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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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DHY 233 - Preventative Dentistry/Nutrition

Last Date of Approval: fall 2021

2 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course focuses on preventing disease and nutrition’s effect on oral health throughout the life cycle. It establishes the principles of counseling and emphasizes patient education and instruction in preventive dentistry necessary to maintain optimum oral health. This course is only offered to students who are accepted into the dental hygiene program. This course will help students develop knowledge of preventing disease and nutrition and to use these skills to critically think as they evaluate dental hygiene patients. This knowledge will be beneficial to the career of dental hygiene. 

Corequisites: DHY 183
Mode(s) of Instruction: face to face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Common Course Assessment(s): Comprehensive final examination

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  1. Understand and demonstrate the use of dental sealants.
  2. Explain the mechanism that makes fluoride and antimicrobial agents effective in preventing dental diseases.
  3. Define and demonstrate various oral hygiene techniques.
  4. Explain the role of diet in the production of dental disease and relate the importance of nutritional changes throughout one’s life. 
  5. Identify and explain the major nutrients and how they provide the body with energy and ability to function. 

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