Dental Hygiene Courses
DHYG 50A - Dental Hygiene Orientation I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify and list the policies and procedures in the dental hygiene program


DHYG 50B - Dental Hygiene Orientation II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Discuss and implement scheduling strategies to fulfill clinical requirements
  2. Create a treatment plan which identifies risk factors, goals, interventions and evaluation, specific to patient needs
  3. Discuss forms, criteria, placement, evaluation and follow-up related to ITRs
  4. this is a practice outcome


DHYG 50C - Dental Hygiene Orientation III
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Discuss and implement scheduling strategies to fulfill clinical requirements for graduation.
  2. Discuss and explain criteria for the regional clinical board exams to successfully pass the Mock Board Exam.


DHYG 51 - General and Oral Pathology
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify and describe developmental disturbances, periapical disease, and oral lesions of the oral cavity
  2. Identify and describe oral manifestations of chemical and traumatic injuries, and systemic, immune, metabolic and genetic disorders, related to the oral cavity
  3. Identify and discuss adaptation of treatment, documentation, and referral for oral lesions, related to dental hygiene care


DHYG 52A - Periodontics
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Discuss and the describe the clinical, histological and microbial changes in the periodontium associated with periodontal disease
  2. Discuss and contrast etiology, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning related to gingivitis and periodontal disease
  3. Describe differences, methods and benefits of nonsurgical and surgical periodontal therapy
  4. Discuss the significance of periodontal maintenance


DHYG 52B - Advanced Periodontics
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe systemic conditions and related treatment modifications required for patient care
  2. Identify and discuss changes in oral tissue related to: endocrine disorders, autoimmune disease, pulmonary disorders, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, addictions and cancer
  3. Discuss implant maintenance, periodontal evaluation and patient education


DHYG 54 - Pharmacology
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify and discuss drugs commonly prescribed in the dental practice, their pharmacologic and therapeutic effects, mechanism of action, adverse effects, clinical uses, and side effects
  2. Identify and discuss commonly prescribed drugs, there pharmacologic action and therapeutic use, potential drug interactions and adverse effects related to the provision of dental hygiene care


DHYG 55A - Dental Materials
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Distinguish and discuss the properties related to dental materials
  2. demonstrate taking an alginate impression and pouring/trimming the associated plaster model
  3. fabricate a bleaching tray and/or mouthguard
  4. discuss theory and decision making process for placement of an IRT restoration
  5. demonstrate placement and evaluation of an ITR restoration
  6. demonstrate placement of: Tofflemire matrix, IRM temporary restoration, rubber dam, dental sealant, and periodontal dressing to competency
  7. demonstrate: care/maintenance of removable appliances, removal of sutures, removal of supra/subgingival cement


DHYG 56A - Community Dental Health I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Design a community dental health program using program implementation methodology including: assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation
  2. Design a timeline, SWOT analysis, goals and objectives, funding, budget and budget justification, staffing plan, resources plan related to a community dental health program
  3. Discuss and apply epidemiological concepts including: terminology, indices, statistical tests related to public health case studies


DHYG 56B - Community Dental Health II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Apply health promotion and disease prevention theories in the planning, implementation, evaluation and presentation of results of a community dental health project
  2. Communicate risks and benefits of community water fluoridation
  3. Discuss history, theory, legislation and scope of practice related to the placement of ITRs
  4. Discuss the national impact Teledentistry and ITR placement has on oral health


DHYG 57 - Expanded Functions for the Dental Hygienist
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. determine patient suitability to receive local anesthesia based on patient's medical and dental history
  2. properly prepare armamentarium for administration of local anesthesia
  3. determine and administer appropriate local anesthesia based on patient assessments and need, to a level of competency
  4. administer N20/02 sedation based on patient assessments and need, to a level of competency
  5. treatment plan and administer soft tissue curettage based on a patients periodontal assessment, to a level of competency


DHYG 58 - Dental Office Practice
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Discuss and integrate ethical principles and moral philosophies related to the provision of dental hygiene care.
  2. Identify and discuss: scope of practice, malpractice and illegal practice of the dentist, dental hygienist, and dental assistant as stated in the California Dental Practice Act, and as identified by the Dental Hygiene Committee of California.
  3. Write a professional resume.
  4. Discuss and explain the legal provisions and framework created in AB1174 related to the placement of an Interim Therapeutic Restoration (ITR), and scope of practice as outlined in the Dental Practice Act.


DHYG 60 - Dental Anatomy and Morphology
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. integrate and identify the histology of tooth structures related to embryological tooth development and tooth anomolies
  2. identify and state distinguishing anatomical features of the dentition
  3. complete a restorative charting procedure at a level of competency
  4. discuss Angle's classification of malocclusion and orofacial myofunctional considerations and how it relates to patient care


DHYG 60S - DENTAL ANATOMY AND MORPHOLOGY INDEPENDENT STUDY
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. integrate and identify the histology of tooth structures related to embryological tooth development and tooth anomolies
  2. identify and state distinguishing anatomical features of the dentition
  3. complete a restorative charting procedure at a level of competency
  4. discuss Angle's classification of malocclusion and orofacial myofunctional considerations and how it relates to patient care


DHYG 61 - Head and Neck Anatomy
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. integrate anatomical structures of the head and neck related to the pathways of infection
  2. integrate the anatomical structures and landmarks of the head and neck related to the administration of local anesthesia
  3. identify and discuss anatomical features of the TMJ
  4. integrate dental anatomy with the ethical issues related to dental hygiene care


DHYG 61S - Head and Neck Anatomy Independent Study
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. To be submitted separately


DHYG 68 - Extended Clinical Experiences
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Apply to retake the state licensing exam


DHYG 69A - Oral Health Care Education
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Compare and contrast the design characteristics of contemporary manual toothbrush models on the market
  2. demonstrate on a typodont different manual tooth brushing techniques (i.e. Bass, Stillman’s and Charters’)
  3. Identify and recommend the proper adjunct oral hygiene aid to meet identified patient needs


DHYG 69B - Treatment and Evaluation in Dental Hygiene
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Discuss and utilize the Human Needs theory to determine unmet human needs which can be met through dental hygiene therapy
  2. Discuss and apply the oral health risk assessment formula to patient care


DHYG 71A - Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe and utilize infection control protocols for prevention of disease transmission
  2. Apply the medical history and patient interview to determine patient's medical and dental status and identify specific conditions that may indicate the need for a physician consultation
  3. Demonstrate and explain the extra/intraoral examination procedure including the normal clinical appearance of associated anatomical structures and common abnormalities
  4. Describe and demonstrate use of the periodontal probe, explorer, universal curet and sickle scalers on a student partner


DHYG 71B - Clinical Dental Hygiene
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Collect and analyze patient assessment data to formulate a comprehensive dental hygiene treatment for all clinic patients
  2. Apply principles of instrumentation with the proper use of assessment and scale/root planing instruments on all clinical patients
  3. Recognize and adhere to the ethical and legal principles involved when providing dental hygiene care to all clinical patients
  4. Select an appropriate patient for, and complete a test case with a minimum grade of 75%


DHYG 71S - Pre-clinical Dental Hygiene Independent Study
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe and demonstrate use of the periodontal probe, explorer, universal curet, and sickle scaler on a typodont


DHYG 72S - Advanced Periodontal Procedure
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify and discuss proper utilization of all clinic forms
  2. discuss and demonstrate on a typodont: Gracey instrumentation and advanced fulcrum techniques
  3. demonstrate correct sharpening technique of a Gracey curette
  4. safely assemble and disassemble a syringe for administration of local anesthesia


DHYG 73 - Educational Theories in Dental Hygiene Care
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. integrate teaching theories and learning methodologies into an oral health project presentation
  2. write a PICO question
  3. implement research strategies to write a literature review based on a selected oral hygiene related topic
  4. evaluate and discuss research methodologies including: data sources and types, descriptive statistics, sampling methods, study types, and central tendency
  5. prepare and present a table clinic on a selected topic related to dental hygiene/oral health


DHYG 74A - Dental Radiography I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe basic principles and concepts of x-radiation
  2. Describe and demonstrate radiation protection procedures for the operator and patient
  3. Produce a diagnostic full mouth radiographic survey on an adult patient with a minimum grade of 84%
  4. Evaluate all radiographs in terms of technical quality, accuracy, and diagnostic acceptability


DHYG 74B - Dental Radiography II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Expose and interpret dental radiographs
  2. Implement ADA criteria for making an evidence based decision regarding taking of dental radiographs


DHYG 75 - Medical Emergencies
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. locate emergency kit(s), oxygen, and adjunct medical emergency equipment
  2. create and implement an emergency action plan for the Chabot dental hygiene clinic
  3. develop and present a medical emergency outline for the following conditions: unconsciousness, vasodepression, syncope, hyperventilation, hypertension, airway obstruction, asthma, acute adrenal insufficiency, heart failure, acute pulmonary edema, chest pain, angina pectoris, cerebral vascular incident, seizures, diabetes, thyroid gland dysfunction, drug overdose and allergic reactions
  4. 3.Identify signs and symptoms for and discuss treatment and prevention for the following condition categories: unconsciousness, respiratory distress, altered consciousness, seizures, drug related emergencies, chest pain and cardiac arrest


DHYG 80A - Patient Management
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Provide a comprehensive dental hygiene treatment plan for the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.


DHYG 80B - Advanced Clinical Topics
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe the techniques for the care and maintenance of dental implants; contributing factors in disease development; techniques for tooth desensitization, and use of chemotherapeutic agents applicable to private practice.
  2. Define self-evaluation for ergonomics and prevention of occupational risks.
  3. Describe comprehensive dental hygiene therapy planning and treatment including periodontal maintenance.


DHYG 81A - Clinical Practice I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop, present and implement a comprehensive, evidence based dental hygiene care plan
  2. Identify and implement appropriate pain control procedures
  3. Identify, place, evaluate and determine proper follow-up protocol for an Interim Therapeutic Restoration (ITR)
  4. Plan and implement a dental hygiene care plan based on identified medical/health conditions of the patient
  5. Assess, Plan, Implement and evaluate a comprehensive dental hygiene care plan based on identified patient needs
  6. Demonstrate proper technique and effectively remove calculus with Gracey curettes
  7. Complete and pass assigned case difficulty text cases


DHYG 81B - Clinical Practice II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop, present and implement a comprehensive, evidence based dental hygiene care plan
  2. Identify and implement appropriate pain control procedures
  3. Identify, place, evaluate and determine proper follow-up for an Interim Therapeutic Restoration (ITR)
  4. Plan and implement a dental hygiene care plan based on identified medical/health conditions of the patient
  5. Identify patient need and administer advanced periodontal care techniques including: soft tissue curettage, subgingival irrigation to a level of competency


DHYG 82A - Clinical Experience Seminar I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. List and define clinic protocols
  2. Discuss and implement treatment protocols related to: HIV/TB/Hepatitis/Diabetes/CDC Guidelines/Systemic Links; follow-up procedures related to ITRs
  3. Discuss legal considerations related to Tele-dentistry, ITRs and Radiographic decision making


DHYG 82B - Clinical Experience Seminar II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop an ethical and comprehensive patient care plan based on patient needs, periodontal classification, goals, values, and preferences.
  2. Develop interactive and comprehensive patient based goals related to CaMBRA, diet, scheduled maintenance and daily oral hygiene education/recommendations.
  3. Discuss HIPAA and its role in dentistry.
  4. Develop an appropriate assessment and maintenance schedule for completed ITRs.


DHYG 83 - Patients with Special Needs
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Use appropriate terminology and effectively communicate with patients with special needs.
  2. Identify barriers to oral health care for individuals with special needs and be able to formulate a comprehensive treatment plan.