Course Numbering Information:
Courses at SLCC are identified by an alphabetic prefix (two to four letters) followed by a four-digit number. Numbers beginning with a “1” generally indicate a course designed primarily for freshmen (such as ENGL 1010); numbers beginning with a “2” generally indicate courses designed primarily for sophomores (such as MATH 2010); numbers beginning with a “0” generally indicate preparatory courses that are non-transferable (such as WRTG 0990).
DH 1050 - Dental Radiology
Credits: 2 Study of physical behavior, biological effects, methods of control, safety and techniques for exposing, processing and mounting radiographs. Included is interpretation, recognition and identification of significant findings.
Credits: 1 Laboratory experience in dental radiography procedures and techniques. Treatment planning, exposure, interpretation and evaluation of dental radiographs with emphasis on client management techniques and their application.
Prerequisite: Admission into program Additional Course Fee Required
Credits: 3 Introductory course to practice of dental hygiene. Students learn principles and theory of infection control, medical, dental, extra/intra-oral assessments, management of medical emergencies, current instrumentation and operatory management.
Prerequisite: Admission into program Corequisite:DH 1110
Credits: 3 Continuance of DH Theory I. Comprehensive patient care will be required in various problem solving and decision making skills involving the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of direct care to the public.
Credits: 3 Course emphasizes pharmacodynamics of drug action, modes of administration, biotransformation, excretion, drug side effects and interactions. Focus on impact various medications have in dental and dental hygiene treatment.
Credits: 3 This course presents processes of inflammation, wound healing, repair regeneration and immunological responses. Topics include oral manifestations of systemic diseases, genetics, and developmental anomalies of the oral cavity. Commonly encountered diseases and disorders of the head and neck are covered. Recognition between pathological disease and normal tissue is emphasized.
Credits: 4 Continued application of preventive and therapeutic service to the public. Advanced aspects of hygiene care are applied through learning sessions/performance evaluations for local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, ultrasonic/sonic and case management.
Credits: 2 Pain control in the dental office including administration of local anesthetic/nitrous oxide and anxiety management. Completion of this course qualifies students to take Western Regional Examination Board for local anesthesia.
Prerequisite: DH 1540 Corequisite: DH 2341 Semester: Fall
Credits: 1 Demonstration and administration of all local and regional blocks are experienced in a supervised lab setting. Minimum competence is verified through successful completion of proficiency evaluations.
Credits: 2 Anatomy/physiology, histopathology, microbiology specific to dental disease, etiology and clinical features of gingival/ periodontal infections are taught. Emphasis is placed on recognition and treatment planning for periodontal clients.
Credits: 3 Course offers advanced techniques for treatment of periodontal disease including various modes of treatment and wound healing. Emphasis is placed on the role of the dental hygienist as a periodontal co-therapist. . This course continues the study of dental hygiene treatment of patients with special needs using case-based learning tools.
Prerequisite: DH 2200 Corequisite: DH 2610 Semester: Spring
Credits: 2 This course provides a study of principles and procedures related to management of the dental practice; the philosophy of dental practice and the business of dentistry. Emphasis is placed on dental jurisprudence and ethical issues, and applied interpersonal communication both written and oral. Students develop skills in interviewing, writing letters of application and resumes.