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Course : Dental Hygiene IV

Course Number
DNHY4032
Section Number
Semester
Spring 2021
Location
Centennial Hall, 103B
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

COURSE GOALS and OBJECTIVES:

  1. Given reading assignments, lecture, class discussion and lab and clinic work as applicable, upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
  1. Discuss air powered polishing in regards to rationale for use, contraindications, utilization techniques and types of units available.
  1. Discuss Piezo ultrasonic scaling in regards to rationale for use, contraindications, utilization techniques and types of units available.
  1. Discuss Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen conscious sedation in regards to indications, contraindications, and techniques for administration.  Demonstrate set up and administration/monitoring.
  1. Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in treating hospitalized/bedridden patients.
  1. Discuss various physical disabilities and the indications and/or contraindications for dental and dental hygiene treatment.
  1. Develop and construct his/her personal resume
  1. Identify key elements for successful job interviewing.
  1. Conduct a successful job search.
  1. Complete various samples of dental insurance forms.
  1. Discuss legal and ethical issues facing dental professionals today.
  1. Analyze various case studies to determine what ethical, moral, and legal issues

 might exist; and to determine how to deal with the issues.

  1. Demonstrate the use of various types of digital x-ray machines.
  1. Learning objectives related to specific topics are given for each class   session.

COURSE EVALUATION:

Final Course Grade Will Be Composed of The Following

 

Course Grading Scale:  

NA

Exams

30%

Resume

30%

Professional Development Portfolio

40%

Total

100%

 

Dental Hygiene Grading Scale

NA

NA

92 to 100

A

NA

83 to 91

B

NA

75 to 82

C

NA

65 to 74

D

Failure. Student cannot matriculate into next semester

 

Attendance:     

More than two (2) absences for any reason will result in a loss of 5 points from the final course grade for EACH absence over the allowed 2. This includes the lecture and scheduled clinical sessions.

In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual decisions may be made. Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of one (1) absence. Students must be present for the entire class period to get credit for a class session. Students leaving class early will be counted as absent.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

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