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DES 1020   OROFACIAL ANATOMY

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisite: DES 1020L. This course is the study of skeletal, oral, muscular, circulatory, nervous and glandular structures of the head, neck and oral cavity. Also included is the study of macroscopic anatomy and morphology of the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity. 32 contact hours.

DES 1020L   OROFACIAL ANATOMY LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program. Corequisite: DES 1020. This course is designed to enable students to identify and reproduce the teeth and orofacial structures, including morphology of hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity, head and neck, and their surrounding structures. Experience with clinical examination of these structures is also included. 45 contact hours.

DES 1200   DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: DES 1020/1020L with grades of "C" or better and Corequisite: DES 1200L with a minimum grade of "C". This course provides the fundamental background and theory for the safe and effective use of ionizing radiation as it relates to dentistry. It encompasses the history of x-rays, production and uses of radiation, dental radiographic film, exposure factors, interpretation of dental radiographs, and radiation protection. 32 contact hours.

DES 1200L   DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY LABORATORY

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: DES 1020/1020L and DEH 1000 with minimum grades of "C" and Corequisite: DES 1200 with a minimum grade of "C". In this laboratory course, emphasis is placed on proficiency in exposing diagnostically acceptable dental images. Laboratory sessions provide experience in the use of x-ray machines, digital and analog imaging, various exposure projections and techniques, processing, mounting, interpreting and critiquing dental images. 45 contact hours.

DES 1601   EMERGENCIES IN DENTAL HYGIENE

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic dental medical emergencies. Special emphasis will be placed on etiology, sign, treatment and prevention of emergencies in the dental hygiene environment. 16 contact hours.

DES 2100   DENTAL MATERIALS

credits: 2  
Prerequisites: DEH 1003/1003L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: DES 2100L. This course is a study of the chemical, physical and biological properties of materials used in dentistry, as well as, their manipulation and utilization. 32 contact hours.

DES 2100L   DENTAL MATERIALS LABORATORY

credits: 1  
Prerequisites: DEH 1003/1003L with grades of "C" or better. Corequisite: DES 2100. This course is a practical, hands-on approach to dental materials to enhance the students' understanding of the physical and chemical properties of the materials. 45 contact hours.

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