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Effective Fall 2014. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
DHE101LC Dental Hygiene I Clinical Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the clinical lab portion of DHE 101.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DHE 101, DHE 104, DHE 104LB, DHE 107, DHE 112, DHE 116, DHE 116LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE101 Dental Hygiene I Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the procedures used in the practice of dental hygiene at the beginning level. Includes professionalism and ethics, infection control, body mechanics/ergonomics, evaluation of patient medical and dental history, assessment data, and instrumentation. Also includes removal of soft deposits, fluorides, clinical procedures, and diversity of patient populations. Also includes a laboratory involving practicing dental hygiene procedures on student partners.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DHE 101LC, DHE 104, DHE 104LB, DHE 107, DHE 112, DHE 116, DHE 116LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE104LB Dental and Oral Morphology Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the lab portion of DHE 104.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DHE 101, DHE 101LC, DHE 104, DHE 107, DHE 112, DHE 116, DHE 116LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE104 Dental and Oral Morphology Credit Hours: 1.00
Form and function of primary and permanent dentition. Includes oral cavity proper, form, function and physiology, tooth identification, terminology, deciduous dentition morphology, occlusion, tooth anomalies, and root morphology.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DHE 101, DHE 101LC, DHE 104LB, DHE 107, DHE 112, DHE 116, DHE 116LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE107 Oral Embryology and Histology Credit Hours: 2.00
The development and histology of teeth related to the intra and extra oral tissues of the head as they relate to the practice of dental hygiene. Includes terminology and formation of primary embryonic layers, histology, tooth development, enamel, dentin, and pulp. Also includes cementum, periodontal ligament, bone and alveolar process, and mucous membranes and salivary glands.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DHE 101, DHE 101LC, DHE 104, DHE 104LB, DHE 112, DHE 116, DHE 116LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE112 Preventive Dentistry Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to dental disease and the promotion of dental health. Includes the role of dental hygienists as prevention specialists, clinical treatment theories, patient care readiness, dental disease, risk assessment, and oral hygiene instruction. Also includes dentin sensitivity, enamel demineralization and remineralization, chemotherapeutics, and tobacco cessation.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DHE 101, DHE 101LC, DHE 104, DHE 104LB, DHE 107, DHE 116, DHE 116LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE116LC Oral Radiography Clinic Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the clinical lab portion of DHE 116.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DHE 101, DHE 101LC, DHE 104, DHE 104LB, DHE 107, DHE 112, DHE 116
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE116 Oral Radiography Credit Hours: 2.00
Principles of dental radiography as a diagnostic aid. Includes radiation production, biology, clinic experience in exposing, processing, mounting, and interpreting radiographs on mannequins and patients using a variety of radiographic techniques.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites: DHE 101, DHE 101LC, DHE 104, DHE 104LB, DHE 107, DHE 112, DHE 116LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE119 Periodontology Credit Hours: 2.00
Survey of periodontology comprised of the etiology, diagnosis, and prognosis of periodontal disease. Includes tissues and microscopic anatomy of the periodontium, historical background, causes, microbiology and classification of periodontal disease, local and systemic contributing factors, clinical assessment, radiographic analysis, and evidence-based periodontal care. Also includes decision making during treatment planning, nonsurgical and patient's role in periodontal therapy, maintenance therapy, and case studies, and research articles and applications.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 101, 101LC, 104, 104LB, 107, 112, 116, and 116LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 120, DHE 122, DHE 132, DHE 132LB, DHE 150, DHE 150LB, DHE 150LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE120 Oral Pathology Credit Hours: 2.00
Overview of oral pathology which is the study of human disease as found within all of the tissues represented in the area of the oral cavity. Includes introduction to pathology, diagnostic methods, normal exam and variants of normal, inflammation and repair, physical/chemical injuries of the oral tissues, and immunity and autoimmune diseases. Also includes infectious diseases, developmental disorders, neoplasia, genetic disorders, and oral manifestations of systemic disease.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 101/101LC, 104/104LB, 107, 112, 116/116LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 119, DHE 122, DHE 132, DHE 132LB, DHE 150, DHE 150LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE122 Pharmacology Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to the theory of pharmacology as it relates to dentistry. Includes drug action and handling, prescription writing, autonomic drugs, analgesics, antibacterial agents, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-anxiety agents, and cardiovascular and psychotherapeutic agents. Also includes endocrine and hormonal drugs, anti-neoplastic and immunosuppressant agents, and respiratory, gastrointestinal, and emergency medications.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 101, 101LC, 104, 104LB, 107, 112, 116, and 116LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 119, DHE 120, DHE 132, DHE 132LB, DHE 150, DHE 150LB, DHE 150LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE132LB Dental Materials Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the lab portion of DHE 132.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 101/101LC, 104/104LB, 107, 112, 116/116LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 119, DHE 120, DHE 122, DHE 132, DHE 150, DHE 150LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE132 Dental Materials Credit Hours: 2.00
Chemical and physical properties of dental materials used in dental practice. Includes introduction to dental materials, preventive sealants and restorative materials, cements, impression materials, gypsum products, and miscellaneous dental materials. Also includes gold and gold casting procedures, whitening tray fabrication, and review of national board content relating to dental materials.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 101/101LC, 104/104LB, 107, 112, 116/116LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 119, DHE 120, DHE 122, DHE 132LB, DHE 150, DHE 150LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE150LB Dental Hygiene II Lab Credit Hours: 0.50
This is the lab portion of DHE 150.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 101/101LC, 104/104LB, 107, 112, 116/116LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 119, DHE 120, DHE 122, DHE 132, DHE 132LB, DHE 150, DHE 150LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE150LC Dental Hygiene II Clinical Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the clinical lab portion of DHE 150.
Prerequisite(s): DHE101/101LC, 104/104LB, 107, 112, 116/116LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 119, DHE 120, DHE 122, DHE 132, DHE 132LB, DHE 150, DHE 150LB
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE150 Dental Hygiene II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of DHE 101/10LC. Application of dental hygiene skills with a variety of clinical patients with simple dental hygiene care plans. Includes instrument review, evidence-based decision making and treatment planning, medical emergency management review, special needs patients, powered instruments, air powder polishing and stain removal, care of dental prostheses, advanced instrumentation and alternate fulcrums, tobacco cessation, subgingival irrigation, and antimicrobials. Also includes dental implant instruments, case studies, table clinics, and laboratory procedures.
Prerequisite(s): DHE101/101LC, 104/104LB, 107, 112, 116/116LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 119, DHE 120, DHE 122, DHE 132, DHE 132LB, DHE 150LB, DHE 150LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE155LC Clinical Dental Hygiene Applications Credit Hours: 1-2.00
Application of dental hygiene skills on a variety of patients with advanced beginner care plans at the advanced beginner level. Includes instrumentation and clinical procedures.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 119, 120, 122, 132/132LB, 150/150LB/150LC.
Course Corequisites:
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
DHE160LC Clinical Skills Enhancement I Credit Hours: .25-2.00
A clinical remediation course designed to support identified first year dental hygiene students who are performing at or below clinic course expectations. Includes education plan, development of individualized clinical remediation plan, and assessment.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course. May be taken two times for a maximum of four credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DHE196 Independent Studies in Dental Hygiene Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Independent clinical applications, reading, projects, or lab activities for continuing student development in dental hygiene under faculty guidance.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DHE208LC Pain and Anxiety Control for Dental Hygiene Clinical Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the clinical lab portion of DHE 208.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 119, 120, 122, 132/132LB, 150/150LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 208, DHE 209, DHE 250, DHE 250LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE208 Pain and Anxiety Control for Dental Hygiene Credit Hours: 1.00
Delivery of local anesthetics. Includes introduction to pain and anxiety control, pharmacology, neurophysiology, and local anesthetic agents, nitrous oxide and oxygen analgesia, health history and complications, treatment, laboratory practices on student partners, emergency procedures, and head and neck anatomy.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 119, 120, 122, 132/132LB, 150/150LB/150LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 208LC, DHE 209, DHE 250, DHE 250LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE209 Ethics and Practice Management Credit Hours: 1.00
Ethical theories and ethical principles and their application to the practice of dental hygiene. Includes the business the dentistry, dental hygiene career opportunities, ethics, and jurisprudence.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 155LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 208, DHE 208LC, DHE 250, DHE 250LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE212 Nutrition for Oral Health Credit Hours: 1.00
Introduction of the principles of nutrition including food sources, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients essential to the oral health of individuals. Includes nutrition as the foundation for general and oral health, nutritional and oral implications of common chronic health conditions, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and fats, minerals and mineralization, medications and oral health, and nutritional concerns for the dentally compromised patient.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 119, 120, 122, 132, 132LB, 150, 150LB, and 150LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 208, DHE 208LC, DHE 209, DHE 209LC, DHE 250
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE213CA Advanced Periodontal Services Clinical - A Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the clinical lab part A portion of DHE 213.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 208, 208LC, 209, 212, 250, 250LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 213, DHE 213CB, DHE 216, DHE 255, DHE 255LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
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DHE213CB Advanced Periodontal Services Clinical - B Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the clinical lab part B portion of DHE 213.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 208, 208LC, 209, 212, 250, 250LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 213, DHE 213CA, DHE 216, DHE 255, DHE 255LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE213 Advanced Periodontal Services Credit Hours: 2.00
Application of Dental Hygiene skills on advanced periodontal patients. Includes periodontal exam and initial phase, treatment plan, periodontal classifications, plaque control, scaling and root planning indications and limitations, sonic and ultrasonic therapy in periodontal services, hand and powered instrumentation, and implant maintenance. Also includes occlusal evaluation and adjustment, assessment, reevaluation of treatment and maintenance, periodontal healing, antimicrobials and antibiotics, surgical procedures, and nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 208, 208LC, 209, 212, 250, 250LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 213CA, DHE 213CB, DHE 216, DHE 255, DHE 255LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE216 Community and Dental Health Education Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of public dental health education. Includes critiquing dental literature, community dental health planning, basic biostatistics, and epidemiology and research in the dental community. Also includes dental needs and demands, dental care delivery and prevention in the United States.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 208/208LC, 209, 250/250LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 213, DHE 213CA, DHE 216CB, DHE 255, DHE 255LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE250LC Dental HygieneIII Clinical Credit Hours: 4.00
This is the clinical lab portion of DHE 250.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 119, 120, 122, 132/132LB, 150/150LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 208, DHE 208LC, DHE 209, DHE 250
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE250 Dental Hygiene III Credit Hours: 3.00
Continuation of DHE 150/150LC. Application of dental hygiene skills with a variety of clinical patients with dental hygiene care plans at the intermediate level. Includes dental hygiene theory and care, instrumentation, and care of patients with various physical disabilities.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 119, 120, 122, 132/132LB, 150/150LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 208, DHE 208LC, DHE 209, DHE 250LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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DHE255LC Dental Hygiene IV Clinical Credit Hours: 3.00
This is the clinical lab portion of DHE 255.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 208, 208LC, 209, 212, 250, and 250LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 213, DHE 213CA, DHE 213CB, DHE 216, DHE 255
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE255 Dental Hygiene IV Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of DHE 250/250LC. Includes application of dental hygiene skills with a variety of clinical patients with dental hygiene care plans at the advanced level. Also includes national, regional, and state exam preparation, advanced instrumentation, and advanced ultrasonic inserts and techniques.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 208, 208LC, 209, 212, 250, and 250LC.
Course Corequisites: DHE 213, DHE 213CA, DHE 213CB, DHE 216, DHE 255LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
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DHE260LC Clinical Skills Enhancement II Credit Hours: .25-2.00
A clinical remediation course designed to support identified second year dental hygiene students who are performing at or below clinic course expectations. Includes identification of need through clinical performance scores, development of individualized clinical remediation plan, and assessment.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course. May be taken two times for a maximum of four credit hours.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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DHE296 Advanced Independent Study: Dental Hygiene Credit Hours: 1-4.00
Students independently continue their development in Dental Hygiene under the guidance of a faculty member.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
Information: May be taken two times for a maximum of eight credit hours.
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes