Dental Hygiene (DHYG)

Courses

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

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 with a grade of "C" or higher and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 125 and DHYG 138 and DHYG 142.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

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.

DHYG 125   Developmental Dentistry* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 with a grade of "C" or higher and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 138 and DHYG 142.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

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

DHYG 135   Dental Materials* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 125 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 138 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 142 with a grade of "C" or higher and SOC 122.

Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148.

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.

DHYG 138   Head and Neck Anatomy* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 with a grade of "C" or higher and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 142.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

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.

DHYG 140   Clinical Dental Hygiene II* (4 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 125 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 138 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 142 with a grade of "C" or higher and SOC 122.

Corequisites: DHYG 135 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148.

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.

DHYG 142   Dental Radiography* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.

Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 138.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

This course prepares the dental hygiene student to expose, process and critique intra and extra oral 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.

DHYG 146   Periodontics* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 125 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 138 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 142 with a grade of "C" or higher and SOC 122.

Corequisites: DHYG 135 and DHYG 140 and DHYG 148.

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

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 : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 125 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 138 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 142 with a grade of "C" or higher and SOC 122.

Corequisites: DHYG 135 and DHYG 140 and DHYG 146.

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.

DHYG 221   Clinical Dental Hygiene III* (6 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 135 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 140 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 146 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 148 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 235 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: DHYG 225 and DHYG 230.

This course provides the dental hygiene student with continued development in the areas of patient management, preventive dental hygiene care and proficiency in clinical techniques through practical application. Selected skills, instrument design variations and current advances in dental hygiene services will also be introduced. The student will be able to develop and implement comprehensive dental hygiene appointment plans to meet the oral health needs and promote total body wellness of each patient. Experiences with special needs patients at affiliate sites enable the student to participate as a change agent and/or patient advocate in the community and adapt to meet “special needs”.

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 : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 135 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 140 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 146 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 148 with a "C" or higher and BIOL 235 with a "C" or higher.

Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 230.

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.

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 : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 135 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 140 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 146 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 148 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 235 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225.

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.

DHYG 240   Dental Public Health* (2 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 221 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 230 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: DHYG 245 and DHYG 250.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SPD 120 or SPD 121 or SPD 125.

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 evidence-based research.

DHYG 245   Nitrous Oxide Analgesia* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 221 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 230 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: DHYG 240 and DHYG 250. Prerequsite or Corequsite: SPD 120 or SPD 121 or SPD 125.

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.

DHYG 250   Clinical Dental Hygiene IV* (6 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 221 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 230 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: DHYG 240 and DHYG 245.

Prerequisites or corequisites: SPD 120 or SPD 121 or SPD 125.

This course will offer continued development of competencies 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. Experiences with special patients at affiliate sites enable participation as a change agent and/or patient advocate in the community. A continued emphasis in the development and implementation of dental hygiene treatment plans to meet oral health needs and promote total body wellness for consumers. The following are required: CPR recertification, service learning and case study projects. The clinical experience is designed to continue the dental hygiene student’s development in total patient care with Program Affiliate Sites. The classroom portion is designed as a seminar atmosphere for the introduction of legal and ethical concepts, practice of management concepts, current practices of dental hygiene and discussion of the roles of a dental hygienist.

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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 5
  • Contact Hours: 279
  • Lecture Hours: 62
  • Other Hours: 217

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 with a grade of "C" or higher and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.
Corequisites: DHYG 125 and DHYG 138 and DHYG 142.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

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.

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 foundational skills for periodontal assessment and instrumentation including position, grasp, mirror, finger rests and stroke.
  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 basic and semi-basic 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. Foundational Skills for Periodontal Assessment and Instrumentation

A. Utilize proper positioning/ergonomics, grasp, finger rests, working-end selection, insertion, adaptation, angulation and instrument stroke when using dental hygiene assessment instruments.

B. Utilize proper positioning/ergonomics, grasp, finger rests, working-end selection, insertion, adaptation, angulation and instrument stroke when using 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. Describe common dental emergencies.

C. Relate  and demonstrate 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:

This course is a combined classroom and clinical course.  The final grade is a composite of both didactic and clinical work.  A minimum of 70% must be maintained in both didactic and clinical portion of this course as defined in the Dental Hygiene Program & Clinic Manual Department Administrative Guidelines.

40-70%     Clinical Instrumentation Competency Evaluation
5-15%       Professionalism
20-50%     Exams
10-25%     Comprehensive Final
5-15%       Assignments and Quizzes

Total: 100% 

All basic, instrument and assessment competencies must be completed to a clinically acceptable level.

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

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 125

  • Title: Developmental Dentistry*
  • Number: DHYG 125
  • Effective Term: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 32
  • Lecture Hours: 32

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 with a grade of "C" or higher and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.
Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 138 and DHYG 142.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

Description:

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

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 basic components of nondental and dental tissues in the orofacial region.
  3. Describe the embryological development of the oral cavity.
  4. Recognize developmental disturbances associated with the teeth and soft tissues.
  5. Identify the histology of the dental tissues and periodontium.
  6. 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. Identify 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. State 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. Describe the developmental relationship between the teeth and the periodontium.

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

A. List eruption dates and sequences.

B. Recognize anatomical structures to identify individual teeth.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

0-15%    Homework/Assignments
5-30%    Exams
10-30%  Midterm Exam
10-35%  Final Exam

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 52
  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Lab Hours: 36

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 125 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 138 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 142 with a grade of "C" or higher and SOC 122.
Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148.

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.

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:

This course is a combined classroom and laboratory course. The final grade is a composite of both didactic and laboratory work. Evaluation of student mastery of course competencies will be accomplished using the following methods:

Clinically Acceptable lab and clinical competencies.

10-30%    Quizzes
20-60%    Exams
20-50%    Assignments
5-15%      Projects and completion
10-30%    Homework

Total: 100% 

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

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 138

  • Title: Head and Neck Anatomy*
  • Number: DHYG 138
  • Effective Term: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 32
  • Lecture Hours: 32

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 with a grade of "C" or higher and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.
Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 142.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

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.

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.
  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. Identify 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. Relate and summarize the landmarks of the skull for clinical examination.

II. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

A. Identify the landmarks of the TMJ

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

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

III. Muscles

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

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

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

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

IV. Nerves

A. Describe the components of the nervous system.

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

C. Identify the cranial nerves.

D. Explain the nerve 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. Explain 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:

0-15%     Homework, Assignments
5-30%     Exams
10-30%   Midterm Exam
10-35%   Final Exam

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Contact Hours: 152
  • Lecture Hours: 32
  • Other Hours: 120

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 125 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 138 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 142 with a grade of "C" or higher and SOC 122.
Corequisites: DHYG 135 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148.

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.

Supplies:

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

Objectives

  1. Apply the Dental Hygiene Process of Care, which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation (ADPIED).
  2. Assess the dentition and occlusion.
  3. Apply theoretical concepts of powered scaling.
  4. Demonstrate competency in working with children and special needs populations.
  5. Manage emergency situations.
  6. Perform auxiliary procedures in providing comprehensive dental hygiene care.
  7. Demonstrate practice and patient management skills.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical setting and its systems.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The Dental Hygiene Process of Care: ADPIED

A. Identify human needs deficits for each patient.

B. Discuss approaches to instrumentation for calculus removal.

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

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

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

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

II. Dentition and Occlusion

A. Assess the dentition for dental caries.

1. Describe the caries process.

2. Define Black’s classification of caries.

3. Assess a patient for risk of developing caries.

4. Discuss measures to prevent and arrest dental caries.

B. Define the rationale for charting of the dentition.

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

D. Demonstrate correct use of dental instruments, light and compressed air as it relates to dentition assessment.

E. Identify missing teeth, restorations, atypical conditions of hard tissues, malaligned teeth, caries and unerupted teeth, and document them accurately in the dental chart.

F. Discuss classifications of ideal and malocclusion.

G. Assess the occlusion and facial profile.

III. Powered Scaling

A. Provide patients with pertinent information regarding the ultrasonic scaler.

B. Assess the need for powered scaling.

C. Demonstrate proficiency with ultrasonic scaling technique.

IV. Special Needs Populations

A. Discuss management of the pediatric patient.

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

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

V. Medical Emergencies

A. Describe the correct response to emergency situations.

B. Identify emergency situations.

C. Demonstrate proficiency in CPR.

D. Demonstrate proficiency with administering emergency oxygen.

E. Maintain emergency oxygen supplies and equipment.

VI. Auxiliary Dental Hygiene Services

A. Demonstrate proficiency with the intraoral camera.

1. Incorporate the intraoral camera as part of a patient’s preventive strategies.

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

B. Demonstrate proficiency with cleaning removable oral appliances.

1. Describe special care considerations for the patient with removable oral appliances.

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

C. Demonstrate proficiency with applying desensitizing agents.

1. Explain the etiology of dentin hypersensitivity.

2. Apply the JCCC Clinic Procedures for addressing sensitivity.

VII. Patient and Practice Management

A. Address commonly asked questions from patients with assistance.

B. Assist with maintaining a current periodontal maintenance system.

C. Apply effective oral, written, and nonverbal communication skills with patients, peers, faculty, and staff.

D. Demonstrate professional characteristics as defined in the JCCC Clinic Evaluation Criteria and Dental Hygiene Code of Ethics.

VIII. Clinic systems

A. Describe the clinic systems for patient management, chart routing and clinical evaluation.

B. Locate grading specifications in the JCCC Clinic Evaluation Criteria.

C. Review clinical evaluation system reports.

1. Check reports for accuracy.

2. Develop self-improvement plans based on report feedback.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-60%    Clinic
10-20%    Radiographic
0-10%      Professionalism
10-20%    Projects
10-20%    Exams
0-15%      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 at the beginning of the semester 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.

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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 48
  • Lecture Hours: 24
  • Lab Hours: 24

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and BIOL 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 230 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 231 and CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130.
Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 138.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122.

Description:

This course prepares the dental hygiene student to expose, process and critique intra and extra oral 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.

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. Describe the biological effects of ionizing radiation and practice principles of radiation hygiene as they relate to the dental office.
  3. Identify and discuss film characteristics: density, contrast definition and distortion.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to expose diagnostically acceptable bitewing, periapical, occlusal and panoramic radiographs to pedodontic and adult patients.
  5. Describe the general principles of darkroom construction, equipment and safe lighting, and process-exposed radiographs utilizing proper darkroom procedures.
  6. Correctly mount, label and critique intra and extra oral radiographs.
  7. Differentiate between radiographic anatomical landmarks, abnormal anatomy and findings.
  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. Conduct patient education to various age groups utilizing radiographs as an educational tool.
  11. Determine frequency and type of radiographic exposures based on patient need and clinical considerations.
  12. Demonstrate proficiency in duplicating radiographs.
  13. Demonstrate proper infection control procedures when exposing radiographs and processing in a darkroom or imaging facility.

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 error 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. Extraoral 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 exposure based on patient need and American Dental Association (ADA) recommendations.

B. Demonstrate radiation safety procedures during patient treatment.

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 digital sensors for lab practice. 
  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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 47
  • Lecture Hours: 47

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 125 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 138 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 142 with a grade of "C" or higher and SOC 122.
Corequisites: DHYG 135 and DHYG 140 and DHYG 148.

Description:

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

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 the pathogenesis, including radiographic changes, of bone loss.
  3. Describe the components of a dental implant, the peri-implant tissue and the special needs of a client with a dental implant.
  4. Describe plaque control measures, including specialized oral hygiene products, for the periodontal client.
  5. Describe the inflammatory and immunological responses associated with all classifications of periodontal disease.
  6. 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.
  7. Define and recognize contributing/risk factors in the progression of periodontal disease.
  8. Discuss periodontitis as a risk factor for systemic diseases.
  9. Define the classifications of gingival and periodontal diseases, including referral guidelines, as established by the American Academy of Periodontology.
  10. Describe the goals and research-based rationale for treatment planning 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. 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.

III. 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.

IV. 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.

V. 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.

VI. 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.

VII. 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 response.

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

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

VIII. 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.

IX. 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 manifestation 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.

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 regimen.

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:

100%    Exams

Total: 100% 

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 45

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 125 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 138 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 142 with a grade of "C" or higher and SOC 122.
Corequisites: DHYG 135 and DHYG 140 and DHYG 146.

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.

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 concepts for health education applying the Dental Hygiene Process of Care.
  3. Discuss the role of the dental hygienist as health educator and/or promoter.
  4. 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 related to communication with diverse populations.
  5. Define basic research terminology and approaches to the scientific method.
  6. Identify the various types of research and discuss the concepts of research design.
  7. Evaluate dental research applying concepts of research methodology.
  8. Identify and discuss steps, methods and instruments used in involving patient motivation, behavior modification and lifelong learning.
  9. Discuss and apply product evaluation methods related to dental information. Incorporate findings from a literature search into dental hygiene practice.
  10. Compare advantages and disadvantages of most commonly used internet databases and traditional print sources while conducting a relevant review of dental literature.
  11. Discuss implications of evidence based research findings for the dental hygienist.
  12. Effectively critique dental/dental hygiene literature according to given criteria.
  13. 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.

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 measure 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 Changes

A. Identify oral health challenges moving into the 21st century

B. Discuss how these challenges affect patient education.

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, refereed and non-refereed publications.

XI. Patient Goal and 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 and 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) research articles.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

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

Components of Classroom Grade:
30-60%    Exams
10-20%      Final

Lab Activities:
10-15%    Research Article Critique
10-15%    Communication Video Self Evaluation
10-15%    Classroom/Lab Projects

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

The student will be expected to write not only in the Dental Hygiene Program, but also throughout his/her dental hygiene career.  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.

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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Contact Hours: 270
  • Lecture Hours: 30
  • Other Hours: 240

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 135 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 140 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 146 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 148 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 235 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Corequisites: DHYG 225 and DHYG 230.

Description:

This course provides the dental hygiene student with continued development in the areas of patient management, preventive dental hygiene care and proficiency in clinical techniques through practical application. Selected skills, instrument design variations and current advances in dental hygiene services will also be introduced. The student will be able to develop and implement comprehensive dental hygiene appointment plans to meet the oral health needs and promote total body wellness of each patient. Experiences with special needs patients at affiliate sites enable the student to participate as a change agent and/or patient advocate in the community and adapt to meet “special needs”.

Supplies:

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

Objectives

  1. Demonstrate the use of a caries risk assessment on clinic patients.
  2. Discuss enriching experiences that affiliate sites provide as related to providing the dental hygiene process of care.
  3. Discuss the rationale for the use of air polishers and demonstrate the correct technique.
  4. Discuss periodontics as a dental specialty.
  5. Recognize the use and design of various dental hygiene instruments.
  6. Discuss the definition, manifestations and dental hygiene care appointment alterations for the special needs patients covered this semester.
  7. Utilize previously determined Strengths Finder outcomes in preparation for professional job entry.
  8. Discuss maxillofacial prosthodontics as a dental specialty.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA)

A. Identify each clinic patient’s risk for dental decay through interview and clinical observation.

B. Apply each clinic patient’s risk of caries to the JCCC CAMBRA form.

C. Explain findings from the JCCC CAMBRA form with each clinic patient.

II. JCCC Affiliate Rotation Sites

A. Utilize the JCCC Affiliate Manual to prepare for rotation to scheduled sites.

B. Produce all required forms needed to attend a scheduled site.

C. Perform dental hygiene services as established in the JCCC Dental Hygiene program and the appropriate protocol at each site.

III. Air Polishing

A. Identify indications and contraindication for air polishing.

B. Identify the appropriate air polishing powder and armamentarium for various clinical applications.

C. Discuss proper techniques to remove supra and subgingival biofilm.

D. Demonstrate biofilm and stain removal using an air polisher in a lab setting with assistance.

E. Demonstrate competence in biofilm and stain removal using an air polisher on clinic patients when appropriate.

IV. Periodontics as a Specialty

A. Discuss periodontics as a specialty.

B. Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in the specialty practice of a periodontist.

V. Instrument Design Variations

A. Recognize the use and design of various dental hygiene instruments.

B. Demonstrate adaptation of various dental hygiene instruments on a typodont.

C. Select appropriate dental hygiene instruments on clinic patients when indicated with assistance.

VI. Special Needs Patients

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

B. Apply individualized preventive concepts and services to a variety of special needs patient when indicated with assistance.

VII. Strengths

A. Differentiate between individual strengths to enrich a professional resume.

B. Discuss using strengths as part of the job interview process.

VIII. Maxillofacial Prosthodontics as a Specialty

A. Discuss maxillofacial prosthodontics as a specialty

B. Explain the importance of providing a thorough head and neck exam to each patient.

C. Choose appropriate communication skills when discussing findings from clinical exams with patients and other professionals.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

40-60%    Clinic
10-20%    Radiographs
0-10%      Professionalism
10-20%    Projects
10-20%    Exams
0-15%      Quizzes

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

1.     A course requirement is the completion of a CPR certification course (comparable to the Professional Provider C Level course offered by the American Heart Association with CPR and AED).

2.     The dental hygiene student must have transportation available to visit affiliate sites as scheduled and other off campus course requirements.

3.     The dental hygiene student may need to screen patients based on individual student needs.  This will be conducted during scheduled clinic time.

4.     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.

5.      Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, 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 221H

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DHYG 225

  • Title: General and Oral Pathology*
  • Number: DHYG 225
  • Effective Term: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 48
  • Lecture Hours: 48

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 135 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 140 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 146 with a "C" or higher and DHYG 148 with a "C" or higher and BIOL 235 with a "C" or higher.
Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 230.

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.

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. Cellular Health

A. Discuss how the environment affects cellular health.

B. Identify the structures located inside the cell.

C. Describe the processes that maintain homeostasis within a cell.

D. Describe the histology of healthy epithelium.

II. Abnormal Cells

A. List sources of cell stress and injury.

B. Describe the processes of cell death.

C. Compare the characteristics of a healthy and an abnormal cell.

D. Analyze how the disease process changes the anatomy and functioning of a cell.

III. Radiographs

A. Locate anatomic landmarks on the skull.

B. Find anatomic landmarks on radiographs.

C. Differentiate normal and pathologic radiographic findings.

D. Analyze radiographs for diagnostic information.

IV. Infants and Children

A. Explain oral conditions affecting infants and children.

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

V. Tooth Morphology

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

B. Discuss developmental disturbances of the jaw, teeth, soft tissues and cysts of the body.

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

VI. Inflammation

A. Describe cells involved in the immune and inflammatory responses.

B. Explain how the body’s immune and inflammatory systems function.

C. Analyze how infections affect the head and neck.

VII. Diagnosis

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

B. Discuss how different oral lesions are described and documented.

VIII. Differential Diagnosis

A. Explain the relationship between the differential diagnosis and the definitive diagnosis.

B. Articulate how a differential diagnosis is made.

C. Formulate a differential diagnosis for a lesion.

D. Recognize conditions that require referral.

IX. Definitive Diagnosis

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

B. Discuss the roles of the dental hygienist and dental specialists in reaching a definitive diagnosis.

C. Discuss the tissue biopsy process.

X. Communication

A. Describe how the dental hygienist would communicate pathological findings to a dentist, patients, and other health professionals.

B. Discuss conditions that require referral.

XI. Terms

A. Describe terms used in oral diagnosis.

B. Explain pathological conditions in academic and laymen’s terms.

XII. Pathology of Various Diseases

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

1. Inflammation and repair

2. Reactive and traumatic disturbances

3. Immunologic diseases

4. Infectious diseases

5. Genetic and developmental disturbances

6. Neoplastic diseases

7. Systemic diseases

8. Temporomandibular disorders

B. Apply the diagnostic process to clinical findings.

C. Determine the need for referral to a specialist.

XIII. Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD)

A. Discuss the different types of TMD.

B. Analyze clinical signs of TMD.

XIV. TMD Treatment

A. Explain the different treatment options for TMD.

B. Discuss the course and outcomes of TMD treatment.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

80-90%    Exams
10-20%    Final Exam

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Computer Literacy Expectations:  Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for clinical computing and the completion of some papers 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 225H

  • Title: HON: General and Oral Pathology*
  • Number: DHYG 225H
  • Effective Term: 2019-20
  • 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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 62
  • Lecture Hours: 54
  • Lab Hours: 8

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 135 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 140 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 146 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 148 with a grade of "C" or higher and BIOL 235 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225.

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.

Supplies:

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

Objectives

  1. Utilize proper reference books and resources 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 explaining their therapeutic use, contraindications and/or adverse reactions.
  4. Compare and contrast one member of a drug group with other members of the same group.
  5. Recognize and discuss specific drug interactions with other drugs, foods, herbal supplements and disease states.
  6. List the top 20 most commonly prescribed drugs and associate each with the drug group to which they belong.
  7. Obtain and evaluate a medical history utilizing this information to determine:
    • What prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs or herbal supplements is the patient taking?
    • What drug-related allergies does the patient have?
    • What dental implications do the drugs have?
    • What drugs, herbals or disease states influence administration of local anesthesia or dental treatment?
  8. Apply head and neck anatomy content as it relates to the administration of local anesthesia.
  9. Select and utilize appropriate local anesthesia armamentarium.
  10. Effectively administer local anesthesia under supervision of dental hygiene faculty and staff dentists.
  11. Name, describe and associate the most common emergency situations, the drugs or other measures used to treat these emergencies.
  12. Identify the signs and/or symptoms, the treatment and management of substance abuse.
  13. 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.

B. Associate 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. Identify 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. Identify the names of drugs with the appropriate pharmacologic drug group.

B. Describe the contraindications and/or adverse reactions of each drug group.

C. Explain the therapeutic uses 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 of substance abuse.

B. Discuss the treatment and management of substance abuse.

XIII. Oral Conditions

A. Describe the prevention of various oral conditions.

B. Discuss the treatment and management of various oral conditions.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Dental Therapeutic Exams and Final

1. Cumulative Exams - 85%

2. Comprehensive Final - 15%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

Computer Literacy Expectations – Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and internet searching skills for the completion of some papers and /or exercises/assignments. 

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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 32
  • Lecture Hours: 32

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 221 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 230 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Corequisites: DHYG 245 and DHYG 250.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SPD 120 or SPD 121 or SPD 125.

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 evidence-based research.

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. Dental Public Health/Public Health Delivery

A. Identify governmental entities with dental public health initiatives

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

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

D. Explore current delivery trends/workforce resultant reimbursement mechanisms

II. 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.

III. 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.

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

A. Describe health education and promotion principles

B. Define target profiles in community based 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. Describe mechanisms of program evaluation

F. Relate community demographics socioeconomic status and oral health disparities

G. Develop a dental public health program plan

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 findings.

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

C. Define and discuss data analysis and interpretations

D. Identify data by their type and scale of measurement

E. Define and describe descriptive, correlation and inferential statistics

F. Compute appropriate measure of central tendency and measure of dispersion for various types of data.

G. Interpret research results from published research data.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

70-80%    Exams
20-30%    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 for securing his/her own transportation for Service Learning Projects.
  2. Each student is responsible for expenses incurred for visual display boards and visual materials.
  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: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • Lecture Hours: 8
  • Lab Hours: 8

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 221 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 230 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Corequisites: DHYG 240 and DHYG 250. Prerequsite or Corequsite: SPD 120 or SPD 121 or SPD 125.

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.

Supplies:

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

Objectives

  1. Conduct a complete health history review with a patient and determine with the dentist if any physical or mental condition exists that would alter treatment or the use of nitrous oxide analgesia.
  2. Define analgesia, the stages of anesthesia and diffusion hypoxia.
  3. Explain the pharmacology, indications, contraindications, and benefits for use of nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia as well as the procedure, signs and symptoms of nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia and pre/post-operative instructions to the patient.
  4. Identify the equipment utilized for nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia and explain the function of each part.
  5. Describe adverse reactions and emergencies related to nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia and management of these situations.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Patient Evaluation and Preparation

A. Assess health history for indications and contraindications for nitrous oxide use.

B. Determine pediatric and adult candidacy for nitrous oxide sedation.

C. Explain procedure, indications, contraindication and benefits to patient and obtain informed consent.

II. Pharmacology of Nitrous Oxide Analgesia

A. Explain the pharmacology of nitrous oxide analgesia.

B. Describe the signs and symptoms when a patient has reached the appropriate level of nitrous oxide analgesia.

C. Describe adverse reactions and/or emergencies and the management of those situations.

III. History and Characteristics of Nitrous Oxide Analgesia and Conscious Sedation

A. Define the American Society of Anesthesiologist’s (ASA) levels of minimal, moderate, deep and general analgesia sedation.

B. Identify the anatomy involved when administering nitrous oxide in the upper and lower airways within the respiratory system.

C. Summarize the significance of the discovery of nitrous oxide and oxygen.

D. Discuss the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics properties of nitrous oxide.

IV. Nitrous Oxide Equipment and Safety Measures

A. Describe the parts of the nitrous oxide equipment.

B. Discuss the addictive nature of nitrous oxide and the hazards of chronic exposure.

C. Explain the manufacturing process for nitrous oxide and proper storage of nitrous and oxygen cylinders.

D. Explain the built-in safety features of the nitrous oxide sedation delivery system.

E. Explain how to avoid diffusion hypoxia and manage a patient exhibiting possible symptoms.

V. Technique of Nitrous Oxide Administration

A. Recall and identify the proper armamentarium for nitrous oxide administration and delivery.

B. Demonstrate nitrous oxide delivery equipment preparation, assembly and activation.

C. Model proper titration, administration, and monitoring techniques for the appropriate administration of nitrous oxide sedation.

D. Demonstrate termination of the procedure with principles of recovery and emergency management.

E. Utilize aseptic technique during administration and proper sterilization and disinfection of delivery equipment after termination of procedure.

F. Construct accurate documentation of procedure and patient experience.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

30-60%    Written Examination
30-60%    Practical Examination

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

  1. Tests will consist of a cumulative written final examination and a laboratory practical examination.  Participation in all class sessions is mandatory.  The 16 hours of the course are minimal standards for state board certification in nitrous oxide analgesia administration. 
  2. Computer Literacy Expectations: Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some projects and/or exercises. The JCCC Learning Management System, (Canvas) will be utilized as a supplemental learning aid. All objectives and assignments will be posted on Canvas. Please refer to Canvas daily for announcements and assignments. The professor will correspond with all students through the Canvas email account.  It is your responsibility to check your e-mail account daily for important class and clinic information.

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 250

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene IV*
  • Number: DHYG 250
  • Effective Term: 2019-20
  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Contact Hours: 280
  • Lecture Hours: 32
  • Other Hours: 248

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 221 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 230 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Corequisites: DHYG 240 and DHYG 245.
Prerequisites or corequisites: SPD 120 or SPD 121 or SPD 125.

Description:

This course will offer continued development of competencies 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. Experiences with special patients at affiliate sites enable participation as a change agent and/or patient advocate in the community. A continued emphasis in the development and implementation of dental hygiene treatment plans to meet oral health needs and promote total body wellness for consumers. The following are required: CPR recertification, service learning and case study projects. The clinical experience is designed to continue the dental hygiene student’s development in total patient care with Program Affiliate Sites. The classroom portion is designed as a seminar atmosphere for the introduction of legal and ethical concepts, practice of management concepts, current practices of dental hygiene and discussion of the roles of a dental hygienist.

Supplies:

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

Objectives

  1. Discuss the core ethical values and principles that guide healthcare practitioners.
  2. Discuss the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) Code of Ethics and ADHA Standard For Clinical Dental Hygiene Practice, which governs the conduct and responsibilities of the dental hygienist (see ADHA website).
  3. Discuss the legal responsibilities that govern the conduct of the dental hygienist and define terms related to jurisprudence. Recognize and integrate the various dental laws governing the practice of dental hygiene across the country.
  4. Prepare a resume and interviewing techniques for potential employment within the profession.
  5. Describe the OSHA bloodborne pathogens standard and how it affects the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene.
  6. Recognize and document the signs of suspected child/elder abuse and neglect.
  7. Describe the different models for alternate practice settings for the practice of dental hygiene.
  8. Demonstrate proper ergonomic principles for the practice of dental hygiene.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Core Values and Ethical Principles

A. Define the ethical principle and values.

B. Apply the ethical principles and values to the practice of dental hygiene.

II. Codes of Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making

A. Describe the role of a code of ethics for the healthcare professional.

B. Apply the ADHA Code of Ethics in the decision-making process of the dental hygienist.

III. Jurisprudence

A. Explain the legal duties required of a healthcare provider.

B. Define “Good Samaritan Law,” HIPAA, the Americans with Disability Act and HHS Title VI (LEP persons).

C. Demonstrate the differences between state practice acts, statutes, and rules and regulations.

IV. Resume Writing and Interviewing

A. Recognize the importance of a cover letter and resume.

B. Design a cover letter and resume for a job opportunity.

V. OSHA

A. Describe the OSHA bloodborne pathogens standard.

B. Differentiate between the OSHA standard and CDC guidelines in relation to bloodborne pathogens.

VI. Abuse and Neglect/PANDA

A. Recognize who is a mandated reporter for abuse and neglect.

B. Describe the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect.

C. Apply correct documentation of histories and clinical findings in suspected abuse cases.

VII. Alternate Practice Settings

A. Describe different models for alternate practice settings for dental hygiene care.

B. Analyze barriers to the delivery of dental hygiene care in alternate practice settings.

VIII. Ergonomics

A. Identify ergonomic principles in dental hygiene practice.

B. Discuss factors leading to repetitive strain injuries.

C. Demonstrate modifications in the work environment to minimize repetitive strain injuries.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Overall Clinic Grade

40-60%    Clinic Grade
10-20%    Radiographic Grade
0-10%      Professionalism

Course Grade

10-20%    Projects
10-20%    Exams
0-15%      Quizzes, homework

Total: 100%

Grade Criteria:

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

Caveats:

1.     A course requirement is the completion of a CPR certifications course (comparable to the Professional Provider “C level” course offered by the American Heart Association.

2.     Clinic days require students to arrive early and stay until the clinic is properly set up and shut down, respectively.

3.     Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and internet searching skills for the completion of some papers and/or exercise.  Eaglesoft clinical computer software will be utilized for patient records.

4.     Personal transportation will be required to travel to Program Affiliates and other off campus course requirements.

5.     The dental hygiene student may need to screen patients based on individual student needs.  This will be conducted during scheduled clinic time.

6.     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.

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: 2019-20
  • 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).