An introduction to the didactic and clinical techniques and principles involved in the practice of dental hygiene. Emphasis is on the principles of optimal patient care including: aseptic techniques, patient assessment, personal oral hygiene and plaque control, fundamentals of instrumentation and related body mechanics, principles of instrument sharpening and emerging modalities.
DEN 1114 is a fundamental course that will assist in the development of the dental hygiene competencies. Basic principles of histology and embryology are studied with emphasis on tissues of the oral cavity and contiguous structures and their clinical considerations in dental hygiene treatment. Knowledge of the normal tissues of the oral cavity and surrounding structures is the basis for understanding diseases and abnormalities that are commonly encountered in dental hygiene practice. Also included is the study of the development of the face, oral cavity, the tooth and its surrounding structures.
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Student American Dental Hygiene Association is a student organization for first and second-year Dental Hygiene students, faculty, and alumni. This club is hosted by professor Anna Matthews and your classmates SADHA student-officers. Please become a member by clicking “Join now”.