Prepares student dental hygienists to assess the periodontal health of patients, plan prevention and treatment of periodontal disease and to evaluate the effectiveness of periodontal treatment plans. Emphasis is placed on the recognition of the signs and causes of periodontal disease and on selection of treatment modalities that minimize risk and restore periodontal health.
Prerequisites: 10-508-102 ORAL ANATOMY, EMBRY, HISTOLOGY, 10-508-103 DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY, 10-806-186 INTRO TO BIOCHEMISTRY and 10-806-197 MICROBIOLOGY. Pre/Corequisites: 10-508-106 DENTAL HYGIENE PROCESS II and 10-508-111 GENERAL & ORAL PATHOLOGY. Condition: Accepted into the Dental Hygienist Associate Degree program.