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This clinical course builds on and expands the technical/clinical skills student dental hygienists developed in Dental Hygiene Process II. In consultation with the instructor, students apply independent problem-solving skills in the course of providing comprehensive care for calculus case type I, II and III patients and case type 0, I, II and III patients. Dental Hygiene Process III introduces root detoxification using hand and ultra-sonic instruments, laser bacterial reduction, selection of dental implant prophylaxis treatment options and administration of chemotherapeutic agents. Students also adapt care plans in order to accommodate patients with special needs.

Prerequisites: 10-508-106 DENTAL HYGIENE PROCESS II, 10-508-108 PERIODONTOLOGY, 10-508-109 CARIOLOGY and 10-508-110 NUTRITION AND DENTAL HEALTH. Condition: Accepted into the Dental Hygiene Associate Degree program.

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