Thursday 10:00 -11:50 AM & Clinics as Scheduled
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Discuss air powered polishing in regards to rationale for use, contraindications, techniques of use, and types of units available.
2. Discuss Piezo ultrasonic scaling in regards to rationale for use, contraindications, techniques of use, and types of units available.
3. Discuss Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen conscious sedation in regards to indications, contraindications, and techniques for administration. Demonstrate set up and administration.
4. Discuss the role of the dental hygienist in treating hospitalized/bedridden patients.
5. Discuss various physical disabilities and the indications and/or contraindications for dental and dental hygiene treatment.
6. Develop and construct his/her personal resume.
7. Identify key elements for successful job interviewing.
8. Conduct a successful job search.
9. Complete various samples of dental insurance forms.
10. Discuss legal and ethical issues facing dental professionals today.
11. Analyze various case studies to determine what ethical, moral, and legal issues might exist; and to determine how to deal with the issues.
12. Learning objectives related to specific topics are given for each class session.
TWO EXAMS will be given for this course. Any student missing an exam due to illness will be allowed to
take it on the first day he/she returns to school.
Each student will be required to construct his/her personal resume and submit (laser printed on resume
paper) by the date noted on the class schedule.
Professional Development Portfolio (PDP):
A maximum of 120 points can be earned for the PDP via the following documentation.
The grade for DH4 will be based on the following
40% Professional Development Portfolio
Den Hygiene Grading Scale (as published)
92 - 100 = A 83 - 91 = B
75 - 82 = C
65 - 74 = D D = Failure in D.HY)
Attendance is critical. Reviewing notes and the reading assignments without active participation in the course clinical and didactic activities will not permit the student to adequately meet course objectives. Therefore,MORE THAN 2 ABSENCES FOR ANY REASON WILL RESULT IN FINAL COURSE GRADE BEING LOWERED ONE FULL LETTER GRADE. In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual decisions may be made.Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of 1 absence. You will be considered tardy if you enter class after the lecture has begun.
Plagiarism: By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a Alimited right@in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The Alimited right@shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student=s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purposes
The American With Disabilities Act:Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility,and employment of individuals in programs and activities. MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515.
It is the student=s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.
Cell Phones: The use of cell phones during lecture classes will not be tolerated, FOR ANY REASON. If you utilize your cell phone without prior permission, the phone will be confiscated for the remainder of the scheduled day.