2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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DHYG 405 Introduction to Periodontology II (2 credits)

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

Course Description
Second in a series of three periodontology courses, DHYG 325, 405 and 415, providing the dental hygienist information on recognition and therapy of periodontal diseases. Content includes non-surgical periodontal therapy, root morphology, and the associated complications and variations to treatment.

Student Outcomes
1. Review of treatment for plaque associated gingivitis, chronic periodontitis, and aggressive forms of periodontitis.
2.Review select systemic diseases and their relationship in the progression, severity, and treatment of periodontal diseases. Infer knowledge to case studies.
3. Identify and differentiate sonic and ultrasonic properties, functions, contraindications, use, and maintenance.
4. Identify and discuss proper use of ultrasonic tips: Include each tip’s function and proper maintenance. (Lab for application in DHYG 415.)
5. Accurately identify the principles of air-polishing including indications and contraindications. (Lab for application in DHYG 415.)
5. Accurately define, discuss and apply periodontal maintenance criteria.
6. Accurately justify, compare, contrast and extrapolate criteria for individual patient cases in determining periodontal maintenance regimen.
7. Accurately identify and discuss for the adult dentition, root morphology, periodontal instruments, and periodontal  instrumentation. Include designating indications for specific instrument selection using the instruments from the current instrument issue.
8. Demonstrate correct sharpening techniques for the periodontal instruments introduced in this course.
9. Synthesize and utilize applicable knowledge from DHYG 325 to enhance learning in DHYG 415.

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