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Faculty of Dentistry

DHYG: Dental Hygiene

DHYG 106 (3) Basics of Oral Microbiology
Basic principles in the study of microorganisms and their relation to human health for dental hygiene students.
DHYG 108 (3) Oral Health Sciences I
An introduction to normal, healthy facial, oral, and dental structures; oral health records, and charting terminology and symbols.
DHYG 110 (3) Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice I
An introduction to the Dental Hygiene profession, practice roles and the process of care model.
DHYG 206 (3) Head & Neck Anatomy
Prerequisite: All of BIOL 153, DHYG 108.
DHYG 208 (12) Oral Health Sciences II
An introduction to desease-related concepts during the study of dental materials, general pathology, plaque biofilm, nutrition, radiology, periodontology, and oral pathology. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: DHYG 108.
DHYG 210 (18) Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice II
The study of dental hygiene theory and practice in clinical and community-based settings. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: DHYG 110.
DHYG 308 (6) Oral Health Sciences III
An introduction to concepts and principles of pharmacology and local anesthesia, and further study of oral medicine, oral pathology, and radiology.
Prerequisite: DHYG 208.
DHYG 310 (18) Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice III
The study of dental hygiene theory and practice with emphasis on diverse clients with oral health care needs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: DHYG 210.
DHYG 325 (3) Applied Pharmacology
Applied pharmacology concepts and principles for the dental health professional.
DHYG 400 (3/6) d Policy Analysis and Change
Critical reviews of oral health care delivery, oral disease processes and dental hygiene. [3-0-0]
DHYG 401 (6) Oral Epidemiology
Basic epidemiological and statistical concepts and tests relevant to evidence-based oral health practices.
DHYG 402 (6) Dental Hygiene Practice I
Dental hygiene concepts, processes, and skills for individuals and communities. [3-0-0; 3-0-0]
DHYG 404 (6) Dental Hygiene Practice II
Advanced dental hygiene concepts, processes and skills in community health, educational or institutional settings.
DHYG 405 (3) Oral Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and immunological concepts relevant for dental hygiene practice.
DHYG 406 (6) Guided Study in Dental Hygiene
Conduct an in-depth investigation of a health promotion issue.
Prerequisite: All of DHYG 400, DHYG 401, DHYG 461. And Faculty approval.
DHYG 410 (18) Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice IV
Critical analysis of dental hygiene theory and practice related to diverse clients with complex oral health care needs. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: DHYG 310.
DHYG 412 (6) Oral Health Care Trends & Topics
Critical analysis of health care trends and oral health care delivery with emphasis on underserved diverse populations.
DHYG 433 (3) Assessment and Treatment Planning for Advanced Periodontal Diseases
Available in online distance education format only.
Corequisite: All of DHYG 401, DHYG 462.
DHYG 435 (3) Oral Medicine and Pathology
Pathobiology of oral diseases. Available in online distance education format only.
DHYG 461 (4) Literature Review I
[2-0-0]
DHYG 462 (4) Literature Review II
A continuation of DHYG 461. [2-0-0]
Corequisite: DHYG 401.

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