Aug 09, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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DH 220A - Clinical Dental Hygiene 4 Lecture/seminar

2 Credit(s)

Lecture, instructional lab and clinical course focusing upon the dental hygiene process of care, advanced instrumentation techniques and treatment of the moderate to advanced periodontal patient. 

Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Hygiene program
Corequisite: DH 220B  

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Identify advanced instrumentation techniques, instrument characteristics, selection, and application to the moderate to advanced periodontal patient care.
  2. Identify and describe characteristics of root morphology for all permanent dentition.
  3. Review bloodborne pathogens and infection control in the workplace.
  4. Identify the dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association and discuss the scope of practice and educational requirements for each specialty.
  5. Understand supportive treatment procedures in regard to dentinal hypersensitivity and desensitizing agents.
  6. Identify proper ergonomic techniques including stretching, indirect vision, alternative positions, loupes and proper lighting.
  7. Identify and discuss health issues for women; to include nutrition, pregnancy, hormone related conditions, medications, osteoporosis and bisphosphonates

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