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D H 50 ORIENTATION TO DENTAL HYGIENE1 Unit
Overview of dental hygiene as a career. Dental terminology, introduction to instrumentation skills, including: modified pen grasp, fulcrums, adaptation, insertion and activation of the explorer. The course will involve some online homework, observation in clinic, and instrumentation on typodonts. Introduces infectious diseases, control strategies, hazardous materials management and waste management in the dental environment. Strategies & skills for student success in the dental hygiene program. Introduction to evidence-based literature in dental hygiene. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: AHS 200 & D H 200L.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 55B FUNDAMENTALS OF PATHOLOGY II2 Units
Pathology of the head, neck, and oral structures. Developmental conditions caries, diseases of bacterial and viral origin, neoplasms of the oral cavity. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: D H 55A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 57B PERIODONTICS II2 Units
Fundamental principles of periodontology, including normal periodontium, etiology and classification of periodontal disease; relationship of dental deposits to periodontal diseases. Development of periodontal pocket and abscess. Process of bone loss. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: D H 57A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 57C PERIODONTICS III2 Units
Examine the role of the dental hygienist in nonsurgical periodontal therapy, periodontal surgical therapy, and periodontal maintenance therapy. A periodontal competency report both oral and written is required. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: D H 57B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 58A COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH I2 Units
Formerly: D H 63C
Introduction to community dental health problems and disparities that exist in health care. The science of epidemiology, research and writing skills, and biostatistics. An analysis of current dental health issues and initial development of a community dental health program. Evaluation of scientific literature will be developed. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 63C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 58B COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH II2 Units
Formerly: D H 63D
Continuation of D H 58A. Emphasis on the steps to developing community dental health programs, including health promotion programs. Local, state, and federal departments of public health services, types of fluoridation, and school-based dental health programs and screenings. Evidence-based decision making will be applied to the dental public health setting. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 63D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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D H 58C COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH III2 Units
Continuation of D H 58B. Course includes field work to assess and analyze a target group, design lesson plans/program activities and present to target group, and evaluation of program outcomes. Career options for registered dental hygienists and scientific communication formats will also be discussed. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 60C DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY III1 Unit
Radiology course for second year dental hygiene students. Emphasis on correlating oral diseases to radiologic findings. Includes distal-oblique projections and application of the S.L.O.B. rule. Introduction to digital panoramic radiology. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: D H 60B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 60D DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY IV1 Unit
Radiology course intended for second year students enrolled in the dental hygiene program. Emphasis on the understanding of radiographic interpretation of periodontal and dental diseases. Continued application of digital radiography with use of sensors and scanners. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisite: D H 60C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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D H 62A CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE I3 Units
Continuation of dental hygiene clinical practice. Assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating dental hygiene care on patients in a clinical setting. Development of progress in clinical performance with each successive academic period. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours clinic. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 62B CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE II8.5 Units
Continuation of clinical dental hygiene practice providing comprehensive dental hygiene care in a clinic setting on patients. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 23 hours clinic. (288 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 62C CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE III8.5 Units
Continuation of clinical dental hygiene practice providing comprehensive dental hygiene care in a clinic setting on patients. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 23 hours clinic. (288 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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D H 62D CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE IV8.5 Units
Continuation of clinical dental hygiene practice providing comprehensive dental hygiene care in a clinic setting on patients. Development of progress in clinical performance with each successive academic period. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 23 hours clinic. (288 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 64 ETHICS, LAW & DENTAL OFFICE PRACTICES2 Units
Ethics, jurisprudence and practice aspects of dental hygiene practice. Emphasis will be placed on the challenges of providing ethical care in the clinical setting. The laws and regulations effecting the practice of dental hygiene will be analyzed and the scope of practice of dental professionals as outlined by the California Dental Practice Act will be examined. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 65 CLINICAL LOCAL ANESTHESIA2.5 Units
Review of pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and emergency procedures associated with local anesthetic procedures. Preparation for and administration of conduction and infiltration anesthesia in dental procedures. Laboratory and clinical experience in administration. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Prerequisites: D H 54 or completion of an ADA approved dental hygiene program; possession of a current CPR certificate.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (42 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 67 NITROUS OXIDE/OXYGEN ANALGESIA1 Unit
The study of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia used in the dental practice. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanism of sedation, risks and benefits associated with nitrous oxide sedation, how to administer and properly document the use of nitrous oxide. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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D H 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DENTAL HYGIENE1 Unit
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Dental Hygiene beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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D H 71R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DENTAL HYGIENE2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Dental Hygiene beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours laboratory per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 72R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DENTAL HYGIENE3 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Dental Hygiene beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours laboratory per week. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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D H 73R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN DENTAL HYGIENE4 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Dental Hygiene beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
12 hours laboratory per week. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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D H 75A CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY I2 Units
Discussion and demonstration of supplemental dental hygiene functions: digital intraoral photography, dental hygiene instrumentation, ultrasonic and microultrasonic scaling techniques. Supportive course to reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures in the clinical setting for D H 62B. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 75B CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY II2 Units
Discussion and demonstration of supplemental dental hygiene functions, advanced instrumentation techniques, advanced local anesthesia techniques, dentinal desensitization, air polishing, implants in dentistry, orthodontic therapy and new technologies in dental hygiene. Supportive course to reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures in the clinical setting for D H 62C. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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D H 75C CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY III2 Units
Assists the student in identifying an appropriate patient for clinical state and/or regional board licensing exam for Dental Hygienists and in identifying and anticipating methods which will influence a successful board experience. Supportive course to reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 200L INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL HYGIENE1 Unit
Introduction to the profession of dental hygiene. Emphasis on dental terminology, communication skills, licensure requirements and clinical and lab techniques related to dental hygiene clinical practice. Discussion of the requirements for the dental hygiene program. Intended for students in the dental hygiene program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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D H 300A ORAL BIOLOGY I3 Units
Formerly: D H 52A
Comprehensive overview of anatomy of the skull, arteries, veins, and lymphatics, musculature and nervous structures of the head and neck. Identification of the teeth, the eruption sequence, normal occlusion, and classification of occlusion used in the dental profession. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 52A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 300B ORAL BIOLOGY II3 Units
Formerly: D H 52B
The embryologic development of the structures and tissues of the head, neck, teeth and oral cavity; histology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. Anatomy of the tooth crown, root and pulp; development and structural defects involving the oral cavity and the teeth. The normal periodontal tissues, oral mucous membranes, and salivary glands. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 52B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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D H 302 ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES IN DENTAL HYGIENE3 Units
Formerly: D H 53
The first in a three course series in dental hygiene theory and practice. Focus on the principles of assessment techniques as the first phase of the dental hygiene process of care. The rationale for collection of assessment data, and associated clinical procedures will be discussed. Analysis of current evidence based literature related to the dental hygiene patient assessment procedures. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 53.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 304 PRE-CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE5 Units
Formerly: D H 54
The first in a series in dental hygiene clinical courses. Integrates the scientific and clinical principles underlying the practice of dental hygiene. Performance of clinical procedures and techniques for patient assessment, including prevention of disease transmission, health history, extra-intraoral examination, gingival evaluation and periodontal examination are taught in a pre-clinical setting. Students will practice on typodonts and classmates. The course requires evaluation of clinical performance through demonstration of skill acquisition and level of competency. Field experiences reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures in the clinical setting. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 54.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 12 hours laboratory. (156 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 305A INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY I2 Units
Formerly: D H 60A
The first in a series of four dental radiology courses for the dental hygiene student. Component parts, functions, operations of the dental x-ray unit and radiation safety is emphasized. Relationships between anatomical and radiographic landmarks are analyzed. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 60A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 305B DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY II1 Unit
Formerly: D H 60B
The second in a series of dental radiology courses. Introduction to the radiology laboratory. Emphasis on dental x-ray techniques, film development and mounting, digital radiography and scanning. Radiation safety protection is practiced for all laboratory procedures. All films will be viewed for self-critique and instructor evaluation. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 60B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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D H 305C DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY III2 Units
Formerly: D H 68A
The third in a series of dental radiology courses. Interpretation of intraoral and panoramic radiographs. Emphasis on normal, atypical and pathological structures. Identification of dental anomalies, dental materials and the interpretation of disease. Analysis of the progression of dental caries, periodontal disease, and periapical lesions. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 68A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 305D DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY IV1 Unit
Formerly: D H 60D
This is the fourth and last in the series of dental radiology courses intended for second year dental hygiene students in the program. Emphasis is on the understanding of radiographic localization techniques and common technical, operator, processing errors. Continued application of digital radiography with use of sensors and scanners and alternative imaging techniques. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 60D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 308 CLINICAL TECHNIQUE6 Units
Formerly: D H 61A
Continuation of dental hygiene clinical practice and instrumentation techniques including: instrumentation for scaling and root debridment and instrument sharpening. Adjunctive dental hygiene procedures taught include: fluorides, selective coronal polishing. Clinical activities utilize typodonts and student partners. The course requires evaluation of clinical performance through demonstration. Evaluation of best practices through evidence based research. Supportive labs and observation to reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures in the clinical setting for D H 308. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 61A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 9 hours laboratory. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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D H 310 DENTAL MATERIALS3 Units
Formerly: D H 72
Properties of dental materials, characteristics and manipulation of dental materials and the equipment used in the manipulation of these materials with an emphasis on dental hygiene care. Course also covers caries risk assessment, hazardous waste management, MSDS and regulations related to dental materials. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 72.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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D H 312 EMERGENCY PROCEDURES2 Units
Formerly: D H 71
This course is a study of common medical emergencies that may occur during delivery of dental care. Emphasis is placed on methods to prevent emergencies from occurring and procedures to manage emergency situations. Ethical and legal aspects in assisting during emergencies are also discussed. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 71.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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D H 314 DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION2 Units
Formerly: D H 73
Health communication and learning theories applied to patient education. Topics include: communication theory, health literacy, working with interpreters, development of client/clinician relationships, patient motivation with particular attention to psychological, social, and economic, cultural & life stage factors. Emphasis on prevention of dental diseases through effective patient education, such as: mechanical plaque removal techniques, antimicrobial therapies, nutritional counseling for dental hygiene, and smoking cessation counseling. Preventive dental products will be reviewed and analyzed using current evidence based literature. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: PSYC 1; not open to students with credit in D H 73.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
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D H 316A PERIODONTICS I3 Units
Formerly: D H 57A
The first in a series of two courses in periodontics for the dental hygiene student. Examination of anatomy and physiology of periodontium, correlating of basic sciences with the clinical aspects of periodontal diseases. American Academy of Periodontics classification system, etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 57A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 316B PERIODONTICS II2 Units
Formerly: D H 57B
The second in a series of two periodontics courses for the dental hygiene student. Focus on best practices in periodontics, decision making and treatment planning, implementation of nonsurgical periodontal therapy, interviewing and education to enhance patient motivation, and evidence based therapy for the treatment and care of periodontal disease. The course also covers periodontal surgical procedures, dental implants, periodontal emergencies, legal issues in documentation and reporting. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 57B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 318 INTRODUCTION TO CLINIC5 Units
Formerly: D H 61B
First course a year long series of clinical dental hygiene practice. Emphasis on assessing, planning, and implementing comprehensive dental hygiene care for diverse patient populations and management of patients with special needs in a clinical setting. Students apply knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical skills acquired in previous completed dental hygiene courses. Development of progress in clinical performance with each successive academic period. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: D H 300B and 308 with a grade of "C" or better; possession of a current CPR certificate. Not open to students with credit in D H 61B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 6 hours clinical laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 320A CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE I3 Units
Formerly: D H 62A
Continuation of dental hygiene clinical practice. Emphasis on assessing, planning, and implementing comprehensive dental hygiene care for diverse patient populations and management of patients with special needs in a clinical setting. Students apply knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical skills acquired in previous completed dental hygiene courses. Additional procedures include fluoride varnish application, placement of dental sealants and individualized oral hygiene instructions. Progress of development in clinical performance will be evaluated with each successive academic period including evaluation of periodontal probing with a passing grade of 75%. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 62A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours clinic. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 320B CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE II8.5 Units
Formerly: D H 62B
Continuation of clinical dental hygiene practice providing comprehensive dental hygiene care in a clinic setting on patients. Emphasis on assessing, planning, and implementing comprehensive dental hygiene care for diverse patient populations and management of patients with special needs in a clinical setting. Students apply knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical skills acquired in previous completed dental hygiene courses. Additional procedures include local anesthesia, advanced instrumentation techniques, and locally delivered antimicrobials. Progress of development in clinical performance will be evaluated with each successive academic period including evaluation of periodontal probing with a passing grade of 80%. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 62B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 23 hours clinic. (288 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 320C CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE III8.5 Units
Formerly: D H 62C
Continuation of clinical dental hygiene practice providing comprehensive dental hygiene care in a clinic setting on patients. Emphasis on assessing, planning, and implementing comprehensive dental hygiene care for diverse patient populations and management of patients with special needs in a clinical setting. Students apply knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical skills acquired in previous completed dental hygiene courses. Additional procedures include soft tissue curettage, alternative fulcrums and operatory positioning and interim therapeutic restorations. Progress of development in clinical performance will be evaluated with each successive academic period including evaluation of periodontal probing with a passing grade of 84%. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 62C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 23 hours clinic. (288 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 320D CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE IV8.5 Units
Formerly: D H 62D
Final course in the series of clinical dental hygiene practice providing comprehensive dental hygiene care in a clinic setting on patients. Emphasis on assessing, planning, and implementing comprehensive dental hygiene care for diverse patient populations and management of patients with special needs in a clinical setting. Students apply knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical skills acquired in previous completed dental hygiene courses. Additional procedures include administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia. Progress of development in clinical performance will be evaluated with each successive academic period including evaluation of periodontal probing with a passing grade of 92%. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 62D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 23 hours clinic. (288 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 322 LOCAL ANESTHESIA2.5 Units
Formerly: D H 65
The study of local anesthesia administration in dental procedures, including the pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, patient management and emergency procedures associated with local anesthetic procedures. Laboratory and clinical experience in administration techniques for local infiltration, field block and nerve block. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 65.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (42 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 324 ORAL PATHOLOGY2 Units
Formerly: D H 55B
The study of pathology of the head, neck, and oral structures. Developmental conditions and diseases of bacterial and viral origin, neoplasms of the oral cavity. Clinical aspects of recognizing deviations from normal, documentation, differential diagnosis and referral. The role of the dental hygienist in education and prevention, early detection and referral of lesions of the head and neck regions. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 55B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 326A COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH I2 Units
Formerly: D H 58A, 63C
The first course in a year long series in the study of community dental health problems and disparities that exist in health care. The science of epidemiology, research and writing skills, and statistics will be discussed. An analysis of current dental health issues and initial development of a community dental health program. Evaluation of scientific literature will be developed. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 58A or 63C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 326B COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH II2 Units
Formerly: D H 58B, 63D
Continuation of D H 326A. Emphasis on the steps to developing community dental health programs, including health promotion programs. Local, state, and federal departments of public health services, types of fluoridation, and school-based dental health programs and screenings. Evidence-based decision making will be applied to the dental public health setting. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 58B or 63D.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 326C COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH III2 Units
Formerly: D H 58C
Continuation of D H 326B. Course includes 4 weeks of outside field work to assess and analyze a target group, design lesson plans/program activities and present to target group, and evaluation of program outcomes. Career options for registered dental hygienists and scientific communication formats will also be discussed. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 58C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 328A CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY I2 Units
Formerly: D H 75A
Discussion and demonstration of advanced and supplemental dental hygiene functions: digital intraoral photography, dental hygiene instrumentation, ultrasonic scaling techniques, soft tissue curettage and locally delivered antimicrobials. Supportive course to reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures in the clinical setting for D H 320B. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 75A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 328B CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY II2 Units
Formerly: D H 75B
Discussion and demonstration of advanced and supplemental dental hygiene functions, interim therapeutic restorations, advanced instrumentation techniques, advanced local anesthesia techniques, dentinal desensitization, air polishing, implants in dentistry, orthodontic therapy and new technologies in dental hygiene. Supportive course to reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures in the clinical setting for D H 320C. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 75B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 328C CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY III2 Units
Formerly: D H 75C
Preparation for clinical licensing board examinations. Overview of exam criteria, identification an appropriate patient for clinical state and/or regional board licensing exam for Dental Hygienists. Strategies for exam preparation and anticipating methods which will influence a successful board experience. Supportive course to reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 75C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 330 NITROUS OXIDE/OXYGEN ANALGESIA1 Unit
Formerly: D H 67
The study of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia used in the dental practice. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanism of sedation, risks and benefits associated with nitrous oxide sedation, how to administer and properly document the use of nitrous oxide. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 67.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 332 ETHICS, LAW & BUSINESS PRACTICES3 Units
Formerly: D H 64
The study of ethics, jurisprudence, business practices, finance, management, and policy creation for oral health care professionals, programs and businesses. This course examines current societal and professional issues and their impact on dental hygiene business practices and management. The course will cover the following areas: planning, strategy and leadership, legal and ethical issues affecting businesses in the oral health care sector, financial statements, and personnel considerations. The course will prepare students to take the California Dental Hygiene Law & Ethics exam, required for licensing as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in D H 64.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 350A DENTAL HYGIENE RESEARCH & CAPSTONE PROJECT I5 Units
First in a series of three capstone courses. Introduction to the capstone project and evaluation of scientific evidence-based literature. Basic research design components and writing skills will be discussed. Analysis of career options for dental hygienists including public health, research, education, corporate sales and marketing, administration and advocacy. Dental workforce models will be explored. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 350B DENTAL HYGIENE RESEARCH & CAPSTONE PROJECT II5 Units
The second in a series of three capstone courses, continuation of D H 350A. Emphasis on development of capstone project proposal and implementation, including project description, assessment tools, project goals and objectives and activities. Field work to implement capstone project will be completed. Interprofessional practice within the health care profession will be discussed. Evidence-based research in health care decision making, the oral-systemic link and the importance of lifelong learning will be explored. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 350C DENTAL HYGIENE RESEARCH & CAPSTONE PROJECT III5 Units
The third course in a series of three capstone courses. Completion of capstone project including final field work to evaluate project outcomes and statistical analysis. The final version of the written literature review and project plan will be completed. Scientific communication methods with an emphasis on poster presentation techniques will be addressed. Contemporary issues in dental hygiene including aging populations, health care reform and access to care will be discussed. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 352 HEALTH COMMUNICATION & CULTURAL ISSUES4 Units
Health communication & multicultural issues unique to the dental and medical fields. Topics include intercultural communication; health literacy; interpersonal, small group, electronic, and nonverbal communication; listening; persuasion, caring for limited English proficient people; and working with interpreters. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the completion degree track.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 354 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT4 Units
An introduction to business practices, finance, management, and policy creation for oral health care programs and businesses. This course examines current societal and professional issues and their impact on dental hygiene business practices and management. The course will cover the following areas: planning, strategy and leadership, legal and ethical issues affecting businesses in the oral health care sector, financial statements, and personnel considerations. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the completion degree track.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 
D H 356 EDUCATION THEORY, PRACTICE & ADMINISTRATION4 Units
The study of education theories and principles for didactic, lab and clinical courses. The faculty role in active teaching and learning, development of critical thinking and reflective writing, development of curriculum, outcomes and competencies, and course delivery methods. Theory and practices of clinical instruction and supervision, related to psychomotor skill development, competency-based evaluation, student mentoring and remediation. Examination of organizational and administrative philosophy and practice in curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation based on accreditation standards. Intended for students in the Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate Degree Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the completion degree track.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: None
Not scheduled for the Winter quarter.
 


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