2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Aug 08, 2022  
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DHYG 283 Oral Disease Prevention and Cariology II (1 credit)



Prerequisite Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
This course continues to develop the principals of oral disease prevention, and includes an introduction of current skills/techniques for caries prevention. An integrated component is scientific inquiry of quantitative and qualitative data using American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines.

Student Outcomes
1. Define, spell, and utilize all preventive terminology presented in this course.
2. Explain the process of Early Childhood Caries and the onset of the initial lesion
3. Review chemical reactions, metabolism, toxicity, health benefits, and treatment modalities regarding pre-eruptive and post-eruptive fluoride modalities.
5. Correctly discuss the purposes, indications, and application of pit and fissure sealants.
6. Demonstrate clinical proficiency in the application of post-eruptive topical fluoride compounds to tooth surfaces.
7. Demonstrate clinical proficiency in the application of pit and fissure sealants to extracted and natural tooth surfaces.
8. Demonstrate a developing knowledge of scientific research by accessing online and library resources.



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