This course prepares students to perform the specific skills outlined in the Dental Hygiene Process of Care. Emphasis is on professionalism, infection control, basic instrumentation skills and patient assessment processes. Patient assessment include conducting a medical history interview, documentation of vital signs, head and neck cancer screening exams, caries detection, assessment of deposits and an evaluation of the periodontium. This is accomplished through lab demonstrations and clinical practice on manikin and/or lab partners. Upon completion, will be able to demonstrate the assessment procedures and utilization of basic instrumentation necessary to perform an oral prophylaxis.
Admission to Dental Hygiene Program