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2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 216 Oral Care for People Living with Special Needs

Individuals living with special needs may have a higher risk of oral disease due to compromised oral hygiene as a consequence of their impairment, oral manifestations of their particular condition and/or the side effects of drug regimes. This course will explore the concerns for providing and enabling the delivery of oral care for people whose medical, physical, psychological or social situations make it necessary to modify normal dental routines. The course will address the dental hygiene process of care in developing and implementing provisions of multidisciplinary oral health care for a wide variety of patients living with special needs. The course also will include effective communication techniques and describe an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and coordinated approach to oral care for individuals living with special needs. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
Pre-requisite(s): DHYG 206 Pathology ; DHYG 207 Periodontology ; DHYG 231 Clinical Dental Hygiene II .
Co-requisite(s): DHYG 211 Advanced Community Dental Services ; DHYG 217 Pharmacology ; DHYG 240 Preventive Dentistry IV .
Terms Offered: Spring
Offered Distance Learning: No
Credits: 2
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 2