DHP 220 - Principles of Dental Hygiene IV

5 credits (PREREQUISITES: DHP 102, DHP 103, DHP 104, DHP 105, DHP 106, DHP 110/120/210, DHP 113, DHP 201, DHP 202; COREQUISITE: DHP 200)

This course permits refinement of clinical techniques and skills, technology and current procedural practices of the dental hygienist with emphasis on self-evaluation, excellence and quality assurance. Students will also gain knowledge about ethics in the professional clinical setting. This course continues clinical development skills necessary to perform dental hygiene care including the principles learned in previous course work. Emphasis is placed on case studies to provide insights into the complex issues of patient care and to stimulate critical thinking. This course is designed to include a major online component. Assignments, lectures, practice tests, simulations, and discussion will be held online. Time spent in clinic will be dedicated to patient care. (Sp)