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Course : Dental Hygiene 2 Lecture 2024

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2024
Centennial Hall, 103
Debra Kelley
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Monday, May 06, 2024 8:00 am - 11:30 pm


Given the integration of didactic and clinical experience as applied on patients and peers, the prerequisite course Clinical Practice I (DNHY 3114), treatment and consistent student – instructor collaboration, upon completion of this course the student should be able to:



  1. Position the dental chair, clinicians stool, and dental light to insure patient/clinical comfort, communication and effective delivery of dental hygiene services.


  1. Organize dental hygiene instruments and supplies in a manner that enhances clinical efficiency and insures effective delivery of patient treatment and services.


  1. Apply accepted standards of infection control at all times in the clinical setting.


  1. Maintain a patient care delivery area that is organized, safe and follows proper infection control protocols.


  1. Sharpen and maintain instruments to insure effective instrumentation and preservation of instrument.


  1. Utilize information obtained from the health history to determine possible modifications and/or contraindications to treatment.


  1.  Accurately assess and document patient’s vital signs, making referrals to other health care

              Providers as appropriate.  


  1. Perform an extra-oral and intraoral inspection and accurately record significant findings.


  1. Examine all oral tissues for signs of health or pathological changes and record the findings.


  1. Perform and accurately document a periodontal evaluation for Class 2/2+/3 level patients: including

             recession, pocket depths, loss of attachment, mobility, furcation involvement and bleeding sites.


  1. Graphically represent a patient's teeth with regard to caries, missing teeth or tooth structure, types

              and locations of restorations, fixed and removable appliances and developmental anomalies.


  1. Apply principles of instrumentation and knowledge of tooth morphology in selecting appropriate

              instruments to detect and remove deposits.


  1. Develop treatment plan and present to Class 2/2+/3 level patients.


  1. Obtain the patient informed consent based on a thorough case presentation.


  1. Present appropriate oral health prevention programs based on patients individual needs


  1. Select and administer appropriate topical fluoride treatment including varnish, tray, rinse &



  1. Complete all clinic paperwork legibly and in a timely manner with appropriate detail in

              documentation, as is required for this level of clinical practice.


Final Exam:

The Junior 2nd Semester Final Examination is a 4 hour examination which will serve as the final exam for each of the courses offered in the 2nd semester of the dental hygiene curriculum: Dental Hygiene 2 (DNHY 3004), Periodontology (DNHY 3023), Oral Radiology II (DNHY 3102) and Pharmacology (DNHY 4103). This format, rather than utilizing individual final exams, will more effectively assess the student's ability to combine didactic and clinical content, utilize critical thinking skills, and aid in preparing the student for the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam.

Students missing an exam due to illness will be allowed to make up the exam on the DAY OF their return to school. No grade higher than a 90 will be given for make-up examinations. Students will be allowed to make up only one (1) exam per semester. This does not include the final exam.

Dental Hygiene Department Grading Scale

A = 92 to 100

B = 83 to 91

C = 75 to 82

D = 65 to 74




Exam # 1                            20%

Exam # 2                            20%

Exam # 3 (final exam)        25%

Daily Quizzes                      10%

Health Fair               25%






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