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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DENH 2015 - Clinic III

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab 12
Course Description: This is the third in the series of clinical courses where students treat patients in the college’s dental clinic under supervision of the dental hygiene faculty. Emphasis is placed on the development of competencies in assessment, diagnosis, documentation, treatment planning, evaluation of outcomes, and implementation of various treatment strategies for patients with moderate to advanced periodontal disease. Students are also required to participate in off-campus rotations where they provide care for patients from diverse age and ethnic groups. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): DENH 2005  
Corequisite(s): DENH 2010  
Recommendation: None

Major Content
1. 12 hours of supervised clinical practice per week in the Century College dental clinic

2. Off-campus clinical rotations
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

1. provide dental hygiene care to patients in the college’s dental clinic under clinical faculty supervision (minimum of 12 hours per week).

2. provide care to patients in off-campus rotation sites, approximately 24 hours per semester under clinical faculty supervision.

3. assess patients’ needs in a variety of dental settings.

4. demonstrate ability to appropriately incorporate advanced techniques in the treatment of periodontal disease.

5. demonstrate advanced techniques used in the assessment of risk factors for oral diseases.

6. demonstrate root planing skills and re-evaluation skills.

7. demonstrate ability to develop an appropriate dental hygiene diagnosis and treatment plan.

8. demonstrate competence in local anesthetic and nitrous oxide administration.

9. demonstrate safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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