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DHYG 1010. Dental Hygiene Theory I. 4 Hours.

Covers the theoretical foundations of preventative oral health services used in the dental hygiene process. Emphasizes prevention of disease transmission, body mechanics, patient assessment, basic dental hygiene instrumentation, oral healthcare planning, extrinsic stain removal, topical anesthesia, ethical decision making, and the role and responsibilities of the dental hygienist. Prerequisite: Admission to the Dixie State University Dental Hygiene program. FA.