2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DH 306 - Preventive Oral Health Concepts

Credits: 2
Basic concepts of oral health care, adjunctive aids and foundation of preventive strategies. Introduction to product evaluation, disease process, needs assessment, behavior modification, learning principles, deposits, stains and fluoride.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Appraise the need for preventive dentistry and the dental hygienist’s role in preventing oral disease.
  2. Analyze the characteristics and significance of intrinsic and extrinsic stain to provision of dental hygiene care.
  3. Critique the theories of dental fluoridation and fluoride products.
  4. Differentiate patient behavior theories and their use with various patient types.
  5. Analyze the components in dentifrices and mouth rinses and their use in oral health.
  6. Demonstrate oral hygiene aids necessary to control biofilm in general and special needs populations.
  7. Evaluate the validity and use of oral health product marketing.
  8. Judge the interrelationship between a patient’s values, needs, and knowledge to assist in patient behavior modification.

Prerequisite: Admission to the B.S. Dental Hygiene program

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