Dental Hygiene (DHYG)

Courses

DHYG 121   Clinical Dental Hygiene I: Pre-Clinic* (5 Hours)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 125 and DHYG 135 and DHYG 138.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

This course will include information and techniques relating to the history, development, current status and future of the profession of dental hygiene. Students will be introduced to fundamental dental hygiene services, instrumentation, client assessment, preventive treatment, transmissible diseases, principles of infection control and prevention. 2 hrs. lecture, 14 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 125   Developmental Dentistry* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 135 and DHYG 138.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

This course will include a study of embryology, oral histology, developmental disturbances of the oral cavity and related structures, dental morphology and occlusion. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

DHYG 135   Dental Materials* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 138.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge base of the science and physical properties of dental materials. Through laboratory exercises, students will have hands-on experience with dental materials used in dental hygiene and dentistry while applying their knowledge of dental material sciences. 1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 138   Head and Neck Anatomy* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 135.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.)

This course is designed to provide dental hygiene students with the basic anatomical foundations to support clinical course work. Topics to be covered include the skull, muscles, and vascular, glandular, lymphatic and nervous systems of the head and neck. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

DHYG 140   Clinical Dental Hygiene II* (4 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 135 and SOC 122.

Corequisites: DHYG 142 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148.

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

The course will include clinical application of dental hygiene techniques and instrumentation, oral health products, patient motivation and educational techniques, preventive strategies including use of an intraoral clinic camera, and an introduction to selected dental specialties. Students will be prepared for medical and dental emergencies that may be encountered in various practice settings. An introduction to the dental hygiene process of care (ADPIED) and working with special-needs patient populations will be provided. 2 hrs. lecture/8 hrs.clinic/wk.

DHYG 142   Dental Radiography* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 135 and DHYG 138.

Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148.

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

This course prepares the dental hygiene student to expose, process and critique intra and extraoral radiographs for clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on technique and individual patient radiographic need using standardized As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concepts. Students process, mount and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value associated with patient care. Radiation production, biology and safety are required for students to make informed decisions and adjustments for optimum patient care. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 146   Periodontics* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 135 and DHYG 138.

Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 148.

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

This course provides the dental hygiene student with an in-depth study of periodontal disease including the inflammatory process and its relationship to pathogenesis of periodontal disease; identification of etiological factors; classification of periodontal disease following a complete periodontal assessment; recognition of gingival conditions and risk assessment; description of periodontal surgical procedures; the recognition of periodontal emergencies; and the effectiveness of plaque control and nonsurgical periodontal therapy. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

DHYG 146H   HON: Periodontics* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

DHYG 148   Dental Health Education* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 121.

Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 146.

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135.

This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge base in oral health promotion; disease prevention and control; the scientific research process; evaluation of research articles; goal and objective writing; cultural competency in oral health care; client assessment; evidence based decision making and product evaluation. Students will learn to apply this knowledge using educational methodology for individuals and groups, with special emphasis on behavior modification, compliance, communication and motivation. 1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 221   Clinical Dental Hygiene III* (6 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235.

Corequisites: DHYG 225 and DHYG 230 and DHYG 240.

Students will continue development in the areas of patient management, preventive dental hygiene treatment and proficiency in clinical techniques through practical application. Current advances in dental hygiene services will also be introduced. 2 hrs. lecture, 16 hrs. clinic/wk.

DHYG 221H   HON: Clinical Dental Hygiene III* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

DHYG 225   General and Oral Pathology* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148 and BIOL 225 and BIOL 235.

Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 230 and DHYG 240 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

This course prepares the student dental hygienist to determine when to consult, treat or refer clients with various disease, infection or physiological conditions. Students learn to recognize the signs, causes and implications of common pathological conditions including inflammatory responses, immune disorders, genetic disorders, developmental disorders of tissues and cysts, oral tissue trauma and neoplasm of the oral cavity. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

DHYG 225H   HON: General and Oral Pathology* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

DHYG 230   Dental Therapeutics* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235.

Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225 and DHYG 240.

This course will introduce the basic principles of drug actions, emphasizing dental-related therapeutics and drugs associated with common systemic disorders, information on the selection of professional products, and principles necessary in administering local anesthesia. 2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 240   Dental Public Health* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148 and BIOL 225 and BIOL 235.

Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225 and DHYG 230 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

This course facilitates the student's development as a responsible leader in public health programs. Topics include public health structure and global public health access, statistical procedures for critiquing scientific literature and epidemiology. Course content includes emphasis on the role of the dental hygienist in community health promotion, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation using evidenced-based research. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

DHYG 245   Nitrous Oxide Analgesia* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: DHYG 221.

Corequisites: DHYG 250.

This course will concentrate on the principles of administering and monitoring nitrous oxide analgesia. Upon completion of the course, didactic and clinical proficiency in nitrous oxide analgesia will meet certification standards set by state dental boards. 1 hr. lecture, lab/wk.

DHYG 245H   HON: Nitrous Oxide Analgesia* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

DHYG 250   Clinical Dental Hygiene IV* (6 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 221.

Corequisites: DHYG 245.

This course will offer continued development of proficiency in clinical techniques and current procedural practices of the dental hygienist with emphasis on self-evaluation. Topics will include ethics, jurisprudence, office management, current dental hygiene issues and preparation for board exams. 2 hrs. lecture, 16 hrs. clinic/wk., 1 hr. board review for first 8 wks.

DHYG 250H   HON:Clinical Dental Hygiene IV* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

DHYG 291   Independent Study* (1-7 Hour)

Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA minimum and department approval.

Independent study is a directed, structured learning experience offered as an extension of the regular curriculum. It is intended to allow individual students to broaden their comprehension of the principles of and competencies associated with the discipline or program. Its purpose is to supplement existing courses with individualized, in-depth learning experiences. Such learning experiences may be undertaken independent of the traditional classroom setting, but will be appropriately directed and supervised by regular instructional staff. Total contact hours vary based on the learning experience.

DHYG 121

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene I: Pre-Clinic*
  • Number: DHYG 121
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 5
  • Contact Hours: 250
  • Lecture Hours: 33
  • Lab Hours: 217

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.
Corequisites: DHYG 125 and DHYG 135 and DHYG 138.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Description:

This course will include information and techniques relating to the history, development, current status and future of the profession of dental hygiene. Students will be introduced to fundamental dental hygiene services, instrumentation, client assessment, preventive treatment, transmissible diseases, principles of infection control and prevention. 2 hrs. lecture, 14 hrs. lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructors course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required

Objectives

  1. Explain disease transmission, exposure prevention, and the principles of sterilization and disinfection as they relate to the clinical practice of dental hygiene.
  2. Demonstrate proper clinic equipment operation and maintenance.
  3. Apply principles of ergonomic clinician, client and equipment positioning.
  4. Utilize proper grasp, fulcrum, adaptation, insertion, angulation and activation of assessment and calculus-removing instruments.
  5. Recognize etiology of carious lesions, dental stains, and hard and soft dental deposits.
  6. Describe gingival anatomy in health and disease.
  7. Use appropriate client assessment and diagnostic procedures as they relate to dental hygiene treatment.
  8. Demonstrate dental hygiene appointment sequencing and documentation (record keeping).
  9. Describe common medical and dental emergencies and the procedures to follow to mitigate the emergency.
  10. Employ proper oral self-care and relate individualized oral care to clients.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Disease Transmission, Exposure Prevention, and the Principles of Sterilization and Disinfection

A. Explain the process of disease transmission.

B. Describe exposure prevention and exposure incident procedure.

C. Distinguish between sterilization and disinfection.

D. Describe sterilization procedures for critical and semi-critical instruments.

E. Demonstrate proper equipment disinfection.

F. Demonstrate proper instrument sterilization and storage.

II. Clinic Equipment Operation and Maintenance

A. Demonstrate proper clinic equipment operation.

B. Implement prescribed clinic equipment maintenance.

III. Principles of Ergonomic Positioning

A. Demonstrate ergonomic positioning of the dental hygiene clinician and client.

B. Implement proper positioning of equipment during client care.

IV. Principles of Instrumentation: Grasp, Fulcrum, Adaptation, Insertion, Angulation and Activation

A. Utilize proper grasp, fulcrum, adaptation, insertion, angulation and activation of dental hygiene assessment instruments.

B. Utilize proper grasp, fulcrum, adaptation, insertion, angulation and activation of dental hygiene calculus removing instruments.

V. Etiology of Carious Lesions, Dental Stains, and Hard and Soft Dental Deposits

A. Describe the etiology of dental carious lesions and hard and soft dental deposits.

B. Distinguish between hard and soft dental deposits clinically.

C. Describe the etiology of dental stains.

D. Identify various dental stains.

E. Demonstrate procedures to remove dental stains.

VI. Gingival Anatomy

A. Describe healthy gingival anatomy.

B. Interpret changes in gingival anatomy caused by oral habits, inflammation and systemic diseases.

VII. Client Assessment and Diagnostic Procedures

A. Apply communication skills to obtain a thorough client personal, medical and dental history.

B. Employ clinical drug resources to research client medication history to develop alterations to dental hygiene care.

C. Formulate alterations to dental hygiene care based on personal, medical and dental history.

D. Utilize appropriate assessment instruments to develop and document a client’s initial clinical assessment.

E. Develop and document an appointment plan based on client’s initial assessment.

VIII. Dental Hygiene Appointment Sequencing and Documentation (Record Keeping)

A. Implement proper appointment sequencing during client care.

B. Perform proper documentation of dental hygiene treatment.

C. Follow clinical protocols for faculty evaluations at the beginning, during and after client treatment.

IX. Common Medical and Dental Emergencies

A. Describe common medical emergencies that can occur in a dental clinical setting.

B. Demonstrate procedures to mitigate common medical emergencies.

C. Describe common dental emergencies.

D. Relate recommended procedures necessary to mitigate common dental emergencies.

X. Oral Self-Care and Individualized Client Oral Self-Care

A. Describe oral self-care including appropriate brushing and flossing techniques.

B. Determine appropriate oral care techniques based on client assessment.

C. Relate appropriate oral care techniques based on clinical assessment to clients.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

65%   Clinical competency evaluations
          Instrumentation Mid-Term (20%)
          Instrumentation Final (30%)
          Professionalism (10%)
          Clinical Assignments (5%)
Satisfactory Competency: Critical Skills and designated instruments
20%    Exams and quizzes
15%    Comprehensive Final

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 125

  • Title: Developmental Dentistry*
  • Number: DHYG 125
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 32
  • Lecture Hours: 32

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.
Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 135 and DHYG 138.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Description:

This course will include a study of embryology, oral histology, developmental disturbances of the oral cavity and related structures, dental morphology and occlusion. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Utilize appropriate dental nomenclature in written and oral formats.
  2. Describe the basic components of nondental tissues and dental tissues in the orofacial region.
  3. Recognize developmental disturbances associated with the teeth and soft tissues.
  4. Identify the histology of dental tissues and the periodontium.
  5. Apply principles of tooth form and function to identify individual permanent teeth and deciduous teeth.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Basic Terminology: Dental Nomenclature

A. Define appropriate dental nomenclature.

B. Apply dental nomenclature utilized in dentistry.

II. Basic Tissues and Cells

A. Describe the basic /normal histology of oral and dental tissues.

B. Recognize normal healthy tissues and structures in the oral cavity.

III. Embryological Development of the Oral Cavity

A. Describe stages of developmental growth of the oral cavity and related structures.

B. Discuss the developmental relationship between teeth and the oral mucosa.

IV. Oral Cavity/Tooth Development

A. Describe developmental disturbances associated with teeth and soft tissues.

B. Discuss possible treatments of the various anomalies.

V. Histology of Tooth Structures and Periodontium

A. Explain the development and histology of tooth structures and the periodontium.

B. Discuss the developmental relationship between the teeth and the periodontium.

VI. Tooth Form and Function of Individual Permanent Teeth and Deciduous Teeth

A. Discuss eruption dates and sequences.

B. Recognize anatomical structures to identify individual teeth.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

0-10%      Developmental Dentistry Quizzes
60-65%    Developmental Dentistry Exams
30-35%    Developmental Dentistry Morphology  Exam

Total:   100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

1. Computer Literacy Expectations - Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some projects and/or exercises.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 135

  • Title: Dental Materials*
  • Number: DHYG 135
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 53
  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 37

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.
Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 138.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge base of the science and physical properties of dental materials. Through laboratory exercises, students will have hands-on experience with dental materials used in dental hygiene and dentistry while applying their knowledge of dental material sciences. 1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the basic physical and mechanical properties of dental biomaterials.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in using given dental materials within the scope of dental hygiene practice.
  3. Apply fundamental clinical dental hygiene services involving the selection, manipulation and care of specific dental biomaterials on clients.
  4. Contrast and compare physical properties, proper mixing techniques, and application of impression materials.
  5. Demonstrate proper technique in mixing gypsum material, fabricating study models/bite registrations, and mixing cements, bases and liners.
  6. Contrast and compare the types, uses and clinical care of direct and indirect esthetic materials.
  7. Utilize proper technique for placement of pit and fissure sealants to clinical competency.
  8. Discuss and describe the use of bleaching biomaterials in the scope of dental hygiene practice.
  9. Explain the need for and demonstrate proper technique for fabrication of a custom bleach tray and athletic mouth guards to clinical competence.
  10. Discuss and describe metals/amalgam in dentistry in the scope of dental hygiene practice.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction to Dental Materials

A. Describe categories and mechanical properties of dental materials.

B. Discuss rationale for dental materials science in dental hygiene
curriculum.

C. Discuss the implication of mechanical, physical and biological
properties of dental materials in the mouth.

D. Apply laboratory and materials safety practices.

II. Impression Materials

A. Define mechanical properties associated with impression materials.

B. Identify setting problems of colloid and elastomeric impression materials.

C. Compare properties of each of the elastic impression materials.

D. Demonstrate proper setup, placement, removal, disinfection and storage of impression material. 

III. Gypsum Models

A. Discuss chemistry of gypsum materials.

B. Discuss and demonstrate mechanical steps of mixing and pouring gypsum materials.

C. Fabricate study casts to specifications.

IV. Dental Esthetics and Bleaching Materials

A. Outline indications and contradictions for bleaching teeth.

B. Differentiate between in-office bleaching and home bleaching.

C. Demonstrate fabrication of custom bleaching tray.

V. Preventive Materials

A. Discuss chemical compositions of fluorides.

B. Discuss chemical and mechanical properties of sealants.

C. Determine appropriate patient type for sealant placement.

D. Apply sealants on permanent teeth.

E. Demonstrate proper fluoride application.

VI. Safety and Abrasion

A. Define finishing, polishing and abrasion.

B. Classify materials by hardness and function.

C. Discuss clinical implication with all finishing and polishing agents.

D. Explain types and functions of mouth protectors.

E. Fabricate custom mouth protector.

VII. Bonding and Esthetic Materials

A. Discuss physical and chemical properties of resin materials.

B. Discuss polymerization.

C. Discuss the composition and function of bonding agents.

VIII. Dental Cements, Bases, Liners and Intermediate Restorations

A. Discuss chemical and physical properties of high and low strength bases.

B. Discuss the use of bases, liners and cements in dentistry.

C. Compare strength limits of all bases and liners.

D. Discuss the expanded scope of dental hygiene practice in the Kansas Dental Practice Act with an Extended Care Permit III Credential.

E. Demonstrate manipulation and placement of high- and low-strength adhesives and intermediate restorative materials.

IX. Metals, Alloys and Ceramics

A. List types of indirect restorative materials and their preparations.

B. Discuss composition and properties of amalgam.

C. Discuss clinical implications of mercury hygiene.

D. Identify different restorations based on appearance.

X. Prosthetics

A. Discuss fabrication and care of dental prostheses.

B. Discuss clinical implications of dental prostheses.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

10-30%    Quizzes
20-50%    Exams
30-50%    Assignments
5-15%      Professionalism

Total:  100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

1. Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some projects and/or exercises. Online course management software is used in the course.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 138

  • Title: Head and Neck Anatomy*
  • Number: DHYG 138
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 32
  • Lecture Hours: 32

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230 and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.
Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 135.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a "C" or higher.)

Description:

This course is designed to provide dental hygiene students with the basic anatomical foundations to support clinical course work. Topics to be covered include the skull, muscles, and vascular, glandular, lymphatic and nervous systems of the head and neck. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Discuss the bones, foramina, sinuses and landmarks of the skull on models and written examinations.
  2. Describe the structures and functions related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
  3. Explore the actions, insertions and locations of the muscles of the head and neck.
  4. Discuss the functions of the 12 cranial nerves.
  5. Relate the functions and locations of the blood supply, glandular and lymph systems, and lymph nodes of the head and neck to the role of the dental hygienist. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Skull

A. Identify the soft tissue landmarks of the face and neck.

B. Point out the bones of the head and neck and their landmarks.

C. Describe in detail the landmarks of the maxilla and mandible.

D. Explain the functions and locations of the paranasal sinuses.

E. Associate the landmarks of the skull for clinical examination.

II. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

A. Identify the landmarks of theTMJ.

B. Describe the movements of the TMJ and their relationship with the muscle of the head and neck.

C. Discuss the abnormal function of the TMJ for clinical examination.

III. Muscles

A. Identify the locations of muscles of the head and neck.

B. Describe the origins, insertions and factions of the muscles of the head and neck.

C. Discuss the processes of mastication, speech and swallowing with regard to anatomic considerations involving the muscles.

D. Apply information in order to palpate the muscles of the head and neck.

IV. Nerves

A. Describe the components of the nervous system.

B. Discuss the divisions of the central and peripheral nervous systems.

C. Identify the cranial nerves.

D. Discuss the nerve innervation of the oral cavity.

E. Apply information to identify innervation of the oral cavity.

V. Cardiovascular, Glandular and Lymphatic

A. Identify the branches of the external carotid artery, glands, lymph and associated structures of the head and neck.

B. Discuss how the cardiovascular, glandular and lymph systems function.

C. Apply the link between the oral cavity and the cardiovascular, glandular and lymph systems.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

90%    Sectional Exams, Midterm (written and practical)
10%    Final Exam

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

1. Computer Literacy Expectations:  Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 140

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene II*
  • Number: DHYG 140
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Contact Hours: 166
  • Lecture Hours: 46
  • Other Hours: 120

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 135 and SOC 122.
Corequisites: DHYG 142 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148.
Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Description:

The course will include clinical application of dental hygiene techniques and instrumentation, oral health products, patient motivation and educational techniques, preventive strategies including use of an intraoral clinic camera, and an introduction to selected dental specialties. Students will be prepared for medical and dental emergencies that may be encountered in various practice settings. An introduction to the dental hygiene process of care (ADPIED) and working with special-needs patient populations will be provided. 2 hrs. lecture/8 hrs.clinic/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Provide a complete patient evaluation.
  2. Apply the Dental Hygiene Process of Care, which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation (ADPIED) throughout the dental hygiene appointment.
  3. Demonstrate competence in performing primary preventive treatment.
  4. Implement preventive strategies on all patients.
  5. Provide patients with aids needed to improve oral health.
  6. Apply theoretical concepts of ultrasonic scaling on lab partners.
  7. Utilize the ultrasonic scaler on clinic patients when indicated.
  8. Demonstrate competence in working with special-needs patient populations.
  9. Manage emergency situations.
  10. Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in pediatric dentistry.
  11. Perform all auxiliary procedures in providing comprehensive dental hygiene care.
  12. Demonstrate professionalism by exhibiting defined professional characteristics.
  13. Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical setting and its systems.
  14. Assess the dentition and occlusion.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The Teeth and Dental Caries

A. Describe conditions that lead to dental caries.

B. Identify the organisms associated with the various types of carious lesions.

C. Discuss measures that can be taken to prevent dental caries.

D. Explain the development of dental caries.

II. The Teeth, Records and Charting of the Dentition

A. Define the rationale of restorative charting.

B. Define Black's classification of cavities.

C. Discuss the tooth designation systems in general use.

D. Interpret teeth on the chart and their counterparts in the mouth.

E. Demonstrate the correct use of the explorer, mouth mirror and compressed air as it relates to charting.

F. Identify missing teeth, restorations, atypical conditions of hard tissues, malaligned teeth, caries and unerupted teeth on the dental hygiene chart by using appropriate symbols.

III. The Occlusion

A. Determine the classifications of ideal and malocclusion.

B. Identify facial profiles.

C. Discuss occlusion of the primary teeth.

IV. Ultrasonic/Sonic Scaling

A. Assess the need for ultrasonic/sonic scaling.

B. Demonstrate proficiency with the technique for ultrasonic scaling.

C. Provide patients with pertinent information regarding the use of the ultrasonic/sonic scaler.

V. Cleaning Removable Appliances

A. Describe special home care procedures recommended for patients with removable prosthetic appliances.

B. Apply JCCC Clinic Procedures for care and cleaning of removable prosthetic appliances.

VI. Emergencies and Oxygen Tank

A. Demonstrate proficiency in CPR.

B. Identify emergency situations.

C. Describe the correct response to emergency situations.

D. Demonstrate proficiency with the usage and maintenance of the oxygen tank.

VII. Appointment Planning and Record Keeping

A. Develop dental hygiene appointment plans with assistance.

B. Maintain accurate records with assistance.

C. Assist with maintaining a current periodontal maintenance catalog.

VIII. Preventive Strategies

A. Assess, develop and implement appropriate preventive strategies for each clinical patient with assistance (including oral health products).

B. Monitor each patient's progress without assistance.

C. Implement customized maintenance plans for clinical patients.

IX. Oral Health Products

A. Recognize the patient's needs for oral health products with assistance.

B. Demonstrate the use of oral health products to patients when indicated.

X. Intraoral Clinic Camera

A. Incorporate the intraoral clinic camera as part of a patient's preventive strategies.

B. Utilize appropriate mirrors and cheek retractors to aid in quality intraoral photos.

XI. Dental Hygiene Grading System

A. Compare paper and electronic clinic forms for accuracy of recorded scores on a weekly basis.

B. Monitor all grades with special emphasis on instrumentation/process.

C. Utilize the "Dental Hygiene Clinical Evaluation Criteria" for appropriate grading specifications.

XII. The Dental Hygiene Process of Care - ADPIED

A. Identify human needs deficits for each patient.

B. Differentiate between a dental diagnosis and a dental hygiene diagnosis.

C. Determine a dental hygiene diagnosis based on human needs deficits.

D. Develop individualized appointment care plans for each patient based on diagnosis of human needs deficits.

E. Apply the dental hygiene process of care, which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation (ADPIED) throughout the dental hygiene appointment with assistance.

XIII. Effective Communication

A. Apply communication concepts when providing dental hygiene care, including presenting care plans to patients.

B. Respond to commonly asked questions from patients with assistance.

XIV. Special-Needs Patients

A. Discuss the specialty of pediatric dentistry.

B. Recognize conditions for patients requiring an alteration in treatment procedure with assistance.

C. Demonstrate professional characteristics when working with special-needs patients.

XV. Case Study Presentations

A. Write a case study that includes an overview of health status, selected preventive strategies and clinic photos on a clinic patient with supporting documentation.

B. Present case study findings to the class using audiovisual aids.

XVI. Instrument Sharpening

A. Explain the principles of instrument design.

B. Utilize correct assessment and technique for instrument sharpening.

XVII. Desensitizing

A. Explain the etiology of dentin hypersensitivity.

B. Apply the JCCC Hypersensitivity Protocol in patient treatment.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

60-70%    Final Clinic CPO Grade
5-10%      Professionalism
10-20%    Projects
10-20%    Exams
5-15%      Quizzes

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

  1. Extra class time is required to attend a presentation on pediatric dentistry on a Friday afternoon and on the first Tuesday and Thursday for lab and clinical procedures.
  2. The dental hygiene student must participate as a team member in cleanup and closing of the clinic at the end of each clinic session.
  3. Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of papers, exercises and clinical software.
  4. The student will be expected to write not only in the Dental Hygiene Program, but also throughout the dental hygiene career.  Of course, content is important but equally important is the ability to communicate effectively. Therefore, writing is expected to meet the criteria of adequately developed and logically organized writing and standard edited English.  If papers and/or assignments do not meet the above criteria, the student may be asked to rewrite the paper, visit the Writing Center and/or take course work to help improve writing skills.
  5. Purchase of the spring semester instrument kit is required for this course.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 142

  • Title: Dental Radiography*
  • Number: DHYG 142
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 64
  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 48

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 135 and DHYG 138.
Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148.
Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Description:

This course prepares the dental hygiene student to expose, process and critique intra and extraoral radiographs for clinical practice. Emphasis is placed on technique and individual patient radiographic need using standardized As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) concepts. Students process, mount and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic value associated with patient care. Radiation production, biology and safety are required for students to make informed decisions and adjustments for optimum patient care. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Describe the properties of radiation and its production in a dental X-ray unit.
  2. Demonstrate proper infection control procedures when exposing radiographs in the clinic, and processing in the darkroom or imaging room.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to expose diagnostically acceptable bitewing, periapical, occlusal and panoramic radiographs on pediatric and adult patients
  4. Differentiate between normal radiographic anatomical landmarks and abnormal anatomy or findings.  
  5. Identify and discuss film characteristics: density, contrast, definition and distortion.
  6. Describe the general principles of darkroom construction, equipment and safe lighting, and process exposed radiographs utilizing proper darkroom procedures.
  7. Correctly mount, label and critique intra and extraoral radiographs.
  8. Describe and perform the proper maintenance procedures for processing and imaging dental radiographs. 
  9. Evaluate radiographs for film quality, technique and processing errors.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in duplicating radiographs.
  11. Determine frequency and type of radiographic exposures based on patient need and clinical considerations.
  12. Describe the biological effects of ionizing radiation, and practice principles of radiation hygiene as they relate to the dental office.
  13. Conduct patient education to various age groups utilizing radiographs as an educational tool.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introductory Concepts of Dental Radiology

A. Discuss the purpose and techniques of radiographs used in the dental office setting.

B. Differentiate between radiographic techniques used for imaging areas of the mouth.

II. Infection Control

A. Demonstrate infection control procedures used in a radiographic setting.

B. Discuss infection control modifications necessary to accommodate special needs patients.

III. Intraoral Radiographic Techniques

A. Expose and critique intraoral film surveys used in dentistry.

B. Demonstrate the ability to expose diagnostically acceptable, complete mouth surveys using paralleling technique with the least possible exposure to the patient.

IV. Radiographic Anatomy

A. Identify normal anatomical landmarks of the maxilla and mandible seen on radiographs.

B. Differentiate soft tissue and air spaces in radiographic films.

V. Production of X-Rays

A. Describe the properties of radiation and its production in a dental X-ray unit.

B. Discuss film characteristics: density, contrast, definition and distortion.

VI. X-Ray Machine Function

A. Identify and discuss elements of a radiographic imaging machine that creates X-rays.

B. Identify control factors of the X-ray unit that alter radiographic images.

VII. Processing and Film Mounting Procedures

A. Explain the principles of darkroom construction, equipment, safe lighting, processing and maintenance.

B. Mount and view intraoral surveys for patient care and diagnosis.

C. Expose radiographs utilizing proper darkroom techniques.

VIII. Analysis of Errors and Artifacts (Diagnostic Quality)

A. Assess radiographic quality for errors in technique and processing.

B. Differentiate errors in film surveys for retake needs.

IX. Digital Imaging

A. Demonstrate utilization of digital techniques in dental radiography.

B. Discuss digital imaging systems utilized in dentistry.

X. Extra-Oral Imaging, Panoramic Imaging

A. Describe common extraoral radiographic systems utilized in diagnostic dentistry and therapy.

B. Demonstrate panoramic imaging techniques on clinical patients.

C. Identify anatomy as seen on panoramic images.

XI. Radiation Biology / Health and Protection

A. Determine frequency and type of radiographic exposures based on patient need and American Dental Association (ADA) recommendations.

B. Demonstrate radiation safety procedures during patient care.

XII. Quality Assurance and Legal Aspects

A. Identify quality assurance methods to be used to maintain safety and accuracy of radiation.

B. Discuss state regulations associated with dental X-ray records.

XIII. Radiographic Diagnosis

A. Differentiate between normal anatomical landmarks and commonly observed lesions, particularly those associated with caries, apical pathology and periodontal disease.

B. Formulate concise radiographic findings from patient radiographs in a clinical setting.

C. Communicate radiographic findings for patient education.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

50-55%    Exams, Quizzes
10-20%    Homework and Exposure Technique Assignments
25-40%    Skill Demonstration (DXTTR manikin)

Radiographic technique evaluation = Satisfactory completion of competencies

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

  1. Students must provide dental radiography film for lab practice. This is a part of the instrument kit for the second semester.
  2. Computer Literacy Expectations:Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of projects and/or exercises. Online course management software is used in the course.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 146

  • Title: Periodontics*
  • Number: DHYG 146
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 47
  • Lecture Hours: 47

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 135 and DHYG 138.
Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 148.
Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Description:

This course provides the dental hygiene student with an in-depth study of periodontal disease including the inflammatory process and its relationship to pathogenesis of periodontal disease; identification of etiological factors; classification of periodontal disease following a complete periodontal assessment; recognition of gingival conditions and risk assessment; description of periodontal surgical procedures; the recognition of periodontal emergencies; and the effectiveness of plaque control and nonsurgical periodontal therapy. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Recognize, describe and properly record conditions relative to all classifications of gingival and periodontal disease.
  2. Describe plaque control measures, including specialized oral hygiene products, for the periodontal client.
  3. Describe the inflammatory and immunological responses associated with all classifications of periodontal disease.
  4. Describe and classify the specific bacteria found in biofilm that are associated with all classifications of periodontal diseases, and the characteristics that contribute to their virulence.
  5. Define and recognize contributing/risk factors in the progression of periodontal disease.
  6. Discuss periodontitis as a risk factor for systemic diseases.
  7. Define the classifications of gingival and periodontal diseases, including referral guidelines, as established by the American Academy of Periodontology.
  8. Describe the pathogenesis, including radiographic changes, of bone loss.
  9. Describe the components of a dental implant, the peri-implant tissue, and the special needs of a client with a dental implant.
  10. Describe the goals and research-based rationale for treatment planning in nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
  11. Discuss appropriate rationale for periodontal maintenance intervals.
  12. Describe the various surgical procedures used in the treatment of gingival and periodontal disease.
  13. Identify the clinical findings associated with periodontal emergencies and discuss the treatment for each.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Periodontal Assessment

A. Define the components of a periodontal assessment, including implant patients.

B. Describe the anatomy, physiology and histology of the periodontium.

C. Identify gingival and periodontal changes that are indicative of disease.

D. Identify primary and secondary traumatic occlusion.

E. Classify tooth mobility, furcation involvement and mucogingival involvement.

F. Recognize and properly record gingival conditions relative to all types of periodontal disease on all clinic clients.

II. Plaque Control and Use of Oral Health Products

A. Correlate the use of the MPI (plaque index) and GBI (bleeding index) with the identification of gingival and periodontal disease.

B. Differentiate between oral health products for effective daily plaque control.

III. Inflammation and Immunity

A. Describe the inflammatory process.

B. Identify the histological components and clinical findings associated with inflammation.

C. Recognize the inflammatory exudates associated with periodontal disease.

D. List the antibodies involved in the cellular and humoral immune responses.

E. Identify basic pathological tissue responses associated with immunological and allergic reactions.

F Describe the normal tissue responses associated with repair and regeneration.

IV. Microbiology of Periodontal Disease

A. Classify the specific bacteria associated with the various periodontal diseases and their characteristics that contribute to their virulence.

B. Discuss factors that influence microbial composition in the oral cavity.

C. Discuss the research supporting the microbial etiology of periodontal disease.

V. Contributing Factors

A. Classify contributing factors to periodontal disease as a local, functional or systemic factor.

B. Recognize contributing factors of periodontal disease on clients.

VI. Systemic Conditions

A. Discuss how periodontitis can affect various systemic conditions.

1. Cardiovascular

2. Diabetes

3. Pregnancy

4. Pulmonary

5. Other

B. Discuss the route inflammation takes through the vital organs.

VII. Classifications

A. Explain the American Academy of Periodontology categories of periodontal disease and the four case types of periodontal disease.

B. Discuss the clinical characteristics, microflora, and treatment for the following forms of gingival diseases:

1. Chronic gingivitis

2. Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

3. Gingivitis associated with systemic conditions (hormone-influenced, drug-influenced, HIV)

4. Gingival manifestations of systemic diseases and mucocutaneous lesions

C. Discuss the following forms of periodontitis as to clinical characteristics, microflora and treatment:

1. Chronic periodontitis

2. Periodontitis as a manifestaion of systemic disease

3. Aggressive periodontitis

4. Necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis

5. Refractory periodontitis

6. Peri-implantitis

D. Correlate clinical and radiographic findings on a clinic patient for assignment of a periodontal case type.

VIII. Bone Loss

A. Define a suprabony pocket and an infrabony pocket.

B. Identify the type of bone loss associated with each type of pocket.

C. Discuss the pathway of inflammation that results in horizontal and vertical bone loss.

D. Identify the types and extent of bone loss on radiographs.

IX. Dental Implants

A. Define the term osseointegration.

B. Define the components of a typical dental implant and restoration.

C. Compare the periodontium that surrounds an implant to that which surrounds a natural tooth.

D. List the steps of supportive periodontal maintenance for implant patients.

X. Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy

A. List the components of nonsurgical periodontal therapy.

B. Describe the short-term and long-term goals of nonsurgical periodontal therapy procedures.

C. Describe the goals and rationale for periodontal treatment planning.

D. Describe the role of the dental hygienist in treatment planning.

E. State which antibiotics can be used for systemic or local administration in the treatment of periodontal disease.

F. Describe the process of healing after periodontal debridement procedures.

G. Describe the importance of informed consent in treatment planning.

XI. Maintenance

A. Recognize the importance of patient compliance with supportive periodontal treatment.

B. Describe strategies to improve compliance with recommended maintenance intervals and oral hygiene regimens.

C. List the goals and components of the maintenance appointment.

XII. Periodontal Surgical Procedures

A. Describe the various periodontal surgical procedures used in the treatment of periodontal disease.

B. Describe the clinical conditions that are most likely to benefit from periodontal surgery.

C. Discuss some of the research and trends associated with periodontal surgical techniques.

XIII. Periodontal Emergencies

A. Identify the clinical findings associated with a variety of periodontal emergencies.

B. Discuss treatment for each periodontal emergency.

C. Differentiate between the signs, symptoms and treatment considerations in patients with gingival, periodontal and periapical abscesses.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

80-100%    Exams
0-20%        Final Exam

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

1. Computer Literacy Expectations: Computers will be used and a minimal knowledge of computer usage is required.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 146H

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DHYG 148

  • Title: Dental Health Education*
  • Number: DHYG 148
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 45

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 121.
Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 146.
Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135.

Description:

This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge base in oral health promotion; disease prevention and control; the scientific research process; evaluation of research articles; goal and objective writing; cultural competency in oral health care; client assessment; evidence based decision making and product evaluation. Students will learn to apply this knowledge using educational methodology for individuals and groups, with special emphasis on behavior modification, compliance, communication and motivation. 1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast several theories and models for personal learning and change including Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as they relate to oral health education.
  2. Discuss and promote concepts for health education applying the Dental Hygiene Process of Care and the Human Needs Theory.
  3. Discuss and apply principles and concepts of the learning process as it relates to health behavior models using motivational theories, goals, objectives, therapeutic interventions, preventive strategies, and evaluation/re-evaluation.
  4. Define basic research terminology and approaches to the scientific method.
  5. Identify the various types of research and discuss concepts of research design.
  6. Discuss how research, education and practice relate to each other.
  7. Utilize computer resources to obtain scientific information.
  8. Evaluate dental research applying concepts of research methodology.
  9. Identify and discuss motivational theories.
  10. Identify and discuss steps, methods and instruments used in involving patient motivation, behavior modification and lifelong learning.
  11. Discuss and apply product evaluation methods related to dental information.
  12. Compare advantages and disadvantages of most commonly used Internet databases and traditional print sources while conducting a relevant review of dental literature.
  13. Utilize skills to incorporate findings from current literature into the practice of dental hygiene.
  14. Effectively critique and abstract dental literature according to criteria given.
  15. Explore and discuss the role of the dental hygienist as health educator and/or promoter. Examine methods of dental product evaluation.
  16. Discuss implications of research findings for the dental hygienist.
  17. Identify Key Elements of Effective communication; interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate; and, recognize alterations necessary for effective communication with diverse populations.
  18. Critique Communication Skills of a recorded video session with a dental Client.
  19. Recognize the signs and behaviors that indicate dental anxiety, phobia and fear. Discuss strategies to help a client cope with dental anxiety, phobia and fear.
  20. Define Halitosis and identify sources and treatments.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Health Education, Promotion and Lifelong Learning
   A. Discuss strategies successful in maintaining long-term adherence to
oral health programs.
   B. Based on personal experiences and discussion, anticipate and plan
for the possibility of relapses related to maintaining behavior change.
   C. Behavior Intervention
      1. Discuss components of appropriate behavior intervention.
      2. Identify basic principles in designing a plan to increase preferred behaviors.

II. Research Concepts & Methodology
   A. Discuss the components of sampling, design, instruments and measures
of scientific research.
   B. Identify the various types of research.
   C. Describe the way research, education and practice relate to each
other.
                       
III. Effective Communication
   A. Identify interpersonal skills which enhance and detract from
effective communication.
   B. Discuss interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate.
   C. Recognize alterations necessary for effective communication with
various age groups and diverse populations.
   D. Develop cultural competency while delivering client care.

IV. Introduction to Learning (Models of Human Health Behavior)and 
    individualizing Preventive and Therapeutic Strategies.
   A. Compare and contrast several theories of personal learning and 
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, as it relates to oral health education.
   B. Discuss the three components (knowledge, psychomotor skill and 
self-management skill) of the health behavior model.
   C. Discuss the Human Needs Theory and its application to the practice 
of dental hygiene.

V. Patient Motivation
   A. Compare and contrast motivation, adherence and compliance.
   B. Identify and discuss motivational theories.

VI. Facilitating Behavior Change
   A. Discuss strategies in facilitating behavior changes.
   B. Identify and discuss factors affecting a patient’s ability to
change a behavior.
   C. Recognize signs and behaviors that indicate dental anxiety, phobia and fear.

VII. Long-Term Preventive Counseling
   A. Based on personal experiences and discussion, recognize the
challenges to maintaining long-term change in self health care.
   B. Define Halitosis, its sources and treatment.  

VIII. Behavior Intervention
   A. Discuss components of appropriate behavior intervention.
   B. Identify basic principles in designing a plan to increase preferred
behaviors.

IX. Current Oral Health Challenges
   A. Identify oral health challenges moving into the 21st century.

X. Dental Hygiene Educator
   A. Explain the role of the client and the provider in promoting oral
health education.
   B. Examine and define the methods of product evaluation.
   C. Compare and contrast the values of published and nonpublished
studies, referred and nonreferred publications.

XI. Patient Goal & Objective Writing
   A. Define and distinguish between goals and objectives.
   B. Identify the condition, criteria and performance of objectives.
   C. Apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to useful objectives.

XII. Literature Sources & Evaluation
   A. Apply critiquing criteria to the evaluation of literature reviews in
selected research studies.
   B. Discuss the relationship of the review of the literature to dental
theory, research, education and practice.
   C. Discuss the purposes of the literature review in research and
for professionals and for client recommendations.

XIII. Computer Usage in Dental Hygiene Research
   A. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly used
computer Internet databases and traditional print sources for conducting 
a relevant review of the literature.
   B. Critically read (summarize and critique), conceptual and database 
resources at an elementary research level.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

A minimum of 70% must be attained in the course.

I.
 A. Components of Classroom Grade:
    Exams                         50%
    Final                         15%
  
 B. Lab Activities:
    Research Article Critique                      10%
    Communication Video Self Evaluation    10%
    Classroom/Lab Projects                 15%
    a) Grade 
       A = 90 – 100%
       B = 80 -  89%
       C = 70 -  79%
       D = 60 -  69%
       F =  Below 60%

    b) Academic dishonesty on coursework will result in no credit for the
coursework involved and/or dismissal from the program.

 C. Failing to meet deadline dates on assignments will constitute a 20%
grade reduction.  Any alteration from stated policies in this course will
be at the discretion of the course instructor.

 D. Each student will be able to track their progress through the ANGEL gradebook.   
Students with deficiencies will be placed on academic probation and will be required 
to meet with the course instructor and department director to discuss a 
self-improvement plan.

 E. The student will be expected to write not only in the Dental Hygiene
Program, but also throughout his/her dental hygiene career.  Of course,
content is important but equally important is the ability to communicate
effectively.  Therefore, the student’s writing style is expected to meet the
criteria of adequately developed and logically organized writing and
standard edited English.  If papers and/or assignments do not meet the
above criteria, the student may be asked to rewrite the paper, visit the
Writing Center and/or take coursework to help improve his/her writing
skills.

 F. All grading will be consistent with the college’s grading policy and 
department promotion policy. In accordance with the Dental Hygiene 
Department Promotion Policy, all course objectives and requirements 
must be met prior to the last scheduled course day. Failure to fulfill 
course objectives or requirements constitutes a course failure. Any 
alteration from stated policy is at the discretion of the department director.

 G. Remediation procedures:  Written documentation of prescribed
remediation is to be provided to the course instructor and department
director.

 H. If the student is aware that a scheduled exam will be missed,
arrangements should be made prior to the scheduled date.  Any missed exams
must be made up on the first day the student returns to campus or a grade
of zero will be given.

 I. Exams missed due to unexcused absence will be given a grade of zero.

 J. Make-up activities will be determined by the course instructor on an
individual basis.

 K. Health policy — see the Clinic Manual for health guidelines.

 L. Attendance is required for classroom and classroom activities. 
The Department’s Administrative Guidelines policy will be followed.

 M. Student’s behavior must follow the Code of Conduct guidelines as
stated in the JCCC Student Handbook.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

Emergency shelter areas: SCI 112, 114, 126, 212, 222.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 221

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene III*
  • Number: DHYG 221
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Contact Hours: 270
  • Lecture Hours: 30
  • Other Hours: 240

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235.
Corequisites: DHYG 225 and DHYG 230 and DHYG 240.

Description:

Students will continue development in the areas of patient management, preventive dental hygiene treatment and proficiency in clinical techniques through practical application. Current advances in dental hygiene services will also be introduced. 2 hrs. lecture, 16 hrs. clinic/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Clinic Objectives:

1. The dental hygiene student will apply and integrate previous clinical and classroom objectives and instruction to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care.

2. Provide a complete patient evaluation which will allow for:

   a. utilization of Facts and Comparisons and other resources to complete the ATC form

   b. recognition of the need for further diagnostic evaluation

   c. recognition of the need for referral

   d. recognition of contraindication for dental hygiene treatment

   e. development and presentation of individualized appointment plan

   f. development and presentation of individualized preventive strategies

   g. recognition of supportive treatment services needed;

   h. exposure and identification of radiographic findings on CMRS(complete mouth radiographic series), horizontal and vertical bitewings, occlusal and panoramic radiographs on adults and children when indicated

   i. utilization of appropriate indices

3. Explain and demonstrate proficiency in CPR (Professional Provider - Level C) and provide emergency treatment to clinic patients as needed.

4. Perform a complete periodontal evaluation (including mobility, furcation, etc.) and charting on all clinic patients.

5. Perform a plaque and bleeding index at the first visit for each patient. The frequency of the GBI at subsequent appointments will be patient-based.  The NPI will continue to be taken at each appointment.

6. Perform a complete occlusal examination on clinic patients according to guidelines.

7. Self-assess strengths and weaknesses and seek assistance from instructor when necessary.

8. Detect and remove all supragingival deposits without assistance and all subgingival deposits with assistance.

9. Establish and maintain a sharp edge on all clinic instruments at all times by demonstrating the correct technique.

10. Utilize the ultrasonic/sonic scaler on clinic patients when indicated and:

   a. accurately assess the need for ultrasonic/sonic scaling

   b. demonstrate proficiency with the technique for ultrasonic/sonic scalers

   c. provide patients with information about ultrasonic/sonic scaling devices

11. Assess the need for and perform root planing on selected clinic

patients.

12. Apply new concepts and demonstrate techniques/methodology in current dental     hygiene practice (i.e., subgingival irrigation, Atridox(r), intraoral camera, DenLite(r) mirror).

13. Utilize a personal appointment book for patient appointments, classroom and clinic requirements, clinic conferences, radiographic evaluations and work schedule.

14. Demonstrate professional characteristics with patients, peers, faculty and at extended campus sites.

15. Synthesize and apply individualized preventive concepts and services to a variety of special needs patients at the extended campus sites.

16. Collaborate with other healthcare providers as a patient advocate to meet the total health needs of patients.

CLASSROOM OBJECTIVES:

1. Discuss the therapeutic effects of periodontal debridement, root planing, subgingival irrigation and antimicrobial agents.

2. Discuss theoretical concepts of desensitization.

3. Discuss the individual needs of medically compromised patients when developing and applying preventive concepts and services.

4. Discuss the rationale for using local antimicrobial agents as part of the patient dental hygiene appointment plan.

5. Demonstrate the correct technique for the intraoral camera on lab partners.

6. Discuss rationale for maintaining sharp dental instruments. Demonstrate the correct technique used in instrument sharpening.

7. Recognize the use and design of various dental hygiene instruments and demonstrate the technique for using these instruments on typodonts.

8. Discuss periodontics as a dental specialty.

9. Discuss maxillofacial prosthodontics as a dental specialty.

10. Discuss orthodontics as a dental specialty.

11. Discuss the use of abstracts when reviewing dental literature and utilize the proper format when writing them.

12. Discuss the definition, manifestations and dental hygiene care appointment alterations for the special needs patients covered this semester.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Root Planing

A. Discuss the therapeutic effects of root planing.

B. Identify indications and contraindications for performing root planing.

C. Apply the theoretical concepts to root planing techniques on extracted teeth and subsequently on clinic patients when indicated.

II. Local Delivery of Antimicrobials

A. Discuss the therapeutic effects of locally delivered antimicrobial agents.

B. Discuss the rationale for selection of patients who require the local delivery of antimicrobial agents.

C. Recognize the need for this supportive therapy.

III. Instrument Sharpening - A Review

A. Discuss the rationale for maintaining sharp dental instruments.

B. Demonstrate the correct technique used in instrument sharpening and subsequently establish and maintain a sharp edge on all instruments at all times.

IV. Periodontics as a Specialty

A. Discuss the specialty of periodontic dentistry.

V. Intraoral Camera

A. Apply concepts and demonstrate technique/methodology utilizing the intraoral camera.

VI. Dentin Hypersensitivity

A. Discuss theoretical concepts of desensitization.

B. Recognize the need for desensitization techniques on clinic patients.

C. Apply desensitization products on clinic patients when indicated.

VII. Instrument Design Variations

A. Recognize the use and design of various dental hygiene instruments and demonstrate the technique for using them on typodonts.

B. Apply concepts and technique of various dental hygiene instruments on clinic patients when indicated with assistance.

VIII. Orthodontics As a Specialty

A. Discuss the specialty of orthodontic dentistry.

IX. Special Needs Patients

A. Discuss the definition, manifestations and dental hygiene care appointment alterations for the special needs patients covered this semester.

B. Synthesize and apply individualized preventive concepts and services to a variety of special needs patients covered this semester.

X. Maxillofacial Prosthodontics as a Specialty

A. Discuss maxillofacial prosthodontics as a dental specialty.

The following Dental Hygiene Program competencies will be met in this course (see the Clinic Manual for the detailed listing of competencies): C.1-4, 6, 7, HP.1-6 and PC 1-4.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

This course is a combined clinic and classroom effort. The final grade is a composite of both. Factual knowledge will be tested in the classroom. For all new tasks, students must perform at expected levels (of training) through multiple observations. Faculty will certify satisfactory level of performance. All grading will be consistent with the JCCC grading policy and the program's Promotion and Graduation Policy. Any alteration from stated policy will be made at the discretion of the course instructor.

The student will be expected to write not only in the Dental Hygiene Program, but also throughout the dental hygiene career. Of course, content is important but equally important is the ability to communicate effectively. Therefore, writing is expected to meet the criteria of adequately developed and logically organized writing and standard edited English. If papers and/or assignments do not meet the above criteria, the student may be asked to rewrite the paper, visit the Writing Center and/or take course work to help improve writing skills.

In order for a dental hygiene student to provide optimum dental health care to patients, it is necessary for the students to possess an understanding of the fundamentals of the profession, rationale and philosophy of dental hygiene treatment and demonstrate the basic principles of dental hygiene techniques. The minimal acceptable course grade is "C" as determined by the program's Promotion and Graduation Policies. A minimum of 70% must be attained in the didactic portion and 75% in the instrumentation portion of the course before proceeding to Clinical Dental Hygiene IV.

I. Grading The final grade is computed as follows: Clinic 75%, Class 25%.

A. Components of clinic grade:

1. CPO 65%

All radiographs must be evaluated within two weeks for send status. Retakes are to be evaluated within one week. A status of late evaluation will be assigned if not evaluated within specified time guidelines. All retakes require dental hygiene faculty supervision.

When CPOs are received, the student is responsible for weekly checking his/her A and B forms and blue patient profile card against it. The forms are to be initialed in the upper right hand corner along with the date. If there are any discrepancies with any form or procedure(s), the course instructor is to be informed within one week after CPOs have been received by the student. Violation of this policy may result in forfeiting the resubmit status of the forms in addition to the possibility of loss of points. All changes to be made on a clinic form must be made by the appropriate clinic faculty and initialed; the course instructor is solely responsible for resubmitting forms.

Monitor your clinic file weekly. At the end of the semester it should contain a copy of each process checksheet required in Clinic III. Student and patient files must not leave the clinic area.

2. Professionalism 10% (The 10% of the student's grade for professionalism will be based upon classroom/lab/clinic/participation and conduct, instructors' professional judgments, attendance at scheduled Extended Campus Site Meetings and completion of all classroom/clinic requirements and assignments by deadline dates.)

B. Components of classroom grade:

1. Preventive Strategies Paper 10%

2. Abstract 5%

3. Final Exam 10%

C. Grading determination:

90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Below 60 = F

During the semester, a minimum of 75% competency level must be maintained in the instrumentation portion on the weekly computer printout (CPO). When this required proficiency level is not maintained, it indicates a deficiency in psychomotor skill development. Students with proficiency levels below 75% for instrumentation may be required to participate in the following activities: a. Weekly skills strengthening sessions outside of clinic time (number and length of sessions to be determined). b. Chairside skills strengthening sessions during clinic (additional moderate/heavy patient requirements may be mandated). c. An additional clinical rotation (5-6 days) at the Leavenworth VA Hospital during the break between semesters.

Each student will receive a midterm progress report for all coursework from the program director. Students with deficiencies should meet with the course instructor and program director to discuss a self-improvement plan.

Any papers, projects or requirements not turned in or completed by deadline date will constitute a 20% grade reduction for each deadline not met.

Each eight hours of downtime will constitute a 1% reduction of the final grade. Downtime in excess of 10 hours will be evaluated for make-up activities by the course instructor. Refer to the attendance policy in the Clinic Manual for the impact of attendance and downtime on the final grade.

Excused absences from clinic will be made up on the scheduled Make-Up Day. Excused absences in excess of eight hours will be evaluated for make-up activities by the course instructor.

Academic dishonesty on coursework will result in no credit for coursework involved.

Any infraction of clinic policy or procedure will result in total loss of credit for the patient.

D. Attendance policy

Attendance is required for clinic, extended campus site rotations, clinic conferences, classroom, labs, and extended campus site meetings. Each lab teaches a procedure/skill to clinical proficiency before application on clinic patients. Therefore, attendance is imperative. Policies stated in the Clinic Manual and Extended Campus Site Manual will be followed.

E. Course completion

In accordance with the Dental Hygiene Promotion and Graduation Policy, all course objectives and requirements should be met prior to the last scheduled clinic day. Successful completion of DHYG 221 is a prerequisite to DHYG 250. Any alteration from stated policy will be made by the course instructor.

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

  1. A course prerequisite is the completion of a CPR certification course (comparable to the Professional Provider C Level" course offered by the American Heart Association) outside of classroom/clinic time prior to the first day on the rotation schedule. A copy of your CPR card must be turned into the course instructor by the first day of class for verification of the prerequisite.
  2. The dental hygiene student must have transportation available to visit extended campus sites as scheduled.
  3. The dental hygiene student should participate in screening clinics based on individual student needs.
  4. The dental hygiene student must participate in the Extended Campus Site Meetings as scheduled.
  5. The dental hygiene student must participate as a team member in clean-up and closing of the clinic at the end of each clinic session.
  6. Emergency shelter areas are: SCI 112, 126, 212, 214, and 222.
  7. Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers and/or exercises.

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 221H

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DHYG 225

  • Title: General and Oral Pathology*
  • Number: DHYG 225
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 48.5
  • Lecture Hours: 48.5

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148 and BIOL 225 and BIOL 235.
Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 230 and DHYG 240 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Description:

This course prepares the student dental hygienist to determine when to consult, treat or refer clients with various disease, infection or physiological conditions. Students learn to recognize the signs, causes and implications of common pathological conditions including inflammatory responses, immune disorders, genetic disorders, developmental disorders of tissues and cysts, oral tissue trauma and neoplasm of the oral cavity. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. List the characteristics of a healthy cell.
  2. Describe how the environment and disease affect cellular health.
  3. Identify anatomic landmarks on radiographs.
  4. Discuss oral conditions affecting infants and children.
  5. Identify defective tooth morphology and structure.
  6. Describe how the body's immune system functions and responds to the inflammatory response.
  7. Describe the relationship of diagnosis to clinical manifestations, etiology, treatment and prognosis.
  8. Formulate a differential diagnosis.
  9. Describe the process by which a definitive diagnosis is reached.
  10. Appropriately communicate pathological findings to dentists, patients and other health professionals.
  11. Define terms used to describe a various pathological condition.
  12. Describe the clinical manifestations, radiographic appearance, histological features, etiology, prognosis and treatment, and differentiate specific pathoses associated with the head, neck, teeth and periodontium.
  13. Identify the different types of temporomandibular disorders.
  14. List and describe the categories of treatment for temporomandibular disorders.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Normal Versus Abnormal Cellular Conditions

A. Identify the structures located inside the cell.

B. Interpret the characteristics of a healthy and an abnormal cell.

II. Cellular Health

A. Discuss how the environment affects cellular health.

B. Examine how disease affects cellular health.

C. Analyze how the disease process changes the anatomy of a cell.

III. Radiographs

A. Locate anatomic landmarks on the skull.

B. Find anatomic landmarks on radiographs.

C. Analyze radiographs for diagnostic information.

IV. Infant and Children

A. Explain oral conditions affecting infants and children.

B. Differentiate oral conditions affecting infants and children with adult conditions.

V. Tooth Morphology

A. Describe the process of embryonic development of the head and neck.

B. Discuss the developmental disturbance of the jaw, teeth, soft tissue and cysts of the body.

C. Explain the dental implications of abnormal development of the head and neck.

VI. Inflammation

A. Explain how the body's immune and inflammatory systems function.

B. Discuss the spread of infection in the head and neck.

C. Analyze how infections affect the head and neck.

VII. Diagnosis

A. List the eight diagnostic categories that contribute to the diagnostic process.

B. Identify a lesion, anomaly or condition from each diagnostic category.

C. Articulate how a differential diagnosis is made.

D. Describe how you would communicate pathological findings to a dentist, patients and other health professionals.

VIII. Terms

A. Describe terms used in oral diagnosis.

B. Discuss how different oral lesions are described.

IX. Pathology of various diseases

A. Explain the clinical manifestations, radiographic appearance, histologic features, etiology, prognosis and treatment, and differentiate specific pathoses associated with the head, neck, teeth and periodontium in the following conditions:

1. Inflammation

2. Reactive and traumatic disturbances

3. Bacterial, viral and infectious diseases

4. Oral dermatological diseases

5. Developmental disturbances

6. Pulp and periodontal disease

7. Odontogenic tumors and cysts

8. Nonodontogenic tumors and cysts

9. Neoplasia

10. Salivary gland tumors

11. Vitamin and bone diseases

12. Blood dyscrasia

B. Apply the eight diagnostic categories to clinical findings and determine the dental specialty for referral.

X. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

A. Discuss the different types of TMJ disorders.

B. Explain the treatment options for TMJ disorders.

C. Analyze the clinical signs for TMJ disorders.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

90%    Exams
10%    Final Exam

Total:  100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

  1. Computer Literacy Expectations:  Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 225H

  • Title: HON: General and Oral Pathology*
  • Number: DHYG 225H
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Lecture Hours: 1

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Honors department approval.

Description:

One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Content Outline and Competencies:

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 230

  • Title: Dental Therapeutics*
  • Number: DHYG 230
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 62
  • Lecture Hours: 54
  • Lab Hours: 8

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235.
Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225 and DHYG 240.

Description:

This course will introduce the basic principles of drug actions, emphasizing dental-related therapeutics and drugs associated with common systemic disorders, information on the selection of professional products, and principles necessary in administering local anesthesia. 2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Utilize proper reference books to find reliable information on drugs.
  2. Describe general terminology and explain the basic principles of pharmacology.
  3. Associate the names of drugs with the pharmacologic drug group to which they belong.
  4. Explain the therapeutic uses of each drug group.
  5. Describe the contraindications and/or adverse reactions for the use of each drug group.
  6. Compare and contrast one member of a drug group with other members of the same group.
  7. Recognize and discuss the drug interactions with other drugs, foods, herbal supplements and disease states.
  8. List the top 20 most commonly prescribed drugs and associate each with the drug group to which they belong. Obtain and evaluate a medical history utilizing this information: a) What prescription, drugs, non-prescription drugs or herbal supplement is the patient taking?; b) What drug related allergies does the patient have?; c) What dental implications do the drugs have?; d) What drugs, herbals or disease states influence administration of local anesthesia or dental treatment?
  9. Obtain and evaluate a medical history utilizing this information to determine: a) What prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs or herbal supplements is the patient taking?; b) What drug-related allergies does the patient have?; c) What dental implications do the drugs have?; d) What drugs, herbals or disease states influence administration of local anesthesia or dental treatment?
  10. Apply head and neck anatomy content as it relates to the administration of local anesthesia
  11. Select and utilize appropriate local anesthesia armamentarium.
  12. Effectively administer local anesthesia under supervision of dental hygiene faculty and staff dentists.
  13. Name, describe, and associate the most common emergency situations, the drugs or other measures used to treat these emergencies.
  14. Identify the signs and/or symptoms, the treatment and management of substance abuse.
  15. Discuss and describe how to implement a smoking cessation program in dentistry. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. General Principles of Drug Action
   A. Describe and utilize general pharmacology terminology.
   B. Describe drug administration, absorption, distribution, mechanism of
action, metabolism and excretion.
   C. Identify and describe adverse drug reactions.
   D. Identify and describe allergic reactions.

II. Prescription Writing
   A. Describe the parts of a prescription.
   B. Identify Latin abbreviations utilized in prescription writing.

III. Pain and Anxiety Control
   A. Describe and identify the physical and psychological symptoms of
pain and anxiety.
   B. Describe and discuss therapies utilized in the dental office to
control pain and anxiety.

IV. Patient Evaluation
   A. Obtain and evaluate a medical history to identify medical conditions
that warrant precaution or action prior to dental treatment.
   B. Utilize proper drug and herbal supplement reference books to
determine any drug or herbal interaction problems.

V. Emergency Drugs
   A. Name, describe and associate the most common emergency situations,
the drugs or other measures used to treat these emergencies.

VI. Neurophysiology and Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics and
Vasoconstrictors
   A. Describe the mode and site of action of local anesthetics and
vasoconstrictors.
   B. Classify local anesthetics and vasoconstrictors into chemical
compound groups.
   C. Describe the uptake, distribution, metabolism and excretion of local
anesthetics and vasoconstrictors.

VII. Armamentarium for Administration of Local Anesthetics
   A. Identify and describe the armamentarium required to administer local
anesthetics.
   B. Describe the care and handling of local anesthetics armamentarium.

VIII. Review of Head and Neck Anatomy
   A. Identify and discuss the landmarks necessary to administer local
anesthetics.
   B. Identify the nerve innervation of individual teeth and their
corresponding soft tissues.

IX. Techniques for Administration of Local Anesthetics
   A. Describe the 3 major types of local anesthesia injections.
   B. Identify, describe and demonstrate the technique to be followed for
each local anesthetic injection.

X. Local and Systemic Complications
   A. Identify and describe, including prevention and management, the
local complications that may arise due to local anesthesia
administration.
   B. Identify and describe, including prevention and management, the
systemic complications that may arise due to local anesthesia
administration.

XI. Major Drug Categories/Classifications
   A. Associate the names of drugs with the appropriate pharmacologic drug
group.
   B. Explain the therapeutic uses of each drug group.
   C. Describe the contraindications and/or adverse reactions of each drug
group.
   D. Compare and contrast one member of a drug group with other members
of the same group.
   E. Recognize and discuss the drug interactions of each drug group with
other drugs, foods or herbal supplements and disease states.
   F. List the top 20 most commonly prescribed drugs and associate each
with the drug group to which they belong.

XII. Substance Abuse
   A. Identify the signs and/or symptoms, the treatment and management of
substance abuse.

XIII. Oral Conditions
   A. Describe the prevention, treatment and management of various oral
conditions.

The following Dental Hygiene Program Competencies will be met in this
course (see Clinic Manual for listing of Dental Hygiene Program
Competencies): 1, 2, 3, 4 & 4a, 5, 6, 7 

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

This course is a combined classroom and lab course. The final grade
is a composite of both. Any alterations from stated evaluation policy will
be made by the course professor and program director.

I. The semester grade will be determined as follows:
   A. Didactic Portion
      1. Dental Therapeutics, examinations and final 50%.
      2. Local Anesthesia examinations, 50%.
     
   B. Laboratory Portion, Satisfactory Competency
      1. Local anesthesia technique competency evaluation sheets will be
utilized in laboratory sessions.  A satisfactory competency must be
attained on the laboratory final exam.  
      
      2. The faculty will certify the satisfactory level of performance in
the laboratory experience. If an injection is determined unsatisfactory
(e.g., unclear on landmark ID, etc.) by the faculty, then the student will
be required to repeat the injection. The injection must be repeated until a
satisfactory level is achieved (determined by faculty).  

   C. The lowest score on exams will be deleted prior to final grade
averaging. (Excluding Final Exam)

   D. Academic dishonesty on coursework will result in no credit for the 
coursework involved. Violation of any portion of the Student Code 
of Conduct is subject to disciplinary action and/or dismissal from 
the program.

II. A. Grade breakdown:
         A = 90 - 100%        
         B = 80 -  89%        
         C = 70 -  79%
         D = 60 -  69%
         F = below 60%

   B. Attendance is required for both classroom and laboratory sessions.
See the Administrative Guidelines for the Attendance Policy.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Computer Literacy Expectations - Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers and/or exercises.
  2. Lab participation is mandatory for the course which takes place on Tuesday and Thursday.
  3. Emergency Shelter Areas: SCI 112, 114, 126, 212, 222 CLB Hallway (320) (near Science Department office area) 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 240

  • Title: Dental Public Health*
  • Number: DHYG 240
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 64
  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 48

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148 and BIOL 225 and BIOL 235.
Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225 and DHYG 230 (All BIOL, CHEM, and DHYG courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.)

Description:

This course facilitates the student's development as a responsible leader in public health programs. Topics include public health structure and global public health access, statistical procedures for critiquing scientific literature and epidemiology. Course content includes emphasis on the role of the dental hygienist in community health promotion, assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation using evidenced-based research. 2 hrs. lecture/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Discuss prevention strategies to halt or decrease oral disease frequency in high risk populations.
  2. Discuss overall goals of program development for a community program.
  3. Formulate and deliver age-appropriate lesson plans with content supporting objectives and learning activities.
  4. Discuss mechanisms to develop a community dental hygiene health promotion program including population assessment, goal and objective formulation, funding sources, program operations, and formative and summative evaluation measures.
  5. Discuss trends in national oral health care financing and community-based public programs.
  6. Discuss the function of National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS) and the oral health indicators tracked.
  7. Discuss the purpose of state coordinated oral health statistics.
  8. Identify stages of community program planning including needs assessment, target population identification, planning, implementation and evaluation.
  9. Discuss the relationship between socioeconomic position and oral health disparities, and confounding cultural beliefs.
  10. Define and discuss the function of quantitative and qualitative measures in program evaluation.
  11. Define and discuss the terms epidemic, pandemic, endemic, incidence, prevalence, morbidity and mortality.
  12. Discuss the epidemiological triad.
  13. Discuss and differentiate ecological, cohort, cross-sectional and case control epidemiological designs.
  14. Discuss and differentiate the utilization of oral health indices in private practice, research and public health.
  15. Discuss elements of objective and subjective data necessary for proper needs assessment of various populations.
  16. Define and discuss descriptive and analytical statistical measures used to evaluate given populations.
  17. Discuss and interpret commonly used parametric and non-parametric statistical tests.
  18. Discuss inferential statistics used in healthcare research.
  19. Define clinical and statistical significance in relationship to study results from published literature.
  20. Given a research design, determine which statistical analysis would be appropriate.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Prevention Strategies

A. Describe the structural characteristics of enamel.

B. Summarize fluoride modalities used in dental therapy for caries prevention.

C. Utilize Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA ) protocols to identify and treat patients with caries risk.

D. Describe the current public health preventive modalities practiced.

II. Lesson Planning/ Oral Health Promotion

A. Formulate school age lesson plans (community-based presentations) using assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation methods.

B. Explain process of dental hygiene care in communities.

C. Identify and describe community teaching methods.

III. Dental Public Health / Public Health Delivery

A. Identify government entities with dental public health initiatives.

B. Explain the function of the CDC and National Oral Health Surveillance System.

C. Define need, supply, demand and utilization in the dental public health delivery models.

D. Describe dental workforce issues associated at the state and national level.

E. Explore current trends in health care financing.

IV. Community-Based Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

A. Describe health education and promotion principles.

B. Define target profiles in community-based program delivery.

C. Describe how cultural values regarding healthcare can affect oral health habits.

D. Define cultural competency and its significance in caring for a culturally diverse population.

E. Develop a dental public health program plan.

F. Describe mechanisms of program evaluation.

G. Relate community demographics, socioeconomic status and oral health disparities.

V. Epidemiology / Oral Health Trends / Indices

A. Define oral epidemiology and describe the uses of epidemiology.

B. Apply epidemiological techniques to evidence-based practice.

C. Apply community-measurement indices to epidemiologic trends.

VI. Kansas Public Health / Dental Public Health

A. Identify public dental health measures associated at the state level.

B. Identify the levels of dental hygiene public health service delivery.

VII. Research Design / Methods Public Health / Biostatistics

       A. Define statistical terminology used to evaluate and interpret research findings.

       B. Define and discuss data analysis and interpretation.

C. Identify data by their type and scale of measurement.

D. Define and describe descriptive, correlation and inferential statistics.

E. Compute appropriate measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion for various types of data.

F. Interpret research results from published research data.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

70%    Exams
30%    Assignments / Projects

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

  1. The student is responsible to secure own transportation to the community presentation site.
  2. The student is responsible for providing materials for visual aid construction and bulletin board materials not provided by the college.
  3. The student will be expected not only to write in the Dental Hygiene Program but also throughout the dental hygiene career. Of course, content is important but equally important is the ability to communicate effectively. Therefore, writing is expected to meet the criteria of adequately developed and logically organized writing and standard edited English. If papers and/or assignments do not meet the above criteria, the student may be asked to rewrite the paper or visit the Writing Center.
  4. Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for completion of coursework.

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 245

  • Title: Nitrous Oxide Analgesia*
  • Number: DHYG 245
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • Lecture Hours: 8
  • Lab Hours: 8

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 221.
Corequisites: DHYG 250.

Description:

This course will concentrate on the principles of administering and monitoring nitrous oxide analgesia. Upon completion of the course, didactic and clinical proficiency in nitrous oxide analgesia will meet certification standards set by state dental boards. 1 hr. lecture, lab/wk.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

  1. Conduct a complete health history interview with a patient under dental supervision.
  2. In conjunction with the dentist, evaluate the patient's current health status to determine if any conditions exist that would alter dental hygiene treatment.
  3. Explain the pharmacology, indications and contraindications for use of nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in obtaining and monitoring vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, respirations).
  5. In conjunction with the dentist, examine the mental and physical status of individual patients to determine the indication for the use of nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia.
  6. Discuss the benefits of using nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia for dental hygiene treatment.
  7. Explain the procedure and signs and symptoms of nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia to the patient.
  8. Identify the equipment utilized for nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia and explain the function of each part of the equipment.
  9. Demonstrate proficiency in operating the equipment used for nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency in the effective administration of nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia to laboratory patients at appropriate analgesia levels.
  11. Demonstrate proficiency in returning the patient to pre-analgesia status.
  12. Describe adverse reactions and emergencies related to nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia and management of these situations.
  13. Define analgesia, the stages of anesthesia and diffusion hypoxia.
  14. Discuss appropriate pre- and post-operative patient instructions.
  15. Complete a written examination over the didactic and laboratory portions of the course with a minimum proficiency of 75%. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

Course Schedule:

   1. Patient evaluation and preparation
      a. Review of the health history
      b. Preoperative instructions

   2. Analgesia and conscious sedation
      
   3. Pharmacology of nitrous oxide
      a. Pharmacologic effects
      b. Physiologic effects

   4. Respiratory system
      a. Anatomy
      b. Physiology

   5. Nitrous oxide analgesia
      a. Indications
      b. Contraindications

   6. Equipment
      a. Identification
      b. Maintenance

   7. Technique of administration
      a. Preparation
      b. Induction
      c. Recovery

   8. Nitrous oxide analgesia administration experiences

   9. Occupational exposure to nitrous oxide

  10. Review of current literature

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

The following Dental Hygiene Program competencies will be met in this
course (see the clinic manual for detailed listing of competencies): C.1,
C.2, C.3, C.6, C.7, HP.6, PC.1 a-d, PC.2 a-c, PC.3 a,c,i.

1. Tests will consist of a cumulative written final examination and a
laboratory practical examination.
2. Participation in all class sessions is mandatory. The 16 hours of this
course are minimal standards for state board certification in nitrous
oxide analgesia administration.
3. Student behavior must be consistent with the code of conduct guidelines
stated in the JCCC Student Handbook.

Written examination        50%
Practical examination      50%

The Dental Hygiene Program attendance policy applies to this course.

Grading Scale:  
 A = 90 - 100%
 B = 80 -  89.9%
 C = 70 -  79.9%
 D = 60 -  69.9%
 F = Below 60%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 245H

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DHYG 250

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene IV*
  • Number: DHYG 250
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Contact Hours: 279
  • Lecture Hours: 31
  • Other Hours: 248

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 221.
Corequisites: DHYG 245.

Description:

This course will offer continued development of proficiency in clinical techniques and current procedural practices of the dental hygienist with emphasis on self-evaluation. Topics will include ethics, jurisprudence, office management, current dental hygiene issues and preparation for board exams. 2 hrs. lecture, 16 hrs. clinic/wk., 1 hr. board review for first 8 wks.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. National board preparation and clinical board preparation
   A. Participate in the mock national board exam.
   B. Participate in skill strengthening sessions.
   C. Participate in the mock clinical examination.

II. Clinical update
   A. Discuss and describe equipment or procedures not previously seen in
clinical courses.

III. Career planning/resume
   A. Discuss career alternatives in the field of dental hygiene.
   B. Design, construct and evaluate a resume.
   C. Discuss preparation for a job interview.

IV. Legislative process
   A. Describe what constitutes a state dental practice act and how it is
enacted.

V. Topics in dentistry and community service
   A. Discuss topics relative to dentistry including their pros and cons.
   B. Describe and discuss community service-learning activities.
   C. Research, compile and present a table clinic and poster
presentation.

VI. Jurisprudence
   A. Describe the nature of the legal relationship between the health
care provider and the patient.
   B. Define and discuss legal terminology such as technical battery,
negligence and malpractice.

VII. Ethics
   A. Describe the components of ethical behavior.
   B. Describe the patient's bill of rights.
   C. Discuss the Principles of Ethics of the American Dental Hygienists'
Association.

VIII. Computers in dentistry
   A. Discuss various computers available for use in dentistry.

IX. Practice management
   A. Describe and discuss various practice management principles in the
dental office.

X. OSHA
   A. Describe and discuss various OSHA standards applicable to
dentistry.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

It is the student's responsibility to secure the appropriate patients
to fulfill clinical requirements and to utilize clinic time appropriately.
Each student must see clinic patients even if all requirements have been
achieved. (Patients must be complete clinically [Form A] and
radiographically [Form B] for credit.) 

All appropriate patient information must be recorded on blue patient
profile card and will be checked at student conferences. Each student is 
required to complete all clinic patients’ records utilizing the Eaglesoft 
clinical program and Denoptix.

When CPOs are received, the student is responsible for checking his/her A
& B forms and patient profile card against CPO to verify credit for
procedures completed. The forms are to be initialed in the upper
right-hand corner along with the date. If there are any discrepancies with
any form or procedure(s), the course instructor is to be informed within
one week after CPOs have been received by the student. Violation of this
policy may result in forfeiting the resubmit status of the forms in
addition to the possibility of loss of credit and points. 

Any changes to be made on the A and B forms must be made by the
appropriate faculty and initialed. The course instructors are solely
responsible for resubmitting forms. 

In order for a dental hygiene student to provide optimum dental health
care to patients, it is necessary for the student to possess an
understanding of the fundamentals of the profession, rationale and
philosophy of dental hygiene treatment and demonstrate the basic
principles of dental hygiene technique. The minimum acceptable course
grade is  "C." 

Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using 
the following methods:

Classroom assignments will be computed as 30% of Clinic IV grade. Unacceptable 
projects (<70%) may be reassigned at the discretion of the course professors.

      WEIGHTS
         Mock boards               5%
         Clinical                 55%
         Didactic                 30%
         Professional Judgment    10%
                                 100%

Classroom assignments will be computed as 30% of Clinic IV grade. 
Unacceptable projects (7%) may be reassigned at the discretion of the course
professors.

Classroom assignments are as follows:

   1. Projects                             
      a. Case Studies                      10%
      b. Service-Learning Projects          5%
      c. Poster Presentation/Table Clinic   5%

   2. Tests                                10%
   3. Mentorship, Community Presentation and resume must be completed by 
      deadline dates. 
      S/U 

Professional Judgment will entail the following:

The 10% of the student's grade for professionalism will be based upon
classroom/lab/clinic participation and conduct, instructors' professional
judgments, attendance at scheduled Extended Campus Site meetings and
completion of all classroom/clinic requirements and assignments by
deadline dates.

Clinic Incident Forms will be completed when students incur an 
infraction in clinic policies or procedures. Clinic supervisor 
responsibilities that are not completed at the appropriate clinic 
level will be documented using the Clinic Incident Form. For each 
incident the course professors will decide the amount of professionalism 
points that should be deducted.

For all new tasks, students must perform according to the criterion level
specified on each task checklist. For integrative performance of patient
care, students must perform at expected levels (of training) through
multiple observations. Faculty will certify satisfactory level of
performance. All grading will be consistent with the College's grading
policy and will be made at the discretion of course instructors.

A formal documentation appeal process for incomplete patients in Clinic IV
will be handled through Ms. Pope and Ms. Stabbe. All cases are treated on
an individual basis. This process may require documentation of case and
presentation to course professors.

The semester grade will be determined as follows:

A. Attendance at Conferences (day 5, 9, 12, 15), classroom sessions,
clinic, screening clinic, extended campus site rotations and meetings 
are required. Missed clinical sessions are to be made up during the 
semester. Make-up activities will be determined by the course professors
on an individual basis. Policies stated in the Administrative Guidelines
and extended campus site manuals will be followed. A final 10% of the
student's grade will be based upon classroom participation and
instructor's professional judgment.

B. A final 10% of the student’s grade will be based upon professors’ 
professional judgment.

C. Any papers or projects not turned in or completed by deadline date
constitute a 20% grade reduction for each deadline not met unless
otherwise stated.

D. Attendance Policy--See Clinic Manual for impact on grading.

E. When a deficiency is noted in any area of the CPO, the student may be assigned 
additional requirements to demonstrate competency.

F. A minimum of 80% proficiency level must be maintained in the
instrumentation/process portion on the weekly computer printout (CPO). The
80% proficiency must be achieved by day 15 of the clinic rotation schedule.
When this required proficiency level is not maintained, it indicates a
deficiency in psychomotor skill development. Students with proficiency
levels below 80% for instrumentation/process will be required to
participate in the following activities:
   a. Chairside skills strengthening sessions during clinic. (Additional
moderate/heavy patient requirements may be mandated.)
   b. An additional clinical rotation (5-6 days) at a VA hospital during
spring break.
   c. The severity of the deficiency will determine eligibility for
participating in clinical board examinations. 
   d. Failure to maintain a 80% instrumentation/process score by day 
15 of the clinic rotation schedule constitutes a course failure.

G. Each student will receive a midterm progress report for all coursework
from the program director. Students with deficiencies will be placed on
academic probation and be required to meet with the course instructor and
program director to discuss a self-improvement plan.

H. Requirements are to be completed within assigned clinic time.  The
following Dental Hygiene Program Competencies will be met in the course
(see Administrative Guidelines for listing of Dental Hygiene Program 
Competencies): all EXCEPT 5.

   In accordance with the Dental Hygiene Promotion and Graduation Policy,
all course objectives and requirements are to be met prior to the last
scheduled clinic day.  Failure to fulfill the course objectives and
requirements constitutes a course failure. Successful completion of DHYG
250 is required for graduation. Requirements are to be completed within
assigned clinic time. Any alteration from stated policy will be made by 
the course professors and program director.

   If the student is aware that a scheduled exam will be missed, 
arrangements should be made prior to the scheduled date. Any missed exams
must be made up on 
the first day the student returns to campus or a 10% reduction 
will be taken off on the exam grade. Any alteration from this policy will be 
determined by the course professors and program director.

I. Excused absences from clinic will be made up on the scheduled make-up
day. Excused absences in excess of 8 hours will be evaluated for make-up
activities by the course professors. Only the course professors
will place the students’ names in the schedule book for make up day.

J. Extended Campus Site Competencies. Assignments to extended campus sites
will be made on a rotational basis during the semester. Attendance is 
mandatory. The rotations to the extended campus sites expose the student 
to a variety of special needs patient populations (e.g., medically 
compromised, mentally disabled, hearing impaired, behavioral and psychiatric 
disorders, etc.) and provide learning experiences for enrichment of 
communication and clinical skills when working with these patients. 
On-site evaluation will be performed by clinical faculty at each 
extended campus site. The JCCC Extended Campus Site Evaluation Form 
and evaluation criteria will be utilized.

On-site evaluation will be performed by clinical faculty at each extended 
campus site. The JCCC Extended Campus Site Evaluation Form and evaluation 
criteria will be utilized. An average of 3 on the student’s level of 
performance must be maintained from these extended campus site experiences.  
Students with performance levels below an average of 3 will be required to 
participate in an additional clinical rotation (5-6 days) at an ECS. 
Contact the dental hygiene program director to schedule.

K. Each eight hours of downtime will constitute a 1% reduction of the
student's final grade. Downtime in excess of 8 hours will be evaluated for
makeup activities by the course instructors. (See Clinic Manual.)  

L. Academic dishonesty on course work will result in no credit for the course
work involved and is subject to disciplinary action.

M. Violation of any portion of the Student Code of Conduct is subject to 
disciplinary action and/or dismissal from the program.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Basic computer knowledge required. WebCT is used as a supplemental learning aid.
  2. Clinic days require students to arrive early and stay until the clinic is properly set up and shut down respectively.
  3. Personal cars will be required to travel to ECS. Participate in screening clinics according to individual student needs.
  4. Emergency shelter areas: SCI 112, 114, 126, 212, 222. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).

DHYG 250H

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DHYG 291

  • Title: Independent Study*
  • Number: DHYG 291
  • Effective Term: 2016-17
  • Credit Hours: 1 - 7
  • Contact Hours: 1 - 7
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Other Hours: 1 - 7

Requirements:

Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA minimum and department approval.

Description:

Independent study is a directed, structured learning experience offered as an extension of the regular curriculum. It is intended to allow individual students to broaden their comprehension of the principles of and competencies associated with the discipline or program. Its purpose is to supplement existing courses with individualized, in-depth learning experiences. Such learning experiences may be undertaken independent of the traditional classroom setting, but will be appropriately directed and supervised by regular instructional staff. Total contact hours vary based on the learning experience.

Supplies:

Refer to the instructor's course syllabus for details about any supplies that may be required.

Objectives

Content Outline and Competencies:

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Grade Criteria:

90 – 100% = A
80 – 89% = B
70 – 79% = C
60 – 69% = D
0 – 59% = F

Caveats:

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you are a student with a disability and if you are in need of accommodations or services, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services and make a formal request. To schedule an appointment with an Access Advisor or for additional information, you may send an email or call Access Services at (913)469-3521. Access Services is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center (SC 202).