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            Dental Hygiene - AS

What is the Associate in Science in
Dental Hygiene?                                                                                                                               Program of Study
The Dental Hygiene program prepares students for licensure and entry into the profession                                                      Liberal Arts and Sciences (30 credits)
of Dental Hygiene, as well as certification in the administration of local infiltration                                                       *BIO 166 Anatomy & Physiology..............................4
anesthesia/nitrous oxide analgesia. The Department of Dental Hygiene is accredited by                                                         *CHM 140 Intro.to General, Organic and
the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Graduates receive an Associate in Science                                                             Biochemistry ...........................................................4
                                                                                                                                              BIO 220 Medical Microbiology.................................4
degree and are eligible to sit for the National Board Examination in Dental Hygiene, as                                                       *EGL 101 Composition: Rhetoric .............................3
well as State and Regional Practical Board Examinations for dental hygienists.                                                                EGL 102 Composition: Literature .............................3
                                                                                                                                              PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology ........................3
Students perform a variety of comprehensive services at the College’s technologically                                                         SOC 122 Introductory Sociology or
advanced Dental Hygiene Care Center. Among these services are thorough assessment of                                                          SOC 228 Society and Health ...................................3
oral conditions, non-surgical periodontal therapy (scaling and root planing of teeth), exposing,                                              SPE 201 Oral Communications................................3
processing and interpreting oral x-rays, patient education and nutritional counseling.                                                        General Education Elective (By Advisement Math,
                                                                                                                                              History, Arts
The Dental Hygiene Care Center is in compliance with all OSHA/Infection Control                                                               or Language ............................................................3
                                                                                                                                              *Must be completed prior to admission for students
regulations regarding infectious diseases and bloodborne pathogens. Applicants must
                                                                                                                                              not coming directly from high school. (Students can
submit evidence of satisfactory health including titres for measles, mumps and rubella                                                        matriculate into Health \Studies certificate program
and Hepatitis B, in advance of registration. It is strongly recommended that students                                                         or attend as a non-matriculated student to complete
who test negative for Hepatitis B receive the appropriate vaccine.                                                                            prerequisite(s) requirements.)
                                                                                                                                              Please refer to the General Education and Writing
Typical Employment Opportunities:                                                                                                             Intensive Requirements Sections in the front of the
Private Dental Offices, Geriatric Facilities, Public Health Agencies, Research                                                                catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that
                                                                                                                                              requirements are satisfied.
Laboratories, School Health Services, Pharmaceutical Corporations, Private Care Center,
Dental Supply Companies, Hospitals, Armed Forces, Insurance Companies or Managed                                                              Required:
Care Facilities.                                                                                                                              Dental Hygiene (50 credits)
                                                                                                                                              DEN 102 Dental Materials & Expanded Functions ...3
Dental Hygiene (AS) Program Objectives:                                                                                                       DEN 105 Dental & Oral Anatomy .............................3
                                                                                                                                              DEN 106 Oral Radiology I ........................................3
  Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide comprehensive
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  dental hygiene care to the general population including the adolescent, geriatric and                                                       DEN 110 Preventive Oral Health Concepts...............2
                                                                                                                                              DEN 115 Clinical Dental Hygiene .............................3
  special needs patient.
                                                                                                                                              DEN 120 Preventive Oral Health Concepts II ...........2
  Graduates will develop an expertise in the area of health promotion and disease
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                                                                                                                                              DEN 125 Clinical Dental Hygiene II ..........................3
                                                                                                                                              DEN 126 Periodontology..........................................2
  prevention through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of community                                                         DEN 201 Pain Management ....................................2
  based oral health programs and effective interaction with diverse population groups.



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                                                                                                                                              DEN 203 Principles of Nutrition for Oral
                                                                                                                                              Health Professionals ................................................2
  Graduates will develop a sense of professionalism as health care providers including
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                                                                                                                                              DEN 205 Oral Pathology ..........................................3
  self assessment, recognition and management of ethical, legal and regulatory issues,                                                        DEN 207 Oral Radiology II .......................................1
  and evaluation of scientific literature as it relates to the profession of dental hygiene.                                                  DEN 212 Pharmacology ...........................................2
                                                                                                                                              DEN 221 Oral Health Education...............................2
                                                                                                                                              DEN 222 Community Oral Health ............................2
                                                                                                                                              DEN 230 Preventive Oral Health Concepts III ..........2
   Curriculum Summary                                                                                                                         DEN 235 Clinical Dental Hygiene III .........................4
                                                                                                                                              DEN 240 Dental Practice Management,
   Degree Type: ............................................... AS       For additional information:                                          Ethics & Jurisprudence............................................2
   Total Required Credits: .............................. 80             Dr. Laura Joseph, Chair
                                                                                                                                              DEN 245 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV .........................5
                                                                         Department of Dental Hygiene
   Admission Requirements                                                laura.joseph@farmingdale.edu                                         Total Credits: .............................................. 80
   2 units of Defined Math;                                              631-420-2060                                                         Once a student has been admitted to DEN105,
   Laboratory Biology and Laboratory Chemistry;                          School of Health Sciences                                            courses must be completed in semester sequence,
   *Eng 101, *BIO 166 & *CHM 140                                         Dean’s Office: ........................... 631-420-2171              without interruption. Any student who misses
    * For students not coming directly from high school.                 Office of Admissions: ................ 631-420-2200
                                                                                                                                              a semester will not be permitted to continue in
   Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to
                                                                                                                                              the program until approval has been obtained
   age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
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(if granted) from the Admissions and Academic                            DEN 110 Preventive Oral Health Concepts I                                   DEN 207 Oral Radiology Laboratory II
                                                                         This course is an introduction to the study of Dental Hygiene.              Laboratory activities and experiences are designed to provide
Standards Committee of the Dental Hygiene                                It includes an overview of the dental hygiene profession to                 students with further practice in developing skills with intra-
Department. Students who have been given                                 include current and future roles of the Dental hygienist. Special           oral radiographic techniques. In addition, students will learn
permission to continue in the program will be                            emphasis is placed on the hygienist as periodontal co-therapist,            supplemental techniques that are not limited to, but include:
                                                                         the responsibility of the dental hygienist to the profession and            occlusal, extra-oral, digital, panoramic, and special patients.
required to take the skills refresher course DEN 015.                    the development and strengthening of values that pertain to the             Interpretation of radiographs will be emphasized, with integration
Procedural information may be obtained from the                          profession of dental hygiene. Other topics to be covered include:           of the role that radiographs play in the dental hygiene diagnosis and
Department Chair of Dental Hygiene in Gleeson Hall.                      principles of instrument design and use; disease transmission               treatment planning.
                                                                         control; etiology and role of dental biofilm and calculus; importance       Prerequisite(s): DEN 106
Notes: The nature of this program will expose                            of medical histories; measuring and recording of vital signs;               (0,2) 1 credit                                                    Fall
students to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens.                     office emergencies and planning implications for the medically
The Dental Hygiene Department adheres strictly to                        compromised patient.                                                        DEN 212 Pharmacology
                                                                         Corequisite(s): DEN 115, DEN 105                                            The study of drug actions in the body with emphasis on those drugs
the Occupational and Safety Health Administration                        (2,0) 2 credits                                                             used in dentistry. Legal implications, regulatory agencies, and
(OSHA) Guidelines for infectious disease control.                                                                                                    principles of prescription writing will be explored.
                                                                         DEN 115 Clinical Dental Hygiene I                                           Prerequisite(s): CHM140, BIO 166, BIO 220, DEN 120, DEN 125
Students must be certified in basic life support                         This is a clinical course in the practical application of dental            (2,0) 2 credits                                                Fall
procedures prior to entering the clinical sequence.                      hygiene techniques with supplemental discussions related to the
                                                                         clinical practice of the dental hygienist. Emphasis is placed on            DEN 221 Oral Health Education
Students are required to provide their own                               proper patient and operator positioning; use of dental equipment;           An introduction to the principles of health education, its methodology
transportation to off campus field experiences. For                      maintenance of an aseptic environment; intra and extra-oral exams,          and evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills in
all field experiences, student dress must conform                        measuring and recording of vital signs, instrumentation principles          planning and implementing health educational units. Participation
                                                                         and techniques, recognizing and removing hard and soft deposits.            in school and community health promotion projects are included.
with field agency protocol.                                              Polishing and sharpening of instruments along with techniques and           Prerequisite(s): DEN 110, DEN 115
                                                                         theory are included.                                                        (2,0) 2 credits                                                    Fall
Students are required to purchase their own                              Corequisite(s): DEN 105, DEN 110
instruments and specific clinically related supplies.                    (0,8) 3 credits                                                Fall         DEN 222 Community Oral Health
                                                                                                                                                     A study of public health concepts and theories and their application
A grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be maintained in                     DEN 120 Preventive Oral Health Concepts II                                  to federal, state and local levels. Included in program planning
all courses with a DEN, BIO or CHM prefix. A failure                     This course is a continuation of the study of Dental Hygiene. This          methodology is methods of assessment, evaluation and statistical
in a clinically related area constitutes withdrawal                      course includes a detailed study of such preventive dental hygiene          analysis. Special attention is given to the role of the dental hygienist
                                                                         techniques as fluorides, nutritional counseling, patient motivation         as an integral member of the health care team.
from the Dental Hygiene curriculum.                                      and management, oral physiotherapy techniques. Also covered                 Prerequisite(s): DEN 221
                                                                         are discussions on dental hygiene care planning, dental biofilm,            (2,0) 2 credits                                                  Spring
Students are also required to provide their own                          calculus,
patients (approximately 8) for clinic during the                         caries, dental products, desensitization, periodontal and restorative       DEN 230 Preventive Oral Health Concepts III
second semester of the program.                                          charting. A research paper on an aspect of preventive dentistry will        This course is a continuation of the development, assessment
                                                                         be expected from each student.                                              and evaluation of dental hygiene practice and knowledge through
A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)                          Prerequisite(s): DEN 105, DEN 110, DEN 115                                  a variety of classroom techniques. Values’ clarification, new
                                                                         Corequisite(s): DEN 125                                                     advancements/technology, and current preventive methods will be
Examination with a minimum score of 550 (paper), 213                     (2,0) 2 credits S                                              pring        discussed. Preventive oral health techniques and treatment care
(computer), or 79 (internet) will be required as a condition                                                                                         in association with special needs patients will be emphasized. It
for entrance into the Dental Hygiene program for:                        DEN 125 Clinical Dental Hygiene II                                          is intended that the student will utilize this information to assist
                                                                         A continuation of the practical applications of dental hygiene              him or her clinically to develop a patient specific protocol and
a) applicants who are foreign born high school                           techniques with supplemental lectures and discussions related to            comprehensive treatment plan for the child, adolescent, adult,
   seniors and have had ESL (English as a Second                         the clinical practice of the dental hygienist.                              geriatric and medically compromised patient.
   Language) courses in high school or                                   Prerequisite(s): DEN 105, DEN 110, DEN 115                                  Prerequisite(s): DEN 120, DEN 125, BIO 220
                                                                         Corequisite(s): DEN 120                                                     Corequisite(s): DEN 235
b) applicants with secondary credentials from a                          (0,8) 3 credits                                               Spring        (2,0) 2 credits
   foreign non-English speaking country, regardless
   of any coursework completed in the United States.                     DEN 126 Periodontology                                                      DEN 235 Clinical Dental Hygiene III
                                                                         A basic understanding of the principles and concepts associated             A continuation of the development of and application of dental
Exceptions may be made based on credentials.                             with periodontology, including a detailed study of the periodontal          hygiene skills and knowledge through clinical practice in hospitals
                                                                         tissues in both health and disease. Special emphasis is placed              and clinics both on and off campus. Clinical participation with new
DEN 102 Dental Materials and Expanded Functions                          on the role of the dental hygienist as a periodontal co-therapist in        innovations, and current preventive techniques in the practice of
The study of dental materials and devices. Laboratory manipulation       the development of skills necessary to provide initial non-surgical         dental hygiene and application of the expanded roles of the dental
of materials commonly used in the dental office. Expanded functions      and supportive periodontal therapy within the framework of a                hygienist will be emphasized.
legally allowed in New York State shall be taught to clinical or where   comprehensive dental hygiene care plan.                                     Prerequisite(s): DEN 120, DEN 125, BIO 220
indicated in course outline, to laboratory proficiency.                  Prerequisite(s): DEN 105, DEN 110, DEN 115, BIO 220                         Corequisite(s): DEN 230
Prerequisite(s): DEN 105                                                 (2,0) 2 credits                                              Spring         (0,12) 4 credits                                                Fall
(2,2) 3 credits                                                 Spring
                                                                         DEN 201 Pain Management                                                     DEN 240 Dental Practice Management, Ethics
DEN 105 Dental and Oral Anatomy                                          This course is designed to provide an in depth study of anesthesia          and Jurisprudence
The study of the anatomy of the oral, facial complex and the             and pain management as it is used in Dentistry. The mechanism               Through a variety of classroom techniques, the development,
morphology of the dentitions. Emphasis is placed on technical            of actions of anesthetic agents as well as other methods of pain            assessment and evaluation of dental hygiene practice will be
dental terminology as well as occlusion.                                 control will be studied, demonstrated, and practiced.                       continued. Lectures and discussions will focus on current issues in
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Dental Hygiene program                 Prerequisite(s): DEN 102, 106, 108, 120, 125, 126                           dental hygiene including ethics, jurisprudence, dental law, practice
(2,3) 3 credits                                          Fall            (1,2) 2 credits                                               Fall          management and alternative practice settings. Presentations will
                                                                                                                                                     be held on resume writing and role playing for job interviewing.
DEN 106 Oral Radiology                                                   DEN 203 Principles of Nutrition for Oral Health Professionals               Prerequisite(s): DEN 230, DEN 235, BIO 220
This course acquaints the student with the nature of ionizing            This course is designed to educate the student in basic nutrition           Corequisite(s): DEN 245
radiation; the history of x-rays, their production and properties.       principles in regard to carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins,             (2,0) 2 credits                                              Spring
The theory and practice of exposing, processing, mounting and            and minerals as they relate to health and wellness, nutrition and
analyzing dental radiographs are covered as well as radiation            disease, energy balance, eating disorders, nutrition labeling, and          DEN 245 Clinical Dental Hygiene IV
dosage, radiation hazards, and protective devices for patient and        the oral manifestations of nutritional deficiency. Dietary analysis of      A continuation of the development and application of dental hygiene
operator. Emphasis is placed on the identification of anatomic           a client’s diet and review of pertinent nutrition literature is essential   skills and knowledge through clinical practice in hospitals and clinics
landmarks and the differentiation of these from conditions which         to the dental hygiene process of care and, therefore, is an important       both on and off campus. Clinical participation with new innovations
indicate abnormality or disease.                                         component to the scope of this course’s requirements.                       and current preventive techniques in the practice of dental hygiene
Prerequisite(s): DEN 105                                                 Prerequisite(s): CHM 140                                                    and application of the expanded roles of the dental hygienist will
(2,2) 3 credits                                            Spring        (2,0) 2 credits                                                             be emphasized as well as dental practice management concepts.
                                                                                                                                                     Prerequisite(s): DEN 201, DEN 230, DEN 235, BIO 220
DEN 108 Oral Histology and Embryology                                    DEN 205 Oral Pathology                                                      Corequisite(s): DEN 240
This course reviews basic histological tissues. Microscopic              The study of the fundamentals of microscopic and gross pathology.           (0,16) 5 credits                                               Spring
structure of the oral tissues are studied and include the hard palate,   Discussion of general pathologic processes with emphasis on
soft palate, tongue, lip, salivary glands and tonsils. Emphasis is on    pathology of the oral, dental, and periodontal tissues and their
the development of the face, the oral cavity and, in specific, the       etiology and prevention.
tooth and its surrounding tissues.                                       Prerequisite(s): BIO 166, BIO 220, DEN 120, DEN 125
Prerequisite(s): DEN 105                                                 (3,0) 3 credits                                              Fall
(2,0) 2 credits                                                Spring


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