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Course Number:
DH 102
Course Title:
Dental Hygiene Theory II
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Course Description

Continues on the study of dental hygiene theory and practices, including oral prophylaxis classifications, current non-surgical periodontal therapy, alternative oral physiotherapy aids, dental hygiene process of care and school clinic policies and procedures. Co-requisite: DH 105

Addendum to Course Description

Includes the beginning development of dental hygiene services that address the care of oral prosthetics, dental implant care and dental hypersensitivity.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Recognize and identify appropriate intermediate (level 1) dental hygiene care to patients who present with minimal disease symptoms for application in the Clinical setting.
  2. Recognize the appropriate applications of oral physiotherapy aids, oral chemotherapeutics and fluorides into patient education for application in the Clinical setting.
  3. Recognize the appropriate applications of power instrumentation and area specific instrumentation into patient care for application in the Clinical setting.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Weekly Quizzes
  2. Weekly Journals
  3. Completion of online continuing education courses
  4. Dental practice software assignments
  5. Attendance at professional association meetings
  6. Class attendance
  7. Comprehensive Final

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Deposit and periodontal classifications

  • Assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation

  • Auxiliary oral physiotherapy aids

  • Fluorides

  • Clinic protocols

  • Safety

  • Patient education

  • Self- assessment


  1. Demonstrate patient assessment skills including vital signs, interviewing and charting.

  2. Classify patients by deposit and periodontal status.

  3. Understand the components of a comprehensive treatment plan.
  4. Provide education to clients in the clinic setting.
  5. Integrate knowledge of oral physiotherapy, oral chemotherapeutics and fluorides when counseling clients and developing treatment plans.

  6. Provide dental hygiene services for patients with minimal disease symptoms.

  7. Use problem solving skills in situations involving patient management and emergencies.

  8. Access current information on fluorides, oral chemotherapeutics and dental products through available resources.