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DHYG 217 Pharmacology

Pharmacology introduces the dental hygiene student to drugs associated with dentistry. General principles of pharmacology and therapeutics are studied, followed by a detailed study of specific drugs used routinely in dentistry. Drugs prescribed for medical reasons that have dental significance also are described. Knowledge of pharmacology is essential for the dental hygienist in order to understand the drugs he or she is handling, the medications patients may be taking, and the actions of the drugs the dentist prescribes. This knowledge is an integral part of patient management and used to determine the need for medical consults, modifications of the dental hygiene care plan and in striving for patient centered care at all times. Open only to matriculated Dental Hygiene students.
Pre-requisite(s): BIOL 136 Anatomy and Physiology ; BIOL 205 Microbiology ; DHYG 231 Clinical Dental Hygiene II .
Co-requisite(s): DHYG 216 Oral Care for People Living with Special Needs ; DHYG 240 Preventive Dentistry IV ; DHYG 241 Clinical Dental Hygiene III .
Terms Offered: Spring
Offered Distance Learning: No
Credits: 2
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 2