DHYG 221   Clinical Dental Hygiene III* (6 Hours)

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

Corequisites: DHYG 225 and DHYG 232 and DHYG 234.

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