DHYG 250   Clinical Dental Hygiene IV* (6 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program and DHYG 221 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 225 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 232 with a grade of "C" or higher and DHYG 234 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Corequisites: DHYG 240 and DHYG 245.

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

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