Dental Hygiene I Theory
2 Credit Hours

This course builds upon the fundamental level dental hygiene knowledge and skills acquired in DHY-174 Principles of Dental Hygiene. Emphasis centers on the dental hygiene process of care and utilizes the care model as the basis for the provision of care to individuals in specific populations, patients with special needs, and medically compromised patients. Emergency procedures and protocol will be presented and practiced with emphasis placed on the recognition and prevention of emergency conditions, medico-legal considerations, and management of emergencies in a dental environment.