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Dental Hygiene

Biological and Health Sciences (650) 949-7538
There is a selective admission process to enroll in these classes. For an application, call (650) 949-7538.

17 Courses/Sections found for Spring 2014     (Each listing represents a different section.)
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Course IDCourse TitleUnits
CRN # Course Activity Time Days Instructor Location

D H 55AFUNDAMENTALS OF PATHOLOGY I2 Units
Introduction to general pathology and specific pathologic processes, repair, healing, and regressive changes. Social significance of pathology. Intended for students in the dental hygiene program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: D H 52B.
40019 D H -055A-01 Lecture01:30 PM-03:20 PMMHOROWITZ, KENNETH5302

D H 56APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY IN DENTISTRY2 Units
This course is a study of drugs by groups with special emphasis on those drugs and medications used in dentistry. The physical and chemical properties, dosage and therapeutic effects of each group of drug will be discussed. The dental hygiene implications for patients taking different drugs will be emphasized. Intended for students in the dental hygiene program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: BIOL 58, D H 61A or licensed dental hygienist or dentist.
40020• D H -056.-01W LectureTBATBACHAN, PATTIONLINE
D H -056.-01W: Offered via Internet. After registering, you must refer to course descriptions at www.foothill.edu/fga/ for information on how to begin.

D H 57APERIODONTICS I2 Units
Examination of anatomy and physiology of periodontium. Correlation of basic sciences with the clinical aspects of periodontal diseases. Etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. Intended for students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: D H 52B.
40021 D H -057A-01 Lecture01:30 PM-03:20 PMWHOROWITZ, KENNETH5302

D H 57CPERIODONTICS III2 Units
This course will examine the role of the dental hygienist in nonsurgical periodontal therapy, periodontal surgical therapy, and periodontal maintenance therapy. A periodontal competency report both oral and written is required. Intended for students in the dental hygiene program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: D H 57B.
40022 D H -057C-01 Lecture09:00 AM-10:50 AMTHOROWITZ, KENNETH5302

D H 60EDENTAL RADIOGRAPHY V.5 Unit
Final course in a series on dental radiography for students enrolled in the dental hygiene program. Increase in patient requirements and the attainment 90% scores or higher on film evaluations. Emphasis is on time efficiency, technique accuracy and patient management. Increased skill in film exposures, processing and the interpretation of dental diseases.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: D H 60D.
40023 D H -060E-01 Lecture-Laboratory11:00 AM-11:50 AMTYAMAMOTO, JUDY5302

D H 61BINTRODUCTION TO CLINIC4.5 Units
An introduction to clinical dental hygiene practice. An emphasis on assessing, planning, and implementing comprehensive dental hygiene care on patients in a clinical setting. Students apply knowledge, critical thinking, and basic clinical skills acquired in previous completed dental hygiene courses. Students will also learn about dental hygiene care for diverse patient populations and management of patients with special needs. Enrollment limited to students enrolled in the dental hygiene program.
3 hours lecture, 9 hours clinic. (144 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: Completion of D H 61A and 52B with grade of "C" or higher; possession of a current CPR certificate.
40024 D H -061B-01 Laboratory08:00 AM-12:15 PMTBETTENCOURT, EVELYN5312
  Lecture 09:00 AM-11:50 AMThLANE, EMILY5302
  Laboratory 01:00 PM-05:15 PMThLIRAG, ZENAIDA5312

D H 62DCLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE IV6 Units
Continuation of clinical dental hygiene practice providing comprehensive dental hygiene care in a clinic setting on patients. Development of progress in clinical performance with each successive academic period. Intended for students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program.
1 hour lecture, 30 hours clinic. (372 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: D H 62C.
40635 D H -062D-01 LaboratoryTBAFBETTENCOURT, EVELYN5312
  Lecture 08:00 AM-08:50 AMWCHAN, PATTI5301
  Laboratory TBAMTWThHOROWITZ, KENNETH5312

D H 64ETHICS, LAW & DENTAL OFFICE PRACTICES2 Units
This course covers the subjects of ethics, jurisprudence and practice aspects of dental hygiene practice. Emphasis will be placed on the challenges of providing ethical care in the clinical setting. The laws and regulations effecting the practice of dental hygiene will be analyzed and the scope of practice of dental professionals as outlined by the California Dental Practice Act will be examined. Intended for the dental hygiene student.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: Admissions to the Dental Hygiene Program.
40025 D H -064.-01 Lecture01:30 PM-03:20 PMWMURPHY, KATHLEEN6707

D H 68ARADIOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION2 Units
Interpretation of intraoral and panoramic radiographs. Emphasis on normal, atypical and pathological structures. Identification of dental anomalies, dental materials and the interpretation of disease. Analysis of the progression of dental caries, periodontal disease, and periapical lesions. Course is intended for students enrolled in the dental hygiene program.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisites: D H 60A and 60B.
40026 D H -068A-01 Lecture08:00 AM-08:50 AMMWYAMAMOTO, JUDY5302

D H 70RINDEPENDENT STUDY IN DENTAL HYGIENE1-4 Unit
This course of study provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Dental Hygiene beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
3 hours per week, per unit, as determined by unit value of the contracted project or course of study; 36-144 hours total.
41290 D H -070R-01 LectureTBATBASTAFF, MTBA
D H -070R-01: This is a variable unit course. Students need to complete an independent contract with the instructor at the beginning of the quarter. Please contact the director, Phyllis Spragge, for more information.

D H 75CCLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY III1.5 Units
This course is designed to aid the student in identifying an appropriate patient for clinical state and/or regional board licensing exam for Dental Hygienists and in identifying and anticipating methods which will influence a successful board experience. Supportive course to reinforce and amplify the knowledge and skills needed to perform dental hygiene procedures. Intended for students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program.
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter.)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.
40027 D H -075C-01 Lecture01:30 PM-02:20 PMMCHAN, PATTI5210
  Laboratory 02:30 PM-05:20 PMMCHAN, PATTI5312

D H 200LINTRODUCTION TO DENTAL HYGIENE1 Unit
Introduction to the profession of dental hygiene. Emphasis on dental terminology, communication skills, licensure requirements and clinical and lab techniques related to dental hygiene clinical practice. Discussion of the requirements for the Dental Hygiene Program.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
40028• D H -200L-52W LectureTBATBALEICHT, JENNIFERONLINE

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