This course is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas Regents public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may also be eligible for transfer. Please visit a JCCC counselor or the JCCC Registrar's office, and the Transfer Kansas portal to learn more.
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.
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.