formerly titled "Community Dental Health II". [GE]
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES V
DH 211
9 Credits
198 hours of lab
Clinical practice at the development level in patient assessment, care planning, management, and periodontal therapy, which includes prevention and control of oral disease, and proper safety and infection control procedures. Concurrent enrollment in DH 211L required. Prerequisite: DH 114 and consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VI
DH 212
9 Credits
198 hours of lab
Clinical practice at the development and competent levels in patient assessment, care planning, management, and periodontal therapy, which includes prevention and control of oral diseases, and proper safety and infection control procedures. Concurrent enrollment in DH 212L required. Prerequisite: DH 211 and Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES VII
DH 213
10 Credits
220 hours of lab
Clinical practice at the competent level in patient assessment, care planning, management, and periodontal therapy, which includes prevention and control of oral disease, and proper safety and infection control procedures. Concurrent enrollment in DH 213L required. Prerequisite: DH 212 and Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY II
DH 231
5 Credits
22 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Laboratory practice in expanded duties as allowed by Washington State Law. Emphasis on placement of amalgam and composite restorations. Prerequisite: DH 134 and Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY III
DH 232
4 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Clinical and laboratory practice in expanded duties as allowed by Washington State law; restorative dentistry and associated procedures, dental analgesia, local anesthetic, current dental material evaluation and product selection for use in clinical practice. Prerequisite: DH 231 and Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY IV
DH 233
3 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Further perfection of skills and mastery of clinical and laboratory practice in expanded duties as allowed by Washington State law. Completion of restorative capstone project, encompassing depth and breadth of knowledge acquired from supportive course work. Prerequisite: DH 172, 103, 104, 134, 231, 232 and consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS II
DH 251
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Researching academic, behavioral, and clinical techniques to determine the performance necessary in all phases of patient treatment for a population with special needs. In-depth independent research on a special needs population, as it relates to dental hygiene care. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS III
DH 252
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Expansion of the research in academic, behavioral, and clinical techniques through the development and presentation of a table clinic in order to determine the performance necessary in all phases of patient treatment for a population with special needs. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program. [GE]
SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS IV
DH 253
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Focus on behavioral and clinical techniques through case studies and reflection in order to appreciate issues surrounding access to care for patients with special needs. Prerequisite: Consent of the Dental Hygiene Program.
ETHICS AND PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
DH 263
1 Credits
11 hours of lecture
Legal and ethical issues related to dental hygiene. Topics include professional and patient relationships, professional associations, state dental hygiene practice acts, career alternatives and lifelong learning. [GE]
PERIODONTICS II
DH 271
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Root morphology and the etiological factors of periodontal diseases. Topics include: host response to, oral structures affected by, the classifcations of gingival and periodontal diseases. Current methods and diagnostic aids used to assess and evaluate periodonal disease in a patient will be presented. [GE]
PERIODONTICS III
DH 272
2 Credits
22 hours of lecture
Subjects covered this quarter will be treatment modalities of periodontal disease to include root planing, antimicrobials, lasers, and surgical procedures; HIV and periodontitis, reevaluation and maintenance procedures for the periodontal involved patient. Prerequisite: DH 271 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
DH 290
1 - 15 Credits
Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]