Course : Dental Hygiene IV
- Course Number
- Section Number
- Spring 2021
- Centennial Hall, 103B
- Barbara J DeBois RDH, MS
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
COURSE GOALS and OBJECTIVES:
- Given reading assignments, lecture, class discussion and lab and clinic work as applicable, upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Discuss air powered polishing in regards to rationale for use, contraindications, utilization techniques and types of units available.
- Discuss Piezo ultrasonic scaling in regards to rationale for use, contraindications, utilization techniques and types of units available.
- Discuss Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen conscious sedation in regards to indications, contraindications, and techniques for administration. Demonstrate set up and administration/monitoring.
- Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in treating hospitalized/bedridden patients.
- Discuss various physical disabilities and the indications and/or contraindications for dental and dental hygiene treatment.
- Develop and construct his/her personal resume
- Identify key elements for successful job interviewing.
- Conduct a successful job search.
- Complete various samples of dental insurance forms.
- Discuss legal and ethical issues facing dental professionals today.
- Analyze various case studies to determine what ethical, moral, and legal issues
might exist; and to determine how to deal with the issues.
- Demonstrate the use of various types of digital x-ray machines.
- Learning objectives related to specific topics are given for each class session.
Final Course Grade Will Be Composed of The Following
Course Grading Scale:
Professional Development Portfolio
Dental Hygiene Grading Scale
92 to 100
83 to 91
75 to 82
65 to 74
Failure. Student cannot matriculate into next semester
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