Dental Hygiene, A.A.S.

A key member of the professional dental team, the licensed dental hygienist is on the "front line" of patient care, responsible for providing educational, clinical and therapeutic services that promote total health through good oral health. The growing public awareness of the benefits of oral health, combined with the growth of corporate dental plans, has significantly increased the demand for dental care and has made dental hygiene one of the country's fastest-growing careers. The demand for dental hygienists is expected to grow 46 percent by 2010. Competitive salaries and flexible work schedules are added benefits. Students in JCCC's dental hygiene program prepare for careers as preventive dental professionals who have a choice of working in a variety of settings. Upon successful completion of licensure requirements and board examinations, graduates get jobs in school systems, nursing homes and dental supply firms, as well as private dental offices.

Fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, this 83-credit-hour program requires four semesters and one summer session of full-time study. Successful completion leads to an associate of applied science degree. All dental hygiene students gain important practical experience working in JCCC's state-of-the-art clinical facility under the supervision of licensed dental hygienists and dentists.

Enrollment is limited. The deadline for fall semester applications is December 1st. Fall course transcripts are due January 15th. For an application, call the dental hygiene program at 913-469-3808 or download a copy by visiting Dental Hygiene Application Process.

This program requires a professional liability insurance fee. Students will be notified via their JCCC student e-mail account if they are required to pay a $16 fee. The dollar amount for fees is subject to change.

(Major Code 223A; State CIP Code 51.0602)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Before Beginning Clinical Courses

CHEM 122Principles of Chemistry*5
ENGL 121Composition I*3
BIOL 140Human Anatomy4
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
BIOL 230Microbiology*3
BIOL 231Microbiology Lab*2

Note: CHEM 122 or BIOL 140 or BIOL 230/BIOL 231 and one of the other prerequisites must be completed by the end of the fall semester.

Note: Transcripts from the fall semester are due January 15. The application deadline is December 1.

First Semester

DHYG 121Clinical Dental Hygiene I: Pre-Clinic*5
DHYG 125Developmental Dentistry*2
DHYG 135Dental Materials*2
DHYG 138Head and Neck Anatomy*2
SOC 122Introduction to Sociology3
Total Hours14

Second Semester

DHYG 140Clinical Dental Hygiene II*4
DHYG 142Dental Radiology*2
DHYG 146Periodontics*3
DHYG 148Dental Health Education*2
BIOL 225Human Physiology* ( )4
Total Hours15

Summer

BIOL 235General Nutrition*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Mathematics Elective ^^3
Total Hours9
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Humanities Elective

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Mathematics Elective

Third Semester

DHYG 221Clinical Dental Hygiene III*6
DHYG 225Pathology*3
DHYG 230Dental Therapeutics*3
DHYG 240Community Dental Health*2
Total Hours14

Fourth Semester

DHYG 245Nitrous Oxide Analgesia*1
DHYG 250Clinical Dental Hygiene IV*6
SPD 120Interpersonal Communication3
or SPD 121 Public Speaking
or SPD 125 Personal Communication
Health and/or Physical Education Elective ^1
Total Hours11
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Health and/or Physical Education Elective

Total Program Hours: 83

Courses

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

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program, a minimum 2.0 GPA in curriculum courses and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and BIOL 140 and PSYC 130 and BIOL 230 Prerequisite: Selective Admission Approval

Corequisites: DHYG 125 and DHYG 138

Prerequisites or corequisites: DHYG 135 and SOC 122

This course will includes 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, patient assessment, preventive treatment, transmissible diseases, principles of infection control. 2 hrs. lecture, 13 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 125   Developmental Dentistry (2 Hours)

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

Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 138

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 and DHYG 135

This course will include a study of embryology; oral histology; developmental disturbances of the face, oral cavity and related structures; and dental morphology and occlusion. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 135   Dental Materials (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130 and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 138

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

DHYG 138   Head and Neck Anatomy (2 Hours)

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

Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 and DHYG 135 Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125

This course is designed to provide dental hygiene students with the basic anatomical foundations to support clinical course work. Topics to be covered include embryonic development of the head and neck, along with identification of the bones in the skull. Muscles of the head and neck will be identified along with their functions, insertion and origins. The vascular, lymphatic and nervous systems of the head and neck will be discussed along with the anatomical basis of the spread of infection. 3 hrs. lecture and lab/wk.

DHYG 140   Clinical Dental Hygiene II (4 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 121

Corequisites: DHYG 142 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135

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, which may be encountered in various practice settings. An introduction to the dental hygiene process (ADPIE) and working with special-needs patient populations will be provided. 2 hrs. lecture & 8 hrs. clinic/wk.

DHYG 142   Dental Radiology (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 121

Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135

This class will concentrate on the theory and clinical practice of exposing, processing, mounting and evaluating oral radiographs with emphasis on radiation protection and infection control for the patient and operator. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 146   Periodontics (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 121

Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 148

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135

This course will include recognition of the etiology and clinical signs and symptoms of periodontal diseases. The inflammatory process, treatment planning and nonsurgical therapy are discussed. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

DHYG 146H   HON: Periodontics (1 Hour)

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

DHYG 148   Dental Health Education (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 121

Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 146

Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135

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

DHYG 221   Clinical Dental Hygiene III (6 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235

Corequisites: DHYG 225 and DHYG 230 and DHYG 240

Students will continue development in the areas of patient management, preventive dental hygiene treatment and proficiency in clinical techniques through practical application. Current advances in dental hygiene services will also be introduced. Enrollment in this course requires that you be current in payment of a professional liability fee of $16.00. This fee is required once per calendar year based on enrollment in selected courses and must be in place prior to the start of classes. Students will be notified via their JCCC student email account if they are required to pay a $16 fee. 2 hrs. lecture, 16 hrs. clinic/wk.

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

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   Pathology (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235

Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 230 and DHYG 240

This course will introduce the students to concepts related to general systemic and oral pathology. General principles of pathology include inflammation, immunity, neoplasia and wound healing. Basic pathological processes of oral conditions, their etiologies and treatments will be discussed. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

DHYG 225H   HON: Pathology (1 Hour)

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

DHYG 230   Dental Therapeutics (3 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235

Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225 and DHYG 240

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

DHYG 240   Community Dental Health (2 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235

Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225 and DHYG 230

Topics will include public health agencies, statistical procedures for critiquing scientific literature, identifying dental needs of different groups and planning dental health education programs. Preventive techniques, health promotion, consumer advocacy and the role of the dental hygienist in public health will be emphasized. Field experience will be included. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

DHYG 245   Nitrous Oxide Analgesia (1 Hour)

Prerequisites: DHYG 221

Corequisites: DHYG 250

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

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

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

DHYG 250   Clinical Dental Hygiene IV (6 Hours)

Prerequisites: DHYG 221

Corequisites: DHYG 245

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

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

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. Enrollment in this course requires that you be current in payment of a professional liability fee of $16.00. This fee is required once per calendar year based on enrollment in selected courses and must be in place prior to the start of classes. Students will be notified via their JCCC student email account if they are required to pay a $16 fee.

DHYG 121

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene I: Pre-Clinic*
  • Number: DHYG 121
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 5
  • Contact Hours: 243.5
  • Lecture Hours: 61.5
  • Other Hours: 182

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program, a minimum 2.0 GPA in curriculum courses and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and BIOL 140 and PSYC 130 and BIOL 230 Prerequisite: Selective Admission Approval
Corequisites: DHYG 125 and DHYG 138
Prerequisites or corequisites: DHYG 135 and SOC 122

Description:

This course will includes 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, patient assessment, preventive treatment, transmissible diseases, principles of infection control. 2 hrs. lecture, 13 hrs. lab/wk.

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

The following items are to be purchased by the student: Turning Point Student Response System, JCCC Dental Hygiene Instrument kit, lab coat with knit cuffs, clinic shoes, clinic supplies (i.e., gloves, masks, etc.), books, professional liability insurance, clinician and patient (adult and child) safety glasses, 2 sets of scrubs and 2 long sleeve scrub jackets with knit cuffs, patient hand mirror, blood pressure cuff and stethoscope. Students will also be expected to purchase miscellaneous items for use in the clinic.

Objectives

1. Oral Infection Control and Interdental Care
   a. Explain the rationale for self disease control.
   b. Identify and describe the etiology and effects of bacterial plaque.
   c. Determine the amount and location of dental plaque.
   d. Explain the rationale for usage and correctly demonstrate the
sulcular toothbrushing method, flossing and disclosing on self.
   e. Describe the methods for evaluation of toothbrushing and interdental
care.
2. Dental Hygiene Appointment
   a. Define primary and secondary prevention.
   b. Explain how dental hygiene care is related to dental treatment
planning and general health.
   c. List a logical sequence to be followed in performing dental hygiene
services.
   d. Describe the stages of the dental hygiene process:  assessment,
diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
   e. Define "oral prophylaxis" and its relationship to maintenance of
oral health.
   f. List the objectives of instrumentation.
3. Bacterial Plaque and Other Soft Deposits
   a. Define bacterial plaque and discuss the etiology, description, and
significance of the deposits and stains found in the oral cavity.
   b. List the anatomical factors, physiological factors, and other
components that affect deposit retention.
   c. Differentiate between food debris, materia alba, bacterial plaque,
supra- and subgingival calculus.
4. Disease Development and Contributing Factors
   a. Name and discuss the types of periodontal disease, and their
etiology.
   b. Discuss prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.
   c. Assess the client's need for periodontal treatment modalities.
   d. Describe at least two indicices for measuring bacterial plaque and
gingival bleeding.
   e. Utilize a standard notation system for periodontal recordkeeping.
   f. Explain the periodontal benefits associated with therapeutic scaling
and root planing.
5. The Gingiva
   a. Describe the gingiva and identify related structures.
   b. Recognize gingival health and periodontal infections.
   c. Demonstrate with assistance proficiency with a gingival
examination.
   d. Describe the gingiva of young children.
6. Equipment Operation, Care, and Maintenance
   a. Describe and demonstrate the operation of the dental unit and
chair.
   b. Explain the rationale for equipment care and maintenance.
   c. Describe semimonthly and weekly maintenance procedures of the clinic
cubicle.
   d. Demonstrate daily maintenance procedures of the clinic cubicle.
7. Infection Control, Transmissible Diseases, Exposure Control, Clinical
Procedures
   a. Define terminology related to infection control, describe the theory
of disease transmission, and identify intact and broken aseptic chains.
   b. Explain the distinctions between cleaning, disinfection, and
sterilization, and determine when disinfection is appropriate for reducing
sources of microbial cross-contamination.
   c. Demonstrate proper handling of instruments, supplies, and equipment
in accordance to aseptic standards.
   d. Identify personal barriers and protocols routinely used to ensure
protection against exposure to bloodborne infections and diseases.
   e. Discuss the symptoms, mode of transmission, incubation period, and
immunology of hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E, AIDS, and herpes virus.
   f. Explain the rationale for universal blood and body fluid
precautions.
   g. Identify the benefits and limitations of client assessments (health,
histories, extra- and intraoral exams, and periodontal evaluations, in
identifying potential sources of infection.
   h. Explain the ethical obligations to maintain standards of dental
hygiene care that adhere to infection control protocols consistent with
current federal, state, and local guidelines.
   i. Explain the role of the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration's standards for protection of health care plan, training,
protective equipment, waste, hepatitis B vaccine, and postexposure
protocol.
   j. Identify the design features, correct preparation, and maintenance
of operating equipment that reduce the possibilities of
cross-contamination.
   k. Identify equipment well suited to routine covering with surface
barriers.
   l. Describe the critical steps in surface cleaning and disinfection.
   m. Explain the steps in the aseptic protocol for operating
preparation.
   n. Describe the postappointment procedures for operating
decontamination, the initial preparation of instruments for recirculation,
and waste handling.
   o. Apply the concept of  defined use areas" within designated
contaminated and noncontaminated zones for instruments, items, and
material in order to control flow and cross-contamination during
procedures (dental hygiene, radiography, and laboratory) in a variety of
settings.
8. Patient Reception and Positioning
   a. Identify ways to establish rapport with patients and manage
communication efforts.
   b. Demonstrate communication and motivational skills.
   c. Demonstrate correct patient, operator and equipment positioning.
   d. Discuss body mechanics and its implications in dental hygiene.
9. Health History and Blood Pressure Detection
   a. Discuss the factors involved in good interviewing techniques.
   b. Identify the importance of Medic Alert.
   c. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the Physicians' Desk Reference,
Facts and Comparisons, clinic computer, and all medical resources.
10. Personal, Dental and Medical Histories:
   a. Identify the significance of each question included in a health
history.
      b. Completely review the health history prior to interviewing the
patient.
   c. Obtain a health history by means of a questionnaire.
   d. Tactfully question the patient about each abnormal or atypical
condition recorded, and explore any related conditions.
   e. Given hypothetical responses to health history questions, identify
potential need for:
      1. Antibiotic premedication.
      2. Sedative premedication.
      3. Special precautions to prevent disease transmission or allergic
reaction.
      4. Alteration of medications, such as those given for heart
condition, hypertension, rheumatic fever, stroke.
      5. Emergency care.
   f. Describe the policy and procedure for antibiotic coverage in the
dental hygiene clinic.
   g. Correctly and concisely record information and sign and date in the
appropriate places on the health history form.
   h. Update all medical histories of return and recall patients on
appropriate forms, i.e., ATC Summary Log (Alteration to Treatment Care). 
   i. Identify the need for patient referrals related to patients' medical
needs.
   j. Completely review the dental history before interviewing patient.
   k. Tactfully question the patient about past dental services and
outcomes of service that might influence dental hygiene treatment.
   l. Tactfully question the patient about prevention measures presently
employed to control oral disease.
   m. Tactfully question the patient about his/her present attitude toward
dentistry.
      n. Correctly and concisely record patient's responses on the dental
history.
      Blood Pressure Detection, Vital Signs:
      1. Define terminology related to hypertension and blood pressure
measurement.
      2. Identify the factors that influence blood pressure.
         3. Describe the criteria for evaluation of blood pressure
readings.
      4. Identify hypertensive drugs and the reasons for their use.
         5. Define the rationale for blood pressure detection in the
dental office.
      6. Describe and correctly care for the blood pressure equipment.
      7. Correctly measure and record blood pressure.
11. Extraoral and Intraoral Examination
   a. Discuss the rationale for conducting a systematic oral inspection
prior to any dental procedure.
   b. Position patient, self, and equipment to obtain maximum visibility
and accessibility to the field of operation.
   c. Recognize, through oral and written examination, oral-facial
landmarks necessary for a complete oral inspection.
   d. Observe the total physical appearance of patient prior to the oral
inspection, and record those aspects of appearance vital to the success of
dental procedures.
   e. Describe soft tissue range of normality for individual patients.
   f. Observe in a prescribed sequence and record those areas in and about
the oral cavity which appear to deviate from normal.
   g. Describe and record gingival conditions for each patient with
assistance.
   h. Use various explorers, compressed air, and light to detect
calculus.
   i. Record all areas of hard and soft deposits with assistance.
   j. Inspect for any tooth anomalies present.
   k. Complete (1) NIP on patient student.
   l. Classify the degree of plaque, stain, and calculus for each patient
with assistance.
   m. Identify the need for the alteration of procedures, instrumentation,
and patient education due to existing extra-oral and intra-oral
conditions.
   n. Describe and document significant findings in the client's record,
using precise, descriptive terms.
   o. Apply appropriate follow-up and referral protocol when abnormal or
atypical tissue changes warrant further evaluation.
12. Mouth Mirror, Explorers, and Periodontal Probe
   a. Identify the parts of the dental instrument, and explain how each
affects its use.
   b. Explain how numerical codes, manufacturers' designations and general
names aid in identifying the instruments.
   c. State the uses of the mouth mirror.
   d. Correctly use the mouth mirror for transilluminations, to reflect
light, to retract the tongue, lips and cheeks, and to provide indirect
vision.
   e. State the uses and characteristics of the explorer.
   f. Identify the EXD 11/12, #23, #17, #6, #2 and CH3 explorers and state
how they may be used.
   g. Correctly adapt each explorer using the proper pen grasp, fulcrum,
tip angulation, and stroke in the appropriate areas of the dentition.
   h. Identify subgingival smooth calculus, root irregularities, and
deposits of calculus and plaque with assistance.
   i. List and describe the uses of the periodontal probe.
   j. Describe the techniques for reading a periodontal probe.
   k. Correctly adapt the periodontal probe using proper pen grasp,
fulcrum, tip angulation, and exploratory strokes in all areas of the
dentition.
   l. Outline and demonstrate a systematic order of instrumentation for
the explorers and periodontal probes.
   m. State methods of minimizing patient discomfort, of maintaining a
clear field of operation, and of general self-protection when
instrumenting.
13. Instruments and Principles for Instrumentation
   Sickle Scalers
   a. State the use of the sickle scaler.
   b. Properly identify the parts and demonstrate proper technique for the
sickle scaler.
   c. Properly adapt the sickle scaler for calculus, stain, and plaque
removal on the anterior and posterior teeth.
   d. Identify and explain proper pen grasp, blade angulation, exploratory
and working strokes, fulcrum, and wrist motion of the sickle scalers.
   e. Outline and demonstrate a systematic order of instrumentation for
the sickle scalers.
   f. Explain and demonstrate how air and light may be used to evaluate
efficiency in scaling procedures.
   g. Describe how the design of the sickle scaler impedes its use in
subgingival instrumentation.
   Curets
   a. Explain the difference between scaling and root planing and indicate
where curets should be in an oral prophylaxis.
   b. Identify the parts of a curet and state the differences between
sickle scalers and curets.
   c. Properly adapt the curets for the removal of calculus, stain, and
plaque and for root planing in all areas of the dentition.
   d. Identify and explain the proper pen grasp, blade angulation,
exploratory and working strokes, fulcrum, and wrist motion for curets.
   e. Outline and demonstrate a systematic order of instrumentation for
curets.
   f. Describe the difference between the universal curet and the gracey
curet design in terms of blade-to-shank angulation.
14. Extrinsic Stain Removal
   a. Define cleansing, polishing, abrasive, abrasion, abrasive potential,
and rate of abrasion.
   b. Discuss the objectives of cleansing polishing and selective polishing.
   c. Compare different extrinsic stain removal techniques in terms of
efficiency, client comfort, and operator safety.
   d. Discuss the relationship of abrasives to the abrasion of the teeth.
   e. State the factors involved in selecting a cleansing and/or polishing
substance.
   f. Describe the various abrasive agents and their intended use.
   g. Describe and discuss the etiology and method of removal for all
stains.
   h. Discuss the factors to teach the patient concerning the polishing
procedure.
   i. Describe the recommended polishing sequence.
   j. Discuss precautions taken when polishing to include:
      1. Frictional heat
      2. Tissue damage
      3. Abrasive action
   k. Demonstrate the technique for use of tape, floss, and polishing
strips in polishing procedures.
   l. Demonstrate polishing techniques to include the use of the porte
polisher and prophylaxis angle.
   m. Identify the purpose of flossing following an oral prophylaxis.
   n. Correctly clean and oil handpieces and prophylaxis angles.
15. Patient Education/Preventive Strategies, Planning Dental Hygiene Care
   a. Explain the role of patient education in total patient care.
   b. Determine the patient's expectations and attitudes toward oral
health.
   c. Determine home care practices from the patient's health history,
oral inspection, and personal oral hygiene records.
   d. Determine the amount and location of plaque.
   e. Describe the formation and composition of plaque, its relationship
to oral disease, and specifically its relationship to the patient's
condition.
   f. Explain the rationale and demonstrate to the patient the proper
utilization of disclosing solutions.
   g. Discuss the concept of informed consent as it relates to the dental
hygiene process of case.
16. Emergency Care
   a. Describe the procedures to be followed for a medical emergency in
the dental hygiene clinic.
   b. State where emergency equipment is located in the dental hygiene
clinic.
   c. State the procedures to follow when an instrument breaks in the
patient's mouth.
   d. State the signs and symptoms of common dental office emergencies and
the procedures to be followed in the event that each occurs.
17. Introduction to Appointment Planning and Record Keeping
   a. Identify the role of the dental hygiene treatment plan and
appointment sequencing in meeting the needs of individual patients.
   b. Explain the role of the health history, oral inspection, and
charting in formulating a dental hygiene treatment plan.
   c. Explain the rationale for accurate and thorough records.
   d. Properly record all necessary information in ink on medical and
dental  health histories, dental hygiene charts, and other forms used in
the dental hygiene clinic.
18. Dental Calculus
   a. Identify clinical characteristics and formation.
   b. Explain the classification and distribution of calculus.
   c. Describe the composition of dental calculus.
   d. Discuss the significance and prevention of dental calculus.
19. Dental Stains and Discolorations
   a. Recognize and identify dental stains and discolorations.
   b. Discuss classifications of stains and discolorations.
   c. Demonstrate application of procedures for stain removal.


Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Infection Control, Transmissible Diseases, Exposure Control and
Clinical Procedures
   A. Describe the infection process for disease transmission, development
of infection and factors which alter normal defenses.
   B. Practice critical skills necessary for preventing transmission of
diseases to a 100% competency.
   C. Discuss and explain pathogens transmissible by the oral cavity.
   
II. Patient Reception and Positioning
   A. Demonstrate proper patient reception and positioning at a 100%
competency.
   B. Explain and discuss related occupational problems with improper
positioning.

III. Instruments and Principles for Instrumentation
   A. Demonstrate proper instrumentation use to a defined competency level.
   B. Discuss principles for instrument use and instrument grasp.
   C. Recognize instruments by design, parts, purposes and uses.

IV. Bacterial Plaque and Other Soft Deposits
   A. Provide patients with pertinent information regarding the formation,
effects and proper removal of bacterial plaque.
   B. Detect and recognize with assistance all soft deposits and describe
the extent of distribution.
   C. Discuss and compare bacteria of healthy gingiva and periodontal
plaque pathogens.
   D. Complete MPI with assistance on student patient.

V. Dental Calculus
   A. Identify clinical characteristics and formation of dental calculus.
   B. Explain the classification and distribution of calculus.
   C. Discuss the significance and prevention of dental calculus.
   D. Recognize and identify with assistance dental calculus of the oral
cavity.

VI. The Gingiva
   A. Describe the gingiva and identify related structures.
   B. Recognize gingival health and periodontal infections.
   C. Demonstrate with assistance proficiency with a gingival
examination.
   D. Describe the gingiva of young children.

VII. Examination Procedures
   A. Demonstrate competency with the application of air, vision and
tactile sensitivity when performing examination procedures.

VIII. Extraoral and Intraoral Examinations
   A. Correctly identify, describe and record findings to a 100%
competency.

IX. Personal, Dental, and Medical Histories
   A. Identify the significance of each question included in a health
history.
   B. Correctly and concisely record information, sign and date in the
appropriate places on the health history form.
   C. Identify need for patient referrals related to patients' medical
needs.
   D. Identify alterations to patient care related to medications.
   E. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the Facts and Comparisons, clinic
computer and all medical resources.

X. Emergency Care
   A. Identify common emergency situations.
   B. Describe the correct response to emergency situations.
   C. Successfully complete Healthcare Provider level of CPR certification.

XI. Vital Signs and Blood Pressure
   A. Demonstrate proficiency in blood pressure detection to a 100%
competency.
   B. Describe the criteria and define terminology related to hypertension
and blood pressure measurement.

XII. Dental Stains and Discolorations
   A. Recognize and identify dental stains and discolorations.
   B. Discuss classifications of stains and discolorations.
   C. Demonstrate application of procedures for stain removal.

XIII. Extrinsic Stain Removal
   A. Compare different extrinsic stain removal techniques in terms of
efficiency, operator safety and patient needs.
   B. Describe the various abrasive agents and their intended use.
   C. Demonstrate 100% competency in polishing techniques.

XIV. Disease Development and Contributing Factors
   A. Name and discuss the types of periodontal disease and their
etiology.
   B. Discuss prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.
   C. Assess the client's need for periodontal treatment modalities.

XV. Oral Infection Control, Interdental Care and Chemotherapeutics
   A. Explain and demonstrate the use of interdental cleaning devices.
   B. Identify with assistance proper toothbrush instructions.
   C. Select appropriate oral infection control devices for patients with
assistance.

XVI. Orientation to Clinical Evaluation System
   A. Utilize "Dental Hygiene Clinical Evaluation Criteria" for one dental
hygiene appointment.

Clinic/Course Competencies and Formative/Summative Evaluations:

Prior to completion of DHYG 121, the dental hygiene student is required
to:

- Obtain specified basic skill competencies and complete
formative/summative evaluations for instrumentation:

Critical Skill Competencies:   *All critical skills will be
Ultrasonic Cleaner (100%) or Competent  recorded as A for Achieved or an NA for Not Achieved
Autoclave (100%) A for Achieved or an NA for Not Achieved
Equipment Maintenance (100%) A for Achieved or an NA for Not Achieved
Cubicle Disinfection (100%) A for Achieved or an NA for Not Achieved
Positioning (100%) A for Achieved or an NA for Not Achieved
Blood Pressure Detection (100%) A for Achieved or an NA for Not Achieved
Extra-oral Exam (100%) A for Achieved or an NA for Not Achieved
Intra-oral Exam (100%) A for Achieved or an NA for Not Achieved

Mid-Term Summative Evaluation (100 points)
   Instruments (Mouth Mirror- 2 signatures required, EXD 11/12 Explorer 
     and Sickle H6/H7)
   Instruments will be graded individually.

  Mirror (10 points)                      Satisfactory Competency
  EXD 11/12 Explorer (50 points)          Satisfactory Competency
  H6/H7 (40 points)                       Satisfactory Competency 

  First evaluation - Competent              Total points
  Second evaluation                         20% reduction in points
  Third evaluation (after remediation)      30% reduction in points
  Fourth evaluation (after remediation)     40% reduction in points

Final Summative Evaluation (150 points)
  Instruments (Mouth Mirror – 2 signatures required, Periodontal 
    Probe, EXD 11/12 Explorer,
  Randomly chosen instrument)

  Mirror (10 points)                      Satisfactory Competency
  EXD 11/12 Explorer (50 points)          Satisfactory Competency
  Periodontal Probe (50 points)           Satisfactory Competency
  Randomly chosen instrument (40 points)  Satisfactory Competency 

   First evaluation - Competent           Total points
   Second evaluation                      20% reduction in points
   Third evaluation (after remediation)   30% reduction in points
   Fourth evaluation (after remediation)  40% reduction in points

 - Complete 1 half-day session of “dress rehearsal” client 
   care on a dental hygiene student
 - Complete 2 half-day sessions of client care in the dental hygiene 
   clinic noted on course schedule.
 - Complete all classroom assignments and projects by specified due dates. 
 - Complete CPR requirement prior to specified due date. 
 - Successfully complete all Formative and Summative Evaluations prior to
   client experiences. Client day grading will be feedback grading only.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

In order for a dental hygiene student to provide optimum dental health
care to patients, it is necessary for the student to possess an
understanding of the fundamentals of the profession, rationale and
philosophy of dental hygiene treatment and to demonstrate basic dental
hygiene techniques. The minimum acceptable grade is "C" as determined by
the program's promotion and graduation policies.

A minimum of 70% must be achieved in the course.  A 100% is required for
basic skill competencies. Instrumentation will have Formative Evaluations
prior to Summative Evaluations. If the required 70% is not maintained,
this indicates a deficiency in psychomotor skill development. The severity
of the deficiency will determine whether progress in the program will be
delayed or denied.  

Each student will attend a midterm conference to review all coursework from
the course professor. Students with deficiencies will be placed on
academic probation and will be required to meet with the course instructor
and program director to discuss a self-improvement plan.

Variables For Grade Determination:  

1. Specified competency levels for task analysis/critical skills and
Formative Evaluations for principles of instrumentation must be completed
according to given criteria.

2. Formative Evaluation will be conducted prior to scheduled mid-term and
final Summative Evaluations for all clinical skills and instrumentation
principles.

3. Scheduled didactic exams must be completed at a 70% proficiency.

4. Completion of 3 half-day dental hygiene appointments providing patient
care.

5. Additional clinic time may be required for those students when
specified competencies are not met. Additional scheduled clinic time will be
managed on an individual basis for any student showing clinical deficiencies.

6. Student behavior in class and clinic must be consistent with the Code
of Conduct guidelines. Professionalism will be evaluated throughout the
semester. An average of these scores will constitute 10% of the 65% of the
final clinic grade.

7. Attendance is required for both clinic and classroom. Policies stated
in the Clinic Manual will be followed.

8. Academic dishonesty on course work will result in a no credit for the
course work involved.

9. All classroom assignments and projects must be completed by their
specified due dates. Late assignments or projects will receive a 20% grade
reduction for each deadline not met.

10. Any missed clinic sessions are to be made up before the week of final
examinations. Make-up activities will be determined by the course
instructor on an individual basis.

11. If the student is aware that a scheduled exam will be missed,
arrangements should be made prior to the scheduled date. Exams must be
made up within 24 hours of an absence, and make-up exams will be different
from the original exam. Student must contact the course instructor the
first day back on campus to schedule make-up activities.

12. See Dental Hygiene Program Clinic Manual for Health Policy
guidelines.

13. In accordance with the Dental Hygiene Program Promotion and Graduation
Policy, all course objectives and requirements are to be met prior to the
last scheduled clinic day. Any alteration from the stated policy will be
made by the course instructor. If any course objective or requirement is
not met, a grade of "F' will be assigned to the student. Successful
completion of DHYG 121 is a prerequisite for DHYG 140.

14. Remediation procedures: Written documentation of prescribed
remediation must be provided to the course instructor and program
director, i.e., Writing Center and Skills Strengthening Program.

15. 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.

16. Time utilization will be recorded on professional characteristics
sheets. 

Grading Breakdown:

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

A minimum of 70% must be maintained in both didactic and clinical 
portions of this course as defined in the Dental Hygiene Program 
Administrative Guidelines. 

     1. Clinical                           65%
        Instrumentation Mid-Term (20%)
        Professionalism (10%)
        Clinical Assignments (5%)
        Instrumentation Final (30%)
     2. 11/12 EXD Explorer                 Satisfactory Competency
     3. XP23/12 Color banded Probe         Satisfactory Competency
     4. Critical Skills                    Satisfactory Competency
     5. Didactic                           35%
        Exams and quizzes (20%)
        Comprehensive Final (15%)
                                           
100

SUMMATIVE INSTRUMENTATION EXAMS:

    Mid-Term Summative Evaluation (100 points)
        Instruments (Mouth Mirror- 2 signatures required, EXD 11/12 
          Explorer and Sickle H6/H7)
        Instruments will be graded individually.

        Mirror (10 points)                 Satisfactory Competency
        EXD 11/12 Explorer (50 points)     Satisfactory Competency
        H6/H7 (40 points)                  Satisfactory Competency

        First evaluation - Competent          Total points
        Second evaluation                     20% reduction in points
        Third evaluation (after remediation)  30% reduction in points
        Fourth evaluation (after remediation) 40% reduction in points

Final Summative Evaluation (150 points)
     Instruments (Mouth Mirror – 2 signatures required, Periodontal Probe, EXD 11/12 Explorer,
     Randomly chosen instrument)

        Mirror (10 points)                     Satisfactory Competency
        EXD 11/12 Explorer (50 points)         Satisfactory Competency
        Periodontal Probe (50 points)          Satisfactory Competency
        Randomly chosen instrument (40 points) Satisfactory Competency 

        First evaluation - Competent           Total points
        Second evaluation                      20% reduction in points
        Third evaluation (after remediation)   30% reduction in points
        Fourth evaluation (after remediation)  40% reduction in points

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. The dental hygiene student must participate as a team member. Each student will be expected to arrive early to prepare, and stay after clinic during the semester to assist with clinic clean-up at the end of each clinic session. On patient days, students are required to stay 30 minutes past patient dismissal.
  2. Computer Literacy Expectations - Students will need basic computer knowledge, word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers and/or exercises.
  3. A course prerequisite is the completion of a CPR certification (comparable to the Healthcare Provider course offered by the American Heart Association. A copy of your card must be turned in to the course instructor by the first day for verification of the prerequisite.
  4. Emergency shelter areas: SCI 112, 114, 126, 212, 222. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 125

  • Title: Developmental Dentistry*
  • Number: DHYG 125
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 60
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 60

Requirements:

Prerequisites: Admission to Dental Hygiene Program and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and BIOL 140 and PSYC 130 and BIOL 230
Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 138
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 and DHYG 135

Description:

This course will include a study of embryology; oral histology; developmental disturbances of the face, oral cavity and related structures; and dental morphology and occlusion. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

  1. Identify and describe basic components of nondental tissues in the orofacial region.
  2. Identify and describe stages of developmental growth of the human body, face, oral cavity and related structures which include: a) Discussion of development and growth of the teeth; b) Discussion of development and microscopic study of enamel, dentin, cementum, pulp, periodontal ligament and alveolar process; c) Discussion of eruptive and shedding process of the deciduous dentition and eruptive process of the permanent dentition; d) Discussion of development and microscopic study of oral mucous membranes and salivary glands.
  3. Describe and identify developmental disturbances, including etiology and appropriate treatment: a) Developmental disturbances associated with the teeth and soft tissues; b) Dental caries, their pathological progress and sequelae; c) Odontogenic tumors and cysts.
  4. Correctly utilize, in written and oral explanation, dental nomenclature presented in this course.
  5. Identify all deciduous and permanent teeth by arch, quadrant, name, function and eruption dates.
  6. Determine clinically ideal occlusion, malocclusion and malalignments, and identify the possibility of detrimental oral habits with assistance.
  7. Explain the protective function and forms of the teeth and supporting structures.
  8. List and recognize which three teeth, in order, are more frequently missing.
  9. Determine the age of a patient clinically or with slides and study models of deciduous, mixed and permanent dentitions.
  10. Identify deciduous and permanent teeth using the universal nomenclature system, Palmers notation and the International system.
  11. Identify and describe the structures involved in the periodontium.
  12. Describe the periodontal disease process and analyze how it affects the periodontium. 
LEARNING EXPERIENCES:

Laboratory activities include -

1. MODELS - typodonts and individual teeth models are utilized in the
following areas:  occlusal function, tooth form and function, study of
permanent and deciduous dentitions' individual teeth.

2. DIAGRAMS - are used in class for further clarification of structural
landmarks and characteristics of both permanent and deciduous dentitions'
individual teeth.

3. LABORATORY PARTNERS - are utilized for group analysis and critical
thinking on the outline topics.

4. ANGEL is used as supplemental learning aid.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Basic Terminology--Dental Nomenclature
   A. Utilize, in written and oral explanation, dental nomenclature as
presented in this course.

II. Basic Tissues and Cells
   A. Identify and describe the basic components of nondental tissues in
the orofacial region.
   B. The oral mucosa--salivary glands--epithelium
      1. Describe the development and histology of salivary glands and
oral epithelium.
   C. The oral mucosa--connective tissue proper
      1. Describe the development and histology of connective tissue
proper.
   D. The connective tissues--cartilage and bone
      1. Describe the development and histology of cartilage and bone.
   E. The connective tissues--blood
      1. Describe the histology of blood cells.

III. Occlusal Function
   A. Describe and identify clinically ideal occlusion, malocclusion and
malalignments.
   B. Identify the possibility of detrimental oral habits with
assistance.
   C. Explain the protective function and forms of the teeth and
supporting structures.

IV. Embryologic Development of the Face and Oral Cavity
   A. Identify and describe stages of developmental growth of the face,
oral cavity and related structures.

V. Developmental Disturbances of the Face and Oral Cavity/Tooth
Development and Developmental Disturbances
   A. Describe and identify developmental disturbances associated with
teeth and soft tissues, dental caries and odontogenic tumors/cysts,
including etiology and appropriate treatment.

VI. Histology of Tooth Structures and Developmental Disturbances
   A. Enamel
      1. Describe the development and histology of enamel.
   B. Dentin and pulp
      1. Describe the development and histology of dentin and pulp.
   C. Cementum and alveolar bone
      1. Describe the development and histology of cementum and alveolar
bone.

VII. Tooth form and function of individual permanent teeth and deciduous
teeth
   A. Identify and describe each tooth's anatomical structures.
   B. Identify all permanent and deciduous teeth by arch, quandrant, name,
function and eruption dates.
   C. Determine the age of a patient clinically or with slides and study
models of deciduous, mixed and permanent dentitions.
   D. Identify permanent and deciduous teeth using the Universal
nomenclature system, Palmer's notation and the International system.

VIII. Periodontium
   A. Identify and describe the structures involved in the periodontium.
   B. Describe the periodontal disease process and analyze how it affects
the periodontium.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

   1. Dev. Dent. Quizzes 10%. Quizzes may be given at the beginning of
any class session.
   2. Dev. Dent. Exams 60%. All exams will be comprehensive, including the
final.
   3. Dev. Dent. Morphology Lab Exam 30%.
   4. Successful completion of homework assignments - 1% added to final
grade at end of semester. 

Attendance is required for both lab and classroom. The policy stated in
the Administrative Guidelines will be followed. If the student is aware that a
scheduled exam or quiz will be missed, arrangements should be made prior
to the scheduled date.

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

Grade distribution is as follows:
      A = 90 - 100%
      B = 80 -  89%
      C = 70 -  79%
      D = 60 -  69%
      F = below 60%

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Emergency shelter areas: SCI 112, 114, 126, 212, 222.
  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. ANGEL is used as a supplemental learning aid. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 135

  • Title: Dental Materials*
  • Number: DHYG 135
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 52
  • Lecture Hours: 17
  • Lab Hours: 30
  • Other Hours: 5

Requirements:

Prerequisites: CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130 and BIOL 140 and BIOL 230
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125 and DHYG 138

Description:

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

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives


  1. Understand the basic physical and mechanical properties of dental biomaterials.
  2. Manipulate all given dental materials within the dental hygienist's scope of practice.
  3. Provide fundamental clinical dental hygiene services involving the selection, manipulation and care of specific dental materials.
  4. Evaluate effects of specific materials on the oral environment and the effectiveness of such materials in prevention and treatment of oral disease.
  5. Demonstrate current acceptable aseptic technique in the laboratory setting.  

Content Outline and Competencies:

Clinical Competence - Content and skills that are mastered to the
pre-determined level of competence.  Clinical competence involves the
recognition of the need for the procedure and performance in an effective,
efficient and safe manner.

Laboratory Competence - Content that is introduced to the student in the
laboratory setting. The JCCC curriculum does not include supervised
practice on patients and clinical testing; therefore, these procedures
should not be used in the clinical setting until clinical competence is
attained.

   *   Course content is taught to clinical competence.
   ++  Course content is taught to laboratory competence.
   
I. Materials Definitions/Physical and Mechanical Properties
   A. Define and discuss the application of mechanical properties.
   B. Discuss three categories of dental materials.
   C. Discuss rationale for dental materials science in dental hygiene
curriculum.
   D. Discuss the implication of mechanical, physical and biological
properties of dental materials in the mouth.

II. Impression Materials
   A. Compare properties of each of the elastomeric impression materials.
   B. Define mechanical properties associated with impression materials.
   C. Identify setting problems of colloid and elastomeric impression
materials.
  *D. Demonstrate correct setup for alginate and elastomeric impression
taking.
  *E. Demonstrate proper placement, removal and storage of tray material.

III. Gypsum Materials/Study Casts
   A. Discuss chemistry of gypsum materials.
   B. Discuss and demonstrate mechanical step of mixing and pouring gypsum
materials.
  *C. Fabricate study casts to specifications.

IV. Cements/Bases/Liners
   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. Demonstrate manipulation and placement of high and low strength
adhesives.

V. Composite Materials
   A. Classify physical and chemical resin materials.
   B. Discuss polymerization.
   C. Discuss the composition and function of bonding agents.

VI. Preventive Materials
   A. Discuss chemical compositions of fluorides.
   B. Explain types and functions of mouth protectors.
   C. Discuss chemical and mechanical properties of sealants.
   D. Determine appropriate patient type for sealant placement.
  *E. Apply sealants on permanent teeth to a clinical proficiency.
  *F. Fabricate custom mouth protector.
 ++G. Demonstrate proper fluoride application on lab partner.

VII. Bleaching Materials
   A. Discuss and differentiate between in-office bleaching and home
bleaching.
   B. Differentiate functions of various bleaching agents.
   C. Outline indications and contradictions for bleaching teeth.
  *D. Demonstrate fabrication of custom bleaching tray.

VIII. Amalgam/Direct Restorative Materials
   A. Discuss composition of amalgam.
   B. Define mechanical properties associated with amalgam.
   C. Discuss and demonstrate mercury hygiene.
   D. List types of indirect restorative materials.
 ++E. Demonstrate placement and polishing of restorations.

IX. Finishing, Polishing and Cleansing Materials
   A. Define finishing, polishing and abrasion.
   B. Classify materials by hardness and function.
   C. Discuss clinical implication with all finishing and polishing
agents.

The following Dental Hygiene program competencies will be met in this
course (see clinic manual), C.1, C.2, C.3, C.6, C.7, HP.1, HP.6, CM.2,
PC.3a, PC.3b, PC.3f, PC.3g.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

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

  Tests (4)                  40%
  Final exam                 20%
  Clinical/lab evaluations   20%
  Service learning           20%
  Total                     100%

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

In the event that monies are not available for a service-learning project,
a written research paper will be assigned.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Lab safety and infection control procedures will be followed as stated in the Dental Hygiene Clinic Manual. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 138

  • Title: Head and Neck Anatomy*
  • Number: DHYG 138
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 45

Requirements:

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 and CHEM 122 and ENGL 121 and PSYC 130 and BIOL 140 and admission to the Dental Hygiene Program
Prerequisites or corequisites: SOC 122 and DHYG 135 Corequisites: DHYG 121 and DHYG 125

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 embryonic development of the head and neck, along with identification of the bones in the skull. Muscles of the head and neck will be identified along with their functions, insertion and origins. The vascular, lymphatic and nervous systems of the head and neck will be discussed along with the anatomical basis of the spread of infection. 3 hrs. lecture and lab/wk.

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

  1. Describe and identify the embryologic development and growth of the head and neck on models, pictures and written examinations.
  2. Identify the bones, foramina, sinuses and landmarks of the skull on models and written examinations.
  3. Describe the structures and functions related to the temporomandibular joint on written examinations.
  4. Identify the muscles of the head and neck, and describe their actions, insertions and locations on models, pictures and written examinations.
  5. Identify and describe the functions of the 12 cranial nerves on models and written examinations.
  6. Identify and describe the functions and locations of the blood supply, lymph systems and lymph nodes of the head and neck on models, pictures and written examinations.
  7. Describe the anatomical topography involved in local anesthesia and in tracing the routes of the spread of dental infections on written examinations.  
Laboratory learning activities are as follows:

Utilizations of Models – Embryology models, medical quality human skulls
(including maxillary and mandibular arches), TMJ models, skeletons, muscles
of the human body, muscles of the head and neck, cardiovascular system and
cranial nerve models will be used.

Utilization of Diagrams – Embryology, skull, TMJ muscles, cardiovascular
and nerve diagrams will be used.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Embryology
   A. Describe the process of embryonic development of the head and neck
   B. Explain the dental implications of abnormal development of the head
and neck

II. Skull
   A. Identify the superficial landmarks of the face and neck
   B. List and identify the eight cranial bones of the skull
   C. Identify all the landmarks of the skull from the superior, anterior,
lateral and inferior views
   D. Identify anatomy on the maxilla and mandible
   E. Explain the functions and locations of the paranasal sinuses
   F. Identify the structures involved in the TMJ
   G. Explain how the TMJ functions
   H. Describe abnormal functions of the TMJ
 
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

IV. Nerves
   A. Identify the 12 cranial nerves
   B. Describe the functions of the 12 cranial nerves
   C. Identify the branches of trigeminal and facial nerves
   D. Describe the functions of the branches of the trigeminal and facial
nerves

V. Cardiovascular
   A. Identify the branches of the external carotid artery
   B. Describe the functions of the branches of the external carotid
artery

VI. Lymph
   A. Explain how the lymph system functions
   B. Identify the lymph nodes of the head and neck
   C. Describe the functions of the lymph nodes of the head and neck

VII. Fascia and Spaces
   A. Locate and identify the superficial fascia and the deep fascia of
the head and neck
   B. Locate and identify the major spaces of the head and neck

VIII. Spread of Infection
   A. Discuss the spread of infection in the head and neck region
   B. Discuss the lesions and complications that can occur with the spread
of dental infections in the head and neck region

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

It is essential that a thorough knowledge of anatomical structures is
mastered in sequence so as to understand relationships and clinical
application.

The semester grade will be determined as follows:
Sectional Exams, Midterm (written and practical) = 80% of grade
Quizzes = 10%
Final Exam = 10%
Total = 100%

Grade Criteria:
A = 90% - 100%
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
F = 0-59%

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

No student shall engage in behavior that, in the judgment of the
instructor of the class, may be construed as cheating.  This may include,
but is not limited to, plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty
such as the acquisition without permission of tests or other academic
materials and/or distribution of these materials.  This includes students
who aid and abet, as well as those who attempt such behavior.

Student behavior in class and lab must be consistent with the code of
conduct guidelines stated in the JCCC Student Handbook.

Any alteration from stated policies in this course will be made at the
discretion of the course instructor.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Students will need basic word processing and Internet searching skills for the completion of some papers, exercises and projects.
  2. The schedule and procedures for this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.
  3. Students entering a laboratory setting should be aware that they may be in close contact with potentially hazardous chemicals and equipment. The students should assume responsibility in conducting themselves in a manner to minimize such hazards.
  4. Emergency Shelter Areas: CLB 307, 309, 312 areas go to Hallway 320 – near Science Department Office Area; CLB 313 go to CLB 311. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 140

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene II*
  • Number: DHYG 140
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Contact Hours: 168
  • Lecture Hours: 40
  • Other Hours: 128

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 121
Corequisites: DHYG 142 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148
Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135

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, which may be encountered in various practice settings. An introduction to the dental hygiene process (ADPIE) and working with special-needs patient populations will be provided. 2 hrs. lecture & 8 hrs. clinic/wk.

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

1. Provide a complete patient evaluation including:
   a. Taking the medical and dental health history using the interview
technique.
   b. Utilizing the Facts and Comparisons, PDR, and other resources to
complete the ATC form.
   c. Accurately taking and recording blood pressure and pulse.
   d. Performing extra- and intraoral exams, describing any deviation from
normal.  Recognizing deviations in gingival conditions with assistance.
   e. Accurately probing and recording readings on all erupted permanent
teeth with assistance.  Completing a comprehensive periodontal assessment
with assistance.
   f. Accurately identifying and classifying plaque.
   g. Accurately detecting and identifying all stains.
   h. Accurately detecting and identifying all classifications of
supragingival and subgingival calculus with assistance.
   i. Charting of all existing restorations.  Detecting caries with
assistance.
   j. Classifying and recording occlusion with assistance.
   k. Identifying and charting oral habits.
   l. Identifying the oral health of the patient.
   m. Performing a plaque (NPI) and bleeding (GBI) index at the first
visit for each patient.
   n. Identifying the patient's motivation for receiving oral health
care.
   o. Exposing CMRS (complete mouth radiographic series), horizontal and
vertical bitewings and occlusal radiographs utilizing parallelling and
bisected angle techniques on adults and children when indicated with
assistance.
2. Apply the Dental Hygiene Process which includes assessment, diagnosis,
planning, implementation and evaluation (ADPIE) throughout the dental
hygiene appointment.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in performing primary preventive treatment
including:
   a. Developing dental hygiene appointment plans with assistance.  All
moderate and heavy patients must go through case review prior to visit #2.
 Present dental hygiene appointment plan to patients at initial appointment
and at subsequent appointments.
   b. Exposing, processing and evaluating oral radiographs of diagnostic
quality utilizing long techniques on adults and children with assistance.
   c. Removing all plaque and stains without assistance.  Removing all
light supragingival calculus without assistance and all other types of
hard deposits with assistance.
   d. Cleaning removable appliances and checking for any signs of
deterioration.
   e. Applying topical fluoride.
   f. Employing appropriate techniques for patients with special needs.
   g. Applying communication concepts when providing dental hygiene care.
   h. Applying basic periodontal concepts to clinical situations.
4. Implement preventive strategies on all patients including:
   a. Assessing, developing and implementing appropriate preventive
strategies for each clinical patient with assistance.
   b. Monitoring each patient's progress without assistance.
   c. Developing maintenance plans for clinical patients and following
through with them.
   d. Incorporating the intraoral clinic camera as part of a patient's
preventive strategies.
5. Provide patients with aids needed to improve oral health by:
   a. Recognizing with assistance, individual patients who need oral
health products incorporated into preventive strategy plans.
   b. Describing and demonstrating the use of oral health products to
patients when indicated.
6. Apply theoretical concepts of ultrasonic/sonic scaling on lab
partners.
7. Utilize the ultrasonic/sonic scaler on clinic patients when indicated.
   a. Accurately assess the need for ultrasonic/sonic scaling.
   b. Demonstrate proficiency with the technique for ultrasonic/sonic
scalers.
   c. Provide patients with information about ultrasonic/sonic scaling
devices.
8. Demonstrate proficiency in working with special needs patient
populations by:
   a. Recognizing and implementing conditions for patients requiring an
alteration in treatment procedures with assistance.
   b. Demonstrate professional characteristics when working with special
needs patients.
9. Provide emergency treatment when indicated.
   a. Properly operate the oxygen equipment when indicated.
   b. Demonstrate the proper procedures for prevention of emergencies on
select patients, as discussed in DHYG 121.
   c. Demonstrate proficiency in CPR (Professional Provider - Level C).
10. Function in different practice settings for the dental hygienist by
discussing the specialty of pediatric dentistry.
11. Perform all auxiliary procedures in providing comprehensive dental
hygiene care which includes:
   a. Maintaining accurate records with assistance.
   b. Properly caring for and sterilizing all instruments.
   c. Establishing and maintaining a sharp edge on all clinic instruments
at all times with assistance.
   d. Recognizing when patient, operator and equipment positions are
improper with assistance.
   e. Properly maintaining equipment.
12. Demonstrate professionalism by applying professional characteristics
as outlined in the clinic manual.
13. Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical setting and its systems.
   a. Practicing good record keeping.
   b. Assisting with updating and keeping a current recall system.
   c. Assisting the program administrative secretary with appointment
scheduling and confirmation of appointments.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. The Teeth and Dental Caries
   A. Describe the environment for initiation of dental caries.
   B. Identify the organisms associated with the various types of carious
lesions.
   C. Discuss measures that can be taken to prevent dental caries.
   D. Explain the development of dental caries.

II. The Teeth, Records and Charting of the Dentition
   A. Define the rationale of restorative charting.
   B. Define Black's classification of cavities.
   C. Discuss the tooth designation systems in general use.
   D. Read and identify teeth on the chart and their counterparts in the
mouth.
   E. Demonstrate the correct use of the explorer, mouth mirror and
compressed air as it relates to charting.
   F. Identify and record missing teeth, restorations, atypical conditions
of hard tissues, malaligned teeth, caries and unerupted teeth on the dental
hygiene chart by using appropriate symbols.

III. The Occlusion
   A. Determine the classifications of ideal and malocclusion.
   B. Identify facial profiles.
   C. Discuss occlusion of the primary teeth.

IV. Ultrasonic/Sonic Scaling
   A. Assess the need for ultrasonic/sonic scaling.
   B. Demonstrate proficiency with the technique for ultrasonic, sonic
scaling.
   C. Provide patients with pertinent information regarding the use of the
ultrasonic/sonic scaler.

V. Cleaning Removable Appliances
   A. Describe and utilize methods of cleaning removable prosthetic
appliances in the dental office.
   B. Describe special home care procedures recommended for patients with
removable prosthetic appliances.

VI. Emergencies and Oxygen Tank
   A. Explain and demonstrate proficiency in CPR.
   B. Identify emergency situations.
   C. Describe the correct response to emergency situations.
   D. Demonstrate proficiency with the usage and maintenance of the oxygen
tank.

VII. Orientation to Clinical Evaluation System
   A. Utilize "Dental Hygiene Clinical Evaluation Criteria" for
appropriate grading specifications.

VIII. Appointment Planning and Record Keeping
   A. Develop dental hygiene appointment plans with assistance.
   B. Maintain accurate records with assistance.
   C. Assist with updating and keeping a current recall system.

IX. Preventive Strategies
   A. Assess, develop and implement appropriate preventive strategies for
each clinical patient with assistance (including oral health products).
   B. Monitor each patient's progress without assistance.
   C. Develop maintenance plans for clinical patients and follow through
with those plans.

X. Pediatric Dentistry Specialty
   A. Discuss the specialty of pediatric dentistry.

XI. Oral Health Products
   A. Recognize with assistance, individual patients who need oral health
products incorporated into preventive strategy plans.
   B. Describe and demonstrate the use of oral health products to patients
when indicated.

XII. Intraoral Clinic Camera
   A. Incorporate the intraoral clinic camera as part of a patient's
preventive strategies.
   B. Utilize appropriate mirrors and cheek retractors to aid in quality
intraoral photos.

XIII. Computer Printout of Grades (CPO)
   A. Compare on a weekly basis, clinic forms and printout for accuracy of
recorded scores.
   B. Monitor all grades with special emphasis on
instrumentation/process.

XIV. The Dental Hygiene Process - ADPIE
   A. Understand the concept and apply the dental hygiene process which
includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation
(ADPIE) throughout the dental hygiene appointment with assistance.
   B. Identify human needs deficits for each patient.

XV. The Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
   A. Differentiate between a dental diagnosis and a dental hygiene
diagnosis.
   B. Determine a dental hygiene diagnosis based on human needs deficits.

XVI. Developing a Dental Hygiene Appointment Plan
   A. Formulate and utilize appropriate interventions based on diagnosis
of human needs deficits to develop individualized appointment care plans
for each patient.

XVII. Effective Communication
   A. Apply communication concepts when providing dental hygiene care
including presenting care plans to patients.
   B. Respond to commonly asked questions from patients with assistance.

XVIII. Special Needs Patients
   A. Recognize and implement conditions for patients requiring an
alteration in treatment procedure with assistance.
   B. Demonstrate professional characteristics when working with special
needs patients.

XIX. Case Study Presentations
   A. Present to the class an overview of selected preventive strategies
and clinic photos on a clinic patient.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

This course is a combined clinic and classroom effort. The final grade
is a composite of both. For all new tasks, students must perform them
according to the criterion level specified for each task checklist.  For
integrative performance of patient care, students must perform at expected
level (of training) through multiple observations.  Faculty will certify
satisfactory levels of performance.  All grading will be consistent with
the College's grading policy and the program's promotion policy. Any
alteration from stated policy will be made at the discretion of the course
instructor.

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

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

I. Grading
The final grade is computed as follows:  Clinic, 70%; Class, 30%.

   A. Components of the clinic grade are as follows:

      Final CPO Grade   65%

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

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

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

      Professionalism    5%
      TOTAL             70%
      
(The 5% of the student's grade for professionalism will be based upon
classroom/lab/clinic participation and conduct, instructor's professional
judgement, and completion of all classroom and clinic requirements and
assignments by deadline dates.)

   B. Components of classroom grade are as follows:
      Preventive Strategies Paper                     10%
      Special Needs Patient Project and Presentation   5%
      Midterm Exam                                     5%
      Final Exam                                      10%
      TOTAL                                           30%

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

A minimum of 70% proficiency level must be maintained in the
instrumentation portion on the weekly computer printout (CPO).  When this
required proficiency level is not maintained, it indicates a deficiency in
psychomotor skill development.  Students with proficiency levels below 70%
for instrumentation may be required to participate in the following
activities:

      a. Weekly skills strengthening sessions outside of clinic time
(number and length of sessions to be determined).
      b. Chairside skills strengthening sessions during clinic. 
(Additional moderate/heavy patient requirements may be mandated.)
      c. An additional clinical rotation (5-6 days) at a VA Hospital
during the break between semesters.

At the completion of the course, if the instrumentation portion on the CPO
is below 70% proficiency level, a course grade of  D" will be given.

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

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

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

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

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

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

II. Attendance Policy
Attendance is required for clinic and clinic conferences, classroom and
labs. Each lab teaches a procedure/skill to clinical proficiency before
application on clinic patients. Therefore, attendance is imperative.
Policies stated in the Clinic Manual will be followed.

III. Course Completion
In accordance with the Dental Hygiene Promotion and Graduation Policy, all
course objectives and requirements should be met prior to the last
scheduled clinic day.  Successful completion of DHYG 140 is a prerequisite
to DHYG 221.  Any alteration from stated policy will be made by the course
instructor.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Extra class time is required to attend a presentation on pediatric dentistry on a Friday afternoon.
  2. Extra clss time is required to attend three full-day class sessions on the first three clinic days (Tuesday/Thursday sessions).
  3. The dental hygiene student should participate in screening clinic based on individual student needs.
  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. Emergency shelter areas are: SCI 112, SCI 126, SCI 212, SCI 214 and SCI 222.
  6. Computers will be used and a minimal knowledge of computer usage is required. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 142

  • Title: Dental Radiology*
  • Number: DHYG 142
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 64
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 64

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 121
Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 146 and DHYG 148
Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135

Description:

This class will concentrate on the theory and clinical practice of exposing, processing, mounting and evaluating oral radiographs with emphasis on radiation protection and infection control for the patient and operator. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a balance of
theory and clinical practice in the science of dental radiography. This
fundamental information will allow the student to make critical decisions
about the use of dental radiography in order to facilitate patient
care.
The goal of this course is to provide the student with a balance of
theory and clinical practice in the science of dental radiography. This
fundamental information will allow the student to make critical decisions
about the use of dental radiography in order to facilitate patient
care.

  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. Utilizing basic principles of shadow casting, demonstrate the ability to expose diagnostically acceptable complete mouth surveys using a paralleling technique and the least possible exposure to both patients and operators.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to expose diagnostically acceptable bitewing, periapical, occlusal and panoramic radiographs with the least possible exposure to both pedodontic and adult patients.
  6. Describe the general principles of darkroom construction, equipment and safe lighting, and process exposed radiographs utilizing proper darkroom procedures.
  7. Correctly mount and view complete mouth surveys, bitewing radiographs, and occlusal radiographs.
  8. Identify normal anatomical landmarks of the maxilla and mandible.
  9. Differentiate between normal anatomical landmarks and commonly observed lesions, particularly those associated with caries, apical pathology and periodontal disease.
  10. Describe and perform the proper maintenance procedures for processing equipment and demonstrate this ability when acting as clinical supervisor.
  11. Evaluate radiographs for film quality, technique and processing errors.
  12. List the uses of extraoral radiography in dentistry.
  13. Describe and demonstrate the technique used in panoramic radiography.
  14. Describe the most common radiographic systems utilized in diagnostic medicine and therapy.
  15. Conduct patient education to various age groups utilizing radiographs as an educational tool.
  16. Determine frequency and type of radiographic exposures based on patient need and ADA recommendations.
  17. Demonstrate proficiency in duplicating radiographs.
  18. Demonstrate proper infection control procedures when exposing radiographs in the clinic, and processing in the darkroom. 

Specific behavioral objectives will be provided for each topic during
the course.
Specific behavioral objectives will be provided for each topic during
the course.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Introduction to Dental Radiology

II. Infection Control

III. Production of X-Rays

IV. X-Ray Machine, Attenuation, and Recording of Radiographic Images

V. Diagnostic Quality of Dental Radiographs

VI. Intraoral Radiographic Techniques

VII. Processing and Film Mounting Procedures

VIII. Analysis of Errors and Artifacts

IX. Quality Assurance and Legal Aspects

X. Concept of Panoramic Radiography

XI. Extraoral Imaging

XII. RadiationBiology/Health and Protection

XIII. Radiographic Anatomy

XIV. Radiographic Diagnosis

The following dental hygiene program competencies will be met in this
course (see clinic manual), C.1, C.2, C.3, C.6, C.7, HP.2, HP.6, PC.1,
PC.2, and PC.3.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Exams, Quizzes, Homework, Exposure Technique Assignments, and Didactic
Final Examination 75% of grade
Course Requirements (DXTTR) 20% of grade
Professional Characteristics 5% of grade
100%
Grade Criteria:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 60% = F

ATTENDANCE POLICY STATEMENT:

Attendance is required in all lab and classroom sessions. Policies stated
in the clinic manual will be followed - no retakes on quizzes or exams
unless the student obtains an excused absence. The student must notify the
course instructor and take the quiz or exam on the first day that he/she
returns to campus.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:

Academic dishonesty on course work will result in no credit for the course
work involved.

Student classroom behavior is subject to the criteria outlined in the JCCC
Student Handbook (see Code of Conduct).

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 146

  • Title: Periodontics*
  • Number: DHYG 146
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours: 45

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 121
Corequisites: DHYG 140 and DHYG 142 and DHYG 148
Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 225 and DHYG 135

Description:

This course will include recognition of the etiology and clinical signs and symptoms of periodontal diseases. The inflammatory process, treatment planning and nonsurgical therapy are discussed. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives


  1. Review the tissues of the periodontium.
  2. Correlate the components of a periodontal assessment.
  3. Explain the case types of periodontal disease.
  4. Discuss and demonstrate the use of various oral health products.
  5. Describe the inflammatory process.
  6. Discuss the specific bacteria and other related factors that contribute to periodontal disease.
  7. Identify and compare the various forms of gingival and periodontal diseases.
  8. Describe the components of treatment planning and goals of nonsurgical periodontal therapy and supportive periodontal therapy.
  9. Describe the various periodontal surgical procedures.
  10. Assess the signs and symptoms of various periodontal emergencies. 

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Basic Review of Tissues of the Periodontium
A. Review the anatomy, physiology and histology of the periodontium.

II. Periodontal Assessment
A. Define the components of a periodontal assessment including implant
patients.
B. Correlate the use of the NPI (plaque index) and GBI (bleeding index)
with the identification of gingival and periodontal disease.
C. Explain the classifications of tooth mobility, furcation involvement
and mucogingival involvement.

III. Classification of Periodontal Disease
A. Explain the American Academy of Periodontology Disease categories of
periodontal disease and the four case types of periodontal disease.
B. Correlate clinical and radiographic findings on a clinic patient for
assignment of a periodontal case type.

IV. Plaque Control and Use of Oral Health Products
A. Discuss and demonstrate the use of oral health products for
effective daily plaque control including products for implant patients.

V. Inflammatory Process
A. Describe the inflammatory process and identify the histological
components and clinical findings associated with it.
B. Define and recognize the inflammatory exudates associated with
periodontal disease.
C. Describe the normal tissue responses associated with repair and
regeneration.

VI. Immunology
A. List the antibodies involved in humoral immune response.
B. Describe and identify basic pathological tissue responses associated
with immunologic and allergic reactions.
C. Discuss Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and describe
periodontal lesions associated with it.

VII. Microbiology of Periodontal Disease
A. Discuss factors that influence microbial composition in the oral
cavity.
B. Describe and classify the specific bacteria asociated with the
various periodontal diseases and their characteristics that contribute to
their virulence.

VIII. Etiology of Periodontal Disease
A. Discuss the research supporting microbial etiology of periodontal
disease.
B. Define and recognize contributing factors as etiology of periodontal
disease.

IX. Forms of Gingival Diseases
A. Compare and contrast the classification of primary and secondary
traumatic occlusion in periodontal diagnosis and treatment.
B. Identify and discuss the formation of the radiographic finding
associated with occlusal trauma.
C. Describe the changes in oral tissues observed with systemic disease
and conditions.

X. Forms of Periodontal Disease
A. Recognize, describe and properly record gingival conditions relative
to all types of periodontal disease on all clinic patients.
B. Discuss the clinical characteristics, microflora, and treatment for
the following forms of gingival diseases:
1. Chronic gingivitis
2. Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
3. Gingivitis associated with systemic conditions
(hormone-influenced, drug-influenced, HIV)
4. Gingival manifestations of systemic diseases and mucocutaneous
lesions
C. Define a suprabony pocket and an infrabony pocket and identify the
type of bone loss associated with each.
D. Discuss the pathway of inflammation to result in horizontal and
vertical bone loss.
E. Compare and contrast the following forms of periodontitis as to
clinical characteristics, microflora, and treatment:
1. Chronic periodontitis
2. Periodontitis as a manifestaion of disease system
3. Aggressive periodontitis
4. Necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis
5. Refractory periodontitis
6. Peri-implantitis

XI. Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy
A. State which antibiotics can be used for systemic or local
administration in the treatment of periodontal disease.
B. Demonstrate an appreciation for the constantly changing concepts in
periodontal research.
C. Describe the role of the dental hygienist as a periodontal
therapist.
D. List the components of nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
E. Describe the short-term and long-term goals of nonsurgical
periodontal therapy procedures.
F. Describe the process of healing after periodontal debridement
procedures, scaling, root planing, and gingival curettage.

XII. Treatment Planning for the Periodontal Patient
A. Define the role of the dental hygienist in treatment planning.
B. Describe the goals and rationale for periodontal treatment
planning.
C. Identify the considerations for sequencing dental hygiene treatment
in Phase I and Phase IV therapy of periodontal treatment.
D. Define informed consent and describe its importance to treatment
planning.

XIII. Supportive Periodontal Therapy
A. State the five major objectives of supportive periodontal
treatment.
B. List the steps of supportive periodontal maintenance for implant
patients.
C. Recognize the importance of patient compliance with supportive
periodontal treatment, and describe strategies to improve compliance with
recommended maintenance intervals and oral hygiene regimens.
D. List the goals and components of the maintenance appointment.

XIV. 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.

XV. Periodontal Emergencies
A. Identify the clinical findings associated with a variety of
periodontal emergencies and discuss treatment for each.
B. Compare and contrast the signs, symptoms, and treatment
considerations in patients with gingival, periodontal, and periapical
abscesses.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

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 coursework to help improve writing skills.

Final course grade will be based on the following:

1. Abstract 5% of grade
2. Exam #1,
Exam #2,
Midterm Exam,
Exam #3,
Comprehensive Final Exam 95% of grade
100%

This portion is calculated/based on cumulative points from all four exams.
The midterm and the final have more points possible than exams 1, 2, and
3.

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

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

Refer to the attendance policy in the Clinic Manual for the impact of
attendance on the final grade. Attendance is required for class.

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

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Emergency shelter areas are SCI 112, 126, 212, 214 and 222.
  2. Computers will be used and a minimal knowledge of computer usage is required. 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 146H

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DHYG 148

  • Title: Dental Health Education*
  • Number: DHYG 148
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours:
  • Lab Hours: 45

Requirements:

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

Description:

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

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

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

Content Outline and Competencies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

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

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 221

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene III*
  • Number: DHYG 221
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Contact Hours: 270
  • Lecture Hours: 30
  • Other Hours: 240

Requirements:

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

Description:

Students will continue development in the areas of patient management, preventive dental hygiene treatment and proficiency in clinical techniques through practical application. Current advances in dental hygiene services will also be introduced. Enrollment in this course requires that you be current in payment of a professional liability fee of $16.00. This fee is required once per calendar year based on enrollment in selected courses and must be in place prior to the start of classes. Students will be notified via their JCCC student email account if they are required to pay a $16 fee. 2 hrs. lecture, 16 hrs. clinic/wk.

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

Clinic Objectives:
1. The dental hygiene student will apply and integrate previous clinical
and classroom objectives and instruction to provide comprehensive dental
hygiene care.
2. Provide a complete patient evaluation which will allow for:
   a. utilization of Facts and Comparisons and other resources to complete
the ATC form;
   b. recognition of the need for further diagnostic evaluation;
   c. recognition of the need for referral;
   d. recognition of contraindication for dental hygiene treatment;
   e. development and presentation of individualized appointment plan;
   f. development and presentation of individualized preventive
strategies; 
   g. recognition of supportive treatment services needed;
   h. exposure and identification of radiographic findings on CMRS
(complete mouth radiographic series), horizontal and vertical bitewings,
occlusal and panoramic radiographs on adults and children when indicated;
   i. utilization of appropriate indices.
3. Explain and demonstrate proficiency in CPR (Professional Provider -
Level C) and provide emergency treatment to clinic patients as needed.
4. Perform a complete periodontal evaluation (including mobility,
furcation, etc.) and charting on all clinic patients.
5. Perform a plaque and bleeding index at the first visit for each
patient.  The frequency of the GBI at subsequent appointments will be
patient based.  The NPI will continue to be taken at each appointment.
6. Perform a complete occlusal examination on clinic patients according to
guidelines.
7. Self-assess strengths and weaknesses and seek assistance from
instructor when necessary.
8. Detect and remove all supragingival deposits without assistance and all
subgingival deposits with assistance.
9. Establish and maintain a sharp edge on all clinic instruments at all
times by demonstrating the correct technique.
10. Utilize the ultrasonic/sonic scaler on clinic patients when indicated
and:
   a. accurately assess the need for ultrasonic/sonic scaling.
   b. demonstrate proficiency with the technique for ultrasonic/sonic
scalers.
   c. provide patients with information about ultrasonic/sonic scaling
devices.
11. Assess the need for and perform root planing on selected clinic
patients.
12. Apply new concepts and demonstrate techniques/methodology in current
dental     hygiene practice (i.e., subgingival irrigation, Atridox(r),
intraoral camera, DenLite(r) mirror).
13. Utilize a personal appointment book for patient appointments,
classroom and clinic requirements, clinic conferences, radiographic
evaluations, and work schedule.
14. Demonstrate professional characteristics with patients, peers, faculty
and at extended campus sites.
15. Synthesize and apply individualized preventive concepts and services
to a variety of special needs patients at the extended campus sites.
16. Collaborate with other health care providers as a patient advocate to
meet the total health needs of patients.
CLASSROOM OBJECTIVES:
1. Discuss the therapeutic effects of periodontal debridement, root
planing, subgingival irrigation, and antimicrobial agents.
2. Discuss theoretical concepts of desensitization.
3. Discuss the individual needs of medically compromised patients when
developing and applying preventive concepts and services.
4. Discuss the rationale for using local antimicrobial agents as part of
the patient dental hygiene appointment plan.
5. Demonstrate the correct technique for the intraoral camera on lab
partners.
6. Discuss rationale for maintaining sharp dental instruments. 
Demonstrate the correct technique used in instrument sharpening.
7. Recognize the use and design of various dental hygiene instruments and
demonstrate the technique for using these instruments on typodonts.
8. Discuss Periodontics as a dental specialty.
9. Discuss Maxillofacial Prosthodontics as a dental specialty.
10. Discuss orthodontics as a dental specialty.
11. Discuss the use of abstracts when reviewing dental literature and
utilize the proper format when writing them.
12. Discuss the definition, manifestations and dental hygiene care
appointment alterations for the special needs patients covered this
semester.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Root Planing
   A. Discuss the therapeutic effects of root planing.
   B. Identify indications and contraindications for performing root
planing.
   C. Apply the theoretical concepts to root planing techniques on
extracted teeth and subsequently on clinic patients when indicated.

II. Local Delivery of Antimicrobials
   A. Discuss the therapeutic effects of locally delivered antimicrobial
agents.
   B. Discuss the rationale for selection of patients who require the
local delivery of antimicrobial agents.
   C. Recognize the need for this supportive therapy.

III. Instrument Sharpening - A Review
   A. Discuss the rationale for maintaining sharp dental instruments.
   B. Demonstrate the correct technique used in instrument sharpening and
subsequently establish and maintain a sharp edge on all instruments at all
times.

IV. Periodontics as a Specialty
   A. Discuss the specialty of periodontic dentistry.

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

VI. Dentin Hypersensitivity
   A. Discuss theoretical concepts of desensitization.
   B. Recognize the need for desensitization techniques on clinic
patients.
   C. Apply desensitization products on clinic patients when indicated.

VII. Instrument Design Variations
   A. Recognize the use and design of various dental hygiene instruments
and demonstrate the technique for using them on typodonts.
   B. Apply concepts and technique of various dental hygiene instruments
on clinic patients when indicated with assistance.

VIII. Orthodontics As a Specialty
   A. Discuss the specialty of orthodontic dentistry.

IX. Special Needs Patients
   A. Discuss the definition, manifestations and dental hygiene care
appointment alterations for the special needs patients covered this
semester.
   B. Synthesize and apply individualized preventive concepts and services
to a variety of special needs patients covered this semester.

X. Maxillofacial Prosthodontics as a Specialty
   A. Discuss  maxillofacial prosthodontics as a dental specialty.

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

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

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

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

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

I. Grading
   The final grade is computed as follows:  Clinic 75%, Class 25%.
   A. Components of clinic grade:
      1. CPO                              65%

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

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

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

      2. Professionalism                  10%
      (The 10% of the student's grade for professionalism will be based
upon classroom/lab/clinic/participation and conduct, instructors'
professional judgments, attendance at scheduled Extended Campus Site
Meetings and completion of all classroom/clinic requirements and
assignments by deadline dates.)
   
   B. Components of classroom grade:
      1. Preventive Strategies Paper      10%
      2. Abstract                          5%
      3. Final Exam                       10%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

   D. Attendance policy

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

   E. Course completion

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

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

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

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 221H

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DHYG 225

  • Title: Pathology*
  • Number: DHYG 225
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours: 45

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235
Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 230 and DHYG 240

Description:

This course will introduce the students to concepts related to general systemic and oral pathology. General principles of pathology include inflammation, immunity, neoplasia and wound healing. Basic pathological processes of oral conditions, their etiologies and treatments will be discussed. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

Course Fees:

None

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 affects cellular health.
3. Describe how the body's immune system functions and responds to the
inflammatory response.
4. Describe the relationship of diagnosis to clinical manifestations,
etiology, treatment and prognosis.
5. Formulate a differential diagnosis.
6. Describe the process by which a definitive diagnosis is reached.
7. Communicate appropriately pathologic findings to dentists, patients and
 other health professionals. 
8. Define terms used to describe a various pathologic condition.
9. Describe the clinical manifestations, radiographic appearance,
histologic features, etiology, prognosis and treatment, and differentiate
specific pathoses associated with the head, neck, teeth and periodontium
in the following conditions:
   A. inflammatory
   B. reactive and traumatic disturbances
   C. bacterial, viral diseases and infections
   D. oral dermatological diseases
   E. developmental disturbances
   F. pulp and periodontal diseases
   G. odontogenic tumors and cysts
   H. nonodontogenic tumors and cysts
   I. neoplasia
   J. salivary gland tumors
   K. vitamin and bone diseases
   L. blood dyscrasia

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Normal Versus Abnormal Cellular Conditions
   A. List the characteristics of a healthy cell.
   B. Describe how the environment and disease affects cellular health.

II. Inflammation
   A. Describe how the body's immune system functions and responds to the
inflammatory response.

III. Diagnosis
   A. Describe the relationship of diagnosis to clinical manifestation,
etiology, treatment and prognosis.
   B. Formulate a differential diagnosis.
   C. Describe the process by which a definitive diagnosis is reached.
   D. Communicate appropriately pathologic findings to dentists, patients
and other health professionals.
   E. Define terms used to describe a various pathologic condition.

IV. Developmental Disturbances
   A. Identify the developmental disturbances of the jaw, teeth, soft
tissue and cysts of the body.
   B. Differentiate the developmental disturbances of the jaw, teeth, soft
tissue and cysts of the body.

V. Neoplasia
   A. Identify the nomenclature utilized.
   B. Differentiate between benign and malignant.
   C. Explain the epidemiology of benign and malignant.
   D. Analyze the theories involved in carcinogenesis.

VI. Oral Pathology Associated with the Head, Neck, Teeth and Periodontium
   A. Describe the clinical manifestations of the following conditions:
      1. inflammatory
      2. reactive and traumatic disturbances
      3. bacterial, viral and infectious diseases
      4. dermatological diseases
      5. developmental disturbances
      6. pulp and periodontal disease
      7. odontogenic tumors and cysts
      8. nonodontogenic tumors and cysts
      9. neoplasia
     10. salivary gland tumors
     11. vitamin and bone diseases
     12. blood dyscrasia
   B. Explain the radiographic appearance.
   C. Describe the histologic features.
   D. Explain the etiology.
   E. Describe the prognosis and treatments.

The following Dental Hygiene Program competencies will be met in this
course (see the Clinic Manual for the detailed listing of competencies):
HP.4, HP.5, PC.1 a-c, PC.2 a & d, C.3, C.6. and C.7.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Exams           80% of grade
Quizzes              10%
Final Exam           10% 
Total               100%

Final grade determinations:
   A = 90-100%
   B = 80- 89%
   C = 70- 79%
   D = 60- 69%
   F = Below 60%

Exams must be made up on the student's next day on campus. A zero (0) will
be given if the exam is not made up accordingly.

In accordance with the Dental Hygiene Promotion and Graduation Policy, all
course objectives and requirements are to be met prior to the last
scheduled course day. Successful completion of DHYG 225 is a prerequisite
for DHYG 250.

Student behavior in class must be consistent with the "Code of Conduct"
guidelines stated in the JCCC Student Handbook.

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

Attendance is required. Policies stated in the clinic manual will be
followed.

Written documentation of prescribed remediation is to be provided to
course instructor and program assistant dean.

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 coursework to help improve writing skills.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. Emergency Shelter: SCI 201, 203, 207, 209 go to SCI 212. CLB 307, 309, 312 areas go to the hallway (320) near Science Dept. office area 

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 225H

No information found.

DHYG 230

  • Title: Dental Therapeutics*
  • Number: DHYG 230
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Contact Hours: 62
  • Lecture Hours: 54
  • Lab Hours: 8

Requirements:

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

Description:

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

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

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

Laboratory activities include:

1. COMPUTER - drug computer programs will be utilized to aid individual
analysis and critical thinking on various drug groups.

2. CASE-BASED EXERCISES - on each drug group will be utilized to aid
application of learned drug information.

3. MODELS - skulls will be utilized to review head and neck anatomy and
demonstrate local anesthesia techniques.

4. LAB - students will practice local anesthesia administration on each
other the last eight weeks of the course.

5. ANGEL - will be utilized as a supplemental learning aid for local
anesthetic and pharmacology course context.

Content Outline and Competencies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

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

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 240

  • Title: Community Dental Health*
  • Number: DHYG 240
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Contact Hours: 57
  • Lecture Hours: 52
  • Other Hours: 5

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 140 and BIOL 235
Corequisites: DHYG 221 and DHYG 225 and DHYG 230

Description:

Topics will include public health agencies, statistical procedures for critiquing scientific literature, identifying dental needs of different groups and planning dental health education programs. Preventive techniques, health promotion, consumer advocacy and the role of the dental hygienist in public health will be emphasized. Field experience will be included. 1 hr. lecture, 3 hrs. lab/wk.

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives


I. Community Health Programs
   A. Effectively critique and evaluate dental health education materials
and programs available.
   B. Assess varying populations for oral health needs and promotion.
   C. Demonstrate the ability to communicate the role of fluoridation and
fluoride therapy programs in prevention of dental disease on varying
patient populations and community levels.
   D. Demonstrate the ability to alter dental health education materials
and presentations for special individuals or groups.

II. Dental Disease/Epidemiology
   A. Effectively critique, evaluate and apply research literature
according to given criteria.
   B. Solve statistical problems and interpret survey results in
relationship to biostatistics and epidemiology.
   C. Define and utilize terms relative to statistics, data collection and
research.

III. Providers of Community Dental Health
   A. Discuss community health dentistry and dental hygiene for geriatric
populations and special needs populations.

Content Outline and Competencies:

I. Course Overview
   A. Review course syllabus and outline and methods of instruction.
   B. Review the course objectives and competencies.

II. Lesson Plan Development
   A. Define community presentation styles and affecting factors.
   B. Discuss behavior modification for elementary students.
   C. Define lesson plan formulation concepts.
   D. Exercise goal and objective writing.
   E. Exercise third- and fifth-grade lesson plans for service learning
project.

III. Dietary Counseling
   A. Recognize condition indicated for dietary counseling.
   B. Identify motivation factors.
   C. Demonstrate diet recording.
   D. List components of a training atmosphere.
   E. List teaching aids.
   F. Describe communication skills that facilitate counseling.
   G. Elicit patient dietary information and evaluate.
   H. Exercise preliminary nutritional counseling session with clinic
patient.

IV. Fluoride Modalities/Water Fluoridation
   A. Describe the structural characteristics of enamel with incorporated
fluoride.
   B. Discuss cariogenic process.
   C. List preventive measures to be taken against root and cervical
cavities.
   D. Summarize dental benefits of water fluoridation for children,
adolescents and adults.
   E. Analyze methods for determining cost factors for public water
fluoridation.
   F. Discuss optional fluoride ranges for children and adults.
   G. List components used for water fluoridation.
   H. Identify fluorosis in the dentition.
   I. Indicate fluoride compounds for professional application.
   J. Demonstrate application of fluoride treatment.
   K. Discuss adverse reactions.
   L. State expected outcomes of fluoride intervention.
   M. Explain remineralization and demineralization.
   N. Functions of fluoride with saliva.
   O. Explain supersaturation.

V. Preventive Health for Children
   A. Discuss prevention for infants and toddlers.
   B. Describe timing, location and positioning for examining.
   C. Identify appropriate counseling.
   D. Identify appropriate direct management. 

VI. Epidemiology/Indices
   A. Define causality and risk.
   B. Discuss nonexperimental study designs.
   C. Discuss experimental study designs.
   D. Discuss distribution of disease.
   E. List dental indices.
   F. Compute dental indices.
   G. Analyze index date.
   H. Select appropriate index.

VII. Prevention Levels
   A. Explain primary, secondary and tertiary presentation.
   B. Cite early actions that arrest disease.
   C. Explain current preventive concepts and practices.

VIII. Research Biostatistics
   A. Discuss measurement errors.
   B. Discuss purpose of reliability and validity.
   C. Identify criteria for critiquing reliability.
   D. Identify levels of measurement in a research study.
   E. Describe a frequency distribution.
   F. List measures of central tendency.
   G. Critically analyze the descriptive statistics used in published
research studies.
   H. Distinguish between a parameter and a statistic.
   I. Explain probability.
   J. Distinguish between parametric and nonparametric tests.

IX. Geriatric Oral Health
   A. Describe demographic changes of adults 65 years and older.
   B. List chronic diseases associated with aging.
   C. Describe one common age-related cognitive change.
   D. Describe oral disease processes found in older adults.
   E. Describe key age-related physiologic changes.

X. Program Planning and Evaluation
   A. Discuss four phases of program.
   B. Formulate a CDH community program.
   C. Describe effective primary presentation programs utilized in the
community.
   D. Discuss formative and summarize evaluation tools for community
programs.

XI. Course Summary

The following Dental Hygiene Program competencies will be met in this
course (See clinic manual for listing), C.1, C.2, C.3, C.6, C.7, HP.1,
HP.2, HP.5, HP.6, CM.1, CM.2, CM.3, PC 1.b, PC 1.c, PC 2.a, PC 3.a, PC
3.h, PC 4.a, PGD.1, PGD.2.

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

Grade Breakdown:
   Exams 70% (Exam I-V = 50%, Final = 20%)
   Assignments/Projects 30%
   
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.  Visit the Writing Center
and/or take coursework to help improve writing skills.

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

  1. The student is responsible to secure own transportation to the community presentation site.
  2. The student is responsible for providing materials for visual aid construction and bulletin board materials not provided by the college.  

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 245

  • Title: Nitrous Oxide Analgesia*
  • Number: DHYG 245
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • Lecture Hours: 8
  • Lab Hours: 8

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 221
Corequisites: DHYG 250

Description:

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

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

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

Content Outline and Competencies:

Course Schedule:

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

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

   4. Respiratory system
      a. Anatomy
      b. Physiology

   5. Nitrous oxide analgesia
      a. Indications
      b. Contraindications

   6. Equipment
      a. Identification
      b. Maintenance

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

   8. Nitrous oxide analgesia administration experiences

   9. Occupational exposure to nitrous oxide

  10. Review of current literature

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

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

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

Written examination        50%
Practical examination      50%

The Dental Hygiene Program attendance policy applies to this course.

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

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

None

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 245H

No information found.

DHYG 250

  • Title: Clinical Dental Hygiene IV*
  • Number: DHYG 250
  • Effective Term: Fall 2014
  • Credit Hours: 6
  • Contact Hours: 279
  • Lecture Hours: 31
  • Other Hours: 248

Requirements:

Prerequisites: DHYG 221
Corequisites: DHYG 245

Description:

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

Course Fees:

None

Supplies:

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

Objectives

CLINICAL OBJECTIVES:

At the completion of DHYG 250, the student will be able to:

A. Apply and integrate previous clinical and classroom objectives and
instruction in providing comprehensive dental hygiene care.
B. Provide a complete patient evaluation which will allow for
   1. Recognition of the need for further diagnostic evaluation
   2. Recognition of the need for referral
   3. Recognition of contraindication for dental hygiene treatment
   4. Development and presentation of individualized treatment plan
   5. Development and presentation of individualized preventive
strategies
   6. Recognition of supportive treatment services needed
   7. Expose and identify radiographic findings on CMRS, BW, VBW's,
occlusal and panelipse films on adults and children without assistance
when indicated
   8. Utilization of appropriate indices
C. Utilize patients' radiographs when charting dentition, restorations,
caries, periodontal condition, other pathology, patient evaluation,
developing dental hygiene appointment plan and performing dental hygiene
services.
D. Develop, implement and discuss a sequential, appropriate and thorough
dental hygiene treatment plan for each patient during the semester,
including preventive strategies.  (ALL TREATMENT PLANS ON MODERATE/HEAVY
PATIENTS MUST GO THROUGH A CHAIR SIDE CASE REVIEW for credit toward
clinical requirements.)  Case review must be completed before visit #2. 
The clinical dental hygiene instructor will initial the appointment plan.
E. Detect and remove all hard and soft deposits, both supragingival and
sub-gingival, without  assistance.
F. Follow safety and infection control guidelines.
G. Identify the need for and apply pit and fissure sealants according to
criteria established. (8 required)
H. Place appropriate medicaments (e.g. Atridox) on suitable clinic
patient(s), as the patient need arrives, to an acceptable skill level.
(optional)
I. Perform root planing on suitable clinic patient(s), as patient needs
arise, to an acceptable skill level.  (4 teeth required)
J. Develop a case study report meeting the needs of a selected patient(s)
according to the stated criteria and utilize prophy jet and KaVo
Diagnodent units appropriately (process on both).
K. Establish and maintain a sharp edge on all clinic instruments.
L. Perform a plaque and bleeding index on all patients.  Follow up with
subsequent indices as needed.
M. Perform skills of local anesthesia on clinical patient(s) as indicated
according to criteria specified and deadline dates.  
N. Achieve a score of 3 via outcomes assessment on each local anesthesia
injections administered on clinic partners by deadline dates.
O. Demonstrate professional characteristics and apply clinical techniques
at extended campus sites. Synthesize and apply individualized preventive
concepts and services to a variety of special patients.
P. Collaborate with other health care providers as a patient advocate to
meet the total health needs of all patients.
Q. Apply and demonstrate new clinical technologies available to dental
hygiene practice. 
R. Utilize a personal appointment book for patient appointments, classroom
and work schedule.
S. Demonstrate professional characteristics with patients, peers, and
faculty.
T. Utilize the Lexi-Comp Drug references, and other resources in the 
dental hygiene appointment and discuss the procedure for their use 
as a professional. 
U. Participate in screenings for clinic patients according to individual
assignments.
V. Recognize opportunity for and demonstrate the use of clinical
photography in dentistry.
W. Understand and adhere to the JCCC Student Health Policy as it is stated
in the Clinic Manual.

CLASSROOM OBJECTIVES:

Utilizing previous knowledge and instruction, the individual dental
hygiene student will be able to:

A. Discuss the ADHA Code of Ethics which governs the conduct and
responsibilities  of the dental hygienist. See ADHA web site.
B. Discuss the legal responsibilities which govern the conduct of the
dental hygienist and define the terms related to jurisprudence.  Recognize
and integrate the various dental laws governing the practice of dental
hygiene across the country.
C. Discuss the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Dental
Examiners in preparation for such examination and licensure of dental
hygienists.
D. Discuss and practice the management and time utilization concepts as
they relate to the professional role of the dental hygienist.
E. Discuss concepts of consumerism and its effect within the profession.
F. Identify cases involving malpractice and negligence in dentistry and
dental hygiene.
G. Discuss the need for continuing education of the health professional.
Research, compile and present a table clinic and poster presentation by
deadline date.
H. Research & compile a literature review paper on a dental topic.
I. Explore and discuss alternative practice roles and settings for the
dental hygienist.
J. Prepare a resume and interviewing techniques for potential 
employment within the profession.
K. Participate in health promotion for the community by giving a
presentation according to criteria given in Community Dental Health by
deadline date.
L. Discuss the legislative process as it relates to the practice of dental
hygiene.
M. Develop an awareness of the various uses of computers and programs in
dental office settings.
N. Complete a case study on a periodontally involved patient who has a systemic 
disorder requiring medication (e.g. Hypertension, Diabetes, etc.). See Case 
Study assignment for details and deadlines.
O. Complete the mentorship project by deadline date. 
P. Complete the service-learning project by deadline date.

Content Outline and Competencies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Method of Evaluation and Competencies:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classroom assignments are as follows:

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

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

Professional Judgment will entail the following:

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

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

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

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

The semester grade will be determined as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grade Criteria:

Caveats:

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

Student Responsibilities:

Disabilities:

If you are a student with a disability, and if you will be requesting accommodations, it is your responsibility to contact Access Services. Access Services will recommend any appropriate accommodations to your professor and his/her director. The professor and director will identify for you which accommodations will be arranged.

JCCC provides a range of services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and activities. If you desire support services, contact the office of Access Services for Students With Disabilities (913) 469-8500, ext. 3521 or TDD (913) 469-3885. The Access Services office is located in the Success Center on the second floor of the Student Center.

DHYG 250H

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DHYG 291

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