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DHYG 3590. Oral Microbiology. 2 Hours.

Provides knowledge of mechanisms and structures of bacteria colonizing the oral cavity. Focus is on those specific bacteria that contribute to the pathogenesis of two major oral diseases specifically, periodontitis and dental caries. The role of biofilm in pathological outcomes and possible involvement oral bacteria have in exacerbation of systemic diseases are also explored. Prerequisite: Admission to the Dixie State University Dental Hygiene program. FA.