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Dental Hygiene
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DH 101A FUNDAMENTALS OF DENTAL HYGIENE 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisite(s): DH 109, DH 117, Anat 115.
Orientation and role of the dental hygienist in maintaining oral health. Introduction to dental hygiene procedures and techniques. Selected services on patients, partners and/or laboratory manikins. Emphasis on the United States and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration Rules and Regulations and infection control in the dental office. Total of 36 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2061  9:45am-   Noon Th      LecLab  R402   NEIDERER T  
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm Th              R512   LEGG B      
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm Tu              R512   LEGG B      
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm Th              R512   NEIDERER T  
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm Tu              R512   DOXEY D     
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm Tu              R512   NEIDERER T  
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm Th              R512   REGANIAN A  
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm Th              R512   VERA G      
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm Tu              R512   SARKISSIAN A

DH 104B CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY AND PRACTICE 6 Units

Prerequisite(s): DH 104A.
Corequisite(s): DH 108, 113A, 119A.
Clinical application of dental hygiene Theory and Practice including assessment of patient needs, treatment planning, pain control, oral disease control, delivery and evaluation of preventive, educational and therapeutic services, to an intermediate level of performance. Total of 36 hours lecture and 270 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0524  9:45am-   Noon Tu      LecLab  R402   LEGG B      
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm W               R512   LEGG B      
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm W               R512   WARD J      
       &  5:45pm- 9:05pm W               R512   LEGG B      
       &  5:45pm- 9:05pm W               R512   VERA G      
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm W               R512   SARKISSIAN A
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm M               R512   NAZARIAN R  
       &  5:45pm- 9:05pm Tu              R512   SARKISSIAN A
       &  8:45am-12:05pm F               R512   LEE K       
       &  8:45am-12:05pm F               R512   EDWARDS B D 
       &  8:45am-12:05pm F               R512   REGANIAN A  
       &  5:45pm- 9:05pm Tu              R512   EDWARDS B D 
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm M               R512   NYDZA I     
       &  5:45pm- 9:05pm W               R512   WARD J      
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm M               R512   LEGG B      
       &  5:45pm- 9:05pm Tu              R512   VERA G      
       &  5:45pm- 9:05pm Tu              R512   LEE K       
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm M               R512   GLATSTEIN L 
       &  1:00pm- 4:20pm W               R512   BAKHTIARI M 
       &  5:45pm- 9:05pm W               R512   VERA G      

DH 108 PHARMACOLOGY 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
Corequisite(s): DH 104B, 113A, 119A.
Basic principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, toxicology and pharmacodynamics. Pharmacology of drugs used in dentistry, drug interactions and medical emergencies. Total of 36 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1815  2:00pm- 4:15pm Tu      Lecture R508   EDWARDS B D 

DH 109 DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisite(s): Anat 115, DH 101A, DH 117.
Principles of communication and learning for the dental health professional. Patterns of human development, cultural pluralism and health behaviors. Health education strategies. Total of 36 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0527  9:45am-   Noon Tu      Lecture R508   DOXEY D     

DH 113A PERIODONTICS 2 Units

Corequisite(s): DH 104B, 108, 119A.
Normal periodontium, gingival and periodontal diseases, types and degrees of periodontal disease, therapy and maintenance. Total of 36 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0528  5:45pm- 8:00pm M       Lecture R508   CHEN L      

DH 117 DENTAL MORPHOLOGY AND OCCLUSION 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisite(s): Anat 115, DH 101A, DH 109.
Oral terminology, dental anatomy and root morphology with emphasis on the relationships of form, function and occlusion. Includes laboratory experience in instrument adaptation to root morphology, pulp vitality testing as related to RDH duties of the California Dental Practice Act. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0529  7:30am-10:50am F       LecLab  R508   NEIDERER T  
       & 10:50am-   Noon F               R508   NEIDERER T  

DH 119A COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH 2 Units

Corequisite(s): DH 104B, 108, 113A.
Principles, objectives and techniques of oral disease prevention and control; oral health promotion through organized community efforts. Includes epidemiology, literature review, planning, implementation and evaluation of a community-based oral health program. Total 36 of hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2835  9:45am-   Noon M       Lecture R402   DOXEY D     

DH 120 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): DH 101A.
Research or clinical project including experience in clinical practice settings, practical laboratory assignment, lecture attendance, literature review and community projects. Maximum credit 2 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1819                 TBA     I-S     R513   NEIDERER T  
         3.4 Hours TBA per week

DH 121 CLINICAL PRACTICE IN ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS 1 Unit

Corequisite(s): DH 104B or DH 104C.
Practicum in dental hygiene in non-traditional settings. Includes institutional, management and community health experiences. Emphasis on dental hygienist as educator, resource professional and provider in dental care delivery. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester. Total of 90 hours laboratory. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #2539                 TBA     FLD     FIELD  LEGG B      
         5.6 Hours TBA per week
       &                 TBA             FIELD  LEGG B      
         FIELD: Field Work

DH 122 MEDICAL EVALUATION OF DENTAL HYGIENE PATIENTS 2 Units

Corequisite(s): DH 101A, 109, 117, ANAT 115.
Dental management of medically compromised patients. Emphasis placed on patient assessment, treatment planning, patient management, patient motivation and interpersonal communications for medically compromised patients, special needs patients, and geriatric patients. Total of 36 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #1087  9:45am-   Noon W       Lecture R402   NEIDERER T  

DH 200 DIRECTED STUDIES IN CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): DH 101A.
Development of dental hygiene clinical skills in a laboratory or clinical setting. Maximum credit 3 units, 1 unit each semester. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory. Grading: Pass/No Pass Only

   #1997  8:40am-   Noon M       Lab     R512   LEGG B      

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