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DHYG 146   Periodontics* (3 Hours)

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

Corequisites: DHYG 135 and DHYG 140 and DHYG 148.

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