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					                                                                                                             Cabrillo College Catalog–2011-2012
DENTAL HYGIENE                                                                     Security Screening
                                                                                      To comply with state and local regulations for health care providers,
Health, Athletics, Wellness, and Kinesiology                                       students enrolled in the Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene program are
Division                                                                           required to meet vaccination and drug testing requirements and provide
Kathleen Welch, Division Dean                                                      documentation to the Student Health Center before entering the pro-
                                                                                   gram. Students are also required to complete criminal background
Division Office, Room 1102                                                         checks, and may be required to under go fingerprinting.
Bridgete Clark, D.D.S., Program Chair, (831) 479-                                  Prerequisites                                                                Units
6471                                                                               BIO 4               Human Anatomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                                                                   BIO 5               *Human Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Aptos Counselor: (831) 479-6274 for appointment
                                                                                   BIO 6               *Microbiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Watsonville Counselor: (831) 786-4734                                              CHEM 30B            *Introductory Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Call (831) 479-6471 for more information                                                                for Health Occupations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
http://www.cabrillo.edu/programs                                                   ENGL 1A/1AH/1AMC/1AMCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                   These prerequisites may also be used to satisfy appropriate general
Program Description:                                                               education areas.
    The dental hygiene program at Cabrillo College, affiliated with the
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, San               *Successful completion of these prerequisites or equivalent is required
Francisco, requires two full years. Upon completion of the program, stu-           before applying to the Dental Hygiene Program. It is recommended that
dents are eligible to take the state and national examinations. Enrollment         all science prerequisites be completed within the last five (5) years.
is limited to 20 students each fall. Program retention is based on a min-
                                                                                   A.S. Degree: Dental Hygiene
imum grade of “C” in all courses in the published dental hygiene curricu-
lum. Courses must be taken sequentially. A dental hygienist is a person            Core Courses                                                                           Units
who is trained and licensed to take dental x-rays, to provide dental               DH 7                    Head and Neck Anatomy and Embryology . . . . 2
hygiene therapy, usually under the supervision of a dentist. The dental            DH 160                  Oral Health Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
hygiene profession demands a high level of ethics, attitude, confidential-         DH 161                  Preparation for Dental Hygiene Clinic . . . . . . 0.5
ity and performance.                                                               DH 162A                 Patient Assessment I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
                                                                                   DH 162B                 Patient Assessment II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
How to Apply                                                                       DH 163A                 Dental Radiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   Admission to the Dental Hygiene program requires a separate and                 DH 163B                 Dental Radiographic Interpretation and Case
additional process to the general college admission. The Dental Hygiene                                    Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
information and application forms are available in the Dental Hygiene              DH 164                  Dental Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Office      (Room       HW2149)         and     on     the      website            DH 170                  Tooth Morphology, Oral Histology, and Oral
(www.cabrillo.edu/academics/dentalhygiene).                                                                Embryology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   General college application materials are available online at                   DH 171                  Introduction to Clinical Dental Hygiene . . . . . . 5
www.cabrillo.edu.                                                                  DH 173                  Clinical Dental Hygiene I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Process of Application                                                             DH 174                  Periodontics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    Read all material in the application packet and the appropriate sec-           DH 180                  Oral Pathology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
tions of the Cabrillo College Catalog about the associate degree of Dental         DH 181                  Clinical Dental Hygiene II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Hygiene program, academic regulations, and attendance and graduation               DH 182A                 Advanced Case Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
requirements. Return the completed dental hygiene application forms by             DH 183                  Clinical Dental Hygiene III . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
certified mail return receipt to the Dental Hygiene Department. You must
                                                                                   DH 184A                 Pain Management I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
include two sets of official transcripts from all colleges attended (includ-
ing Cabrillo College transcripts.)                                                 DH 184B                 Pain Management II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
A completed application includes:                                                  DH 186A                 Community Oral Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   1. Dental Hygiene application form,                                             DH 186B                 Community Oral Health and Case Studies . . . . 1
   2. Student File form,                                                           DH 187                  Dental Hygiene Law and Ethics . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   3. Performance Standards form,
   4. Two sets of official sealed transcripts documenting all college pre-
      requisite courses completed.
Acceptance is based on:
   1. Completed application as outlined above,
   2. Send complete application certified mail, return receipt requested.
   4. Completion of all science prerequisites with a GPA of 2.7 or better,
   5. Completion of English prerequisite with a GPA of 2.00 or better.

    Due to the rigorous academic nature of the Dental Hygiene Program,
it is advisable to complete the general education requirements for the
Associate Degree, before entering the program. No more than one re-
enrollment in a Dental Hygiene Program is allowed.

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Additional Graduation Requirements                                                  Units          Dental Hygiene Courses
COMM 1               Public Speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
or                                                                                                 DH 7
COMM 1H              Honors Public Speaking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                   Head and Neck Anatomy and Embryology
or                                                                                                 2 units; 1.5 hours Lecture, 1.5 hours Laboratory
COMM 2               Group Discussion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3               Prerequisite: BIO 4
PSYCH 1              General Psychology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
CAHM 20              Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3          Covers the skeletal, muscular, vascular and neuroanatomy of the head
SOC 1                Introduction to Sociology:                                                    and neck, emphasizing aspects useful for dental hygiene students. This
                     Understanding Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                 course covers embryonic development of the head, neck and oral cavity
or                                                                                                 with emphasis on the microscopic anatomy of the mandible, maxilla and
SOC 1H               Honors Introduction to Sociology:                                             associated structures. Portions of the course will be taught in a Distance-
                     Understanding Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                 Learning Format.
or                                                                                                 Transfer Credit: Transfers to CSU.
SOC 2                *Contemporary Social Problems . . . . . . . . . . . 3
or                                                                                                 DH 149A-Z
SOC 2H               *Honors Contemporary Social Problems. . . . . 3                               Special Topics in Dental Hygiene Education
*SOC 2/2H meets the Multicultural Studies Requirement for graduation.                              0.5 - 3 units; 0.5 hour Lecture, 1.5 hours Laboratory
Please note that the above courses may also be used to satisfy appro-                              Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
priate general education areas.                                                                    Repeatability: May be taken a total of 4 times.
                                                                                                      Teaches selected topics in Dental Hygiene education not covered by
NOTE: It is highly recommended to complete the General Education                                   regular Catalog offerings. Each special topic course will be announced,
courses prior to entering the DH Program.                                                          described, and given its own title and letter designation in the Schedule
General Education                                                                                  of Classes. The structure and format of the classes will vary depending
   This A.S. Degree requires completion of a 21-unit general education                             on the subject matter.
pattern (see Cabrillo College Catalog under Associate in Science Degree
or the A.S. Degree worksheets available in Counseling or on the Transfer                           DH 155
and Articulation website at go.cabrillo.edu/transferinfo.                                          Dental Terminology
   Completing a U.S. History or U.S. Political Science course and a                                3 units; 3 hours Lecture
Humanities course, in addition to the above prerequisites and graduation                           Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
requirements, will complete the A.S. Degree general education pattern                              Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
for dental hygiene students.                                                                          Teaches fundamentals of dental/medical word building, with an
   A Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree from a regionally                                 emphasis on prefixes, word roots, suffixes, combining forms, abbrevia-
accredited college or university will satisfy all general education and                            tions, and lay terms. Provides a background for any dental course. May
competency requirements for Cabrillo's non-transfer A.A. and A.S.                                  be offered in a Distance-Learning Format.
degrees, with the exception of the multicultural requirement and pro-
gram specific graduation requirements.                                                             DH 157
Mathematics Competency Requirement
                                                                                                   Dental Law & Ethics
   The A.S. Mathematics Requirement may be met by successful com-
pletion of intermediate algebra or equivalent or a higher-level mathemat-                          2 units; 2 hours Lecture
ics course with a grade of “C” or better. Successful completion must be                            Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
verified by an official college transcript or by an appropriate score on the                       Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
Cabrillo mathematics assessment.                                                                      Teaches dental ethics and dental legal issues, including discussion of
Multicultural Requirement                                                                          California state dental regulations and legal standards of practice for den-
   An approved multicultural course is required for graduation. This                               tal care workers.
course may be double counted with general education or other program
graduation requirements. Courses taken at other regionally accredited                              DH 160
colleges can be used when approved by a Cabrillo Counselor.                                        Oral Health Education
Synopsis: Associate in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene                                            2 units; 2 hours Lecture, 1 hour Laboratory
General Education Courses                                                           21             Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program; PSYCH 1 and CAHM
Core Courses                                                   53.5                                20 or concurrent enrollment.
Plus approved prerequisite units. See above for information on prereq-                             Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
uisites                                                                                            Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
Total Units                                                    74.5                                   Presents current concepts of prevention and psychological, motiva-
*MATH 154, or equivalent is a prerequisite for CHEM 30A; CHEM 30Ais                                tional and communication techniques.
a prerequisite for CHEM 30B*, BIO 5 and BIO 6.*



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DH 161                                                                            DH 164
Preparation for Dental Hygiene Clinic                                             Dental Materials
0.5 unit; 0.5 hour Lecture, 0.5 hour Laboratory                                   2 units; 2 hours Lecture, 1 hour Laboratory
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.                  Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                   Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                   Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
   Teaches guidelines, procedures, and infection control in the dental              Teaches the composition and fabrication of dental restorations, the
hygiene clinic; ethics and legalities of dental practice. May be offered in       proper care of dental restorations, and introduces dental specialties. May
a Distance-Learning Format.                                                       be offered in a Distance-Learning Format.

DH 162A                                                                           DH 170
Patient Assessment I                                                              Tooth Morphology, Oral Histology, and Oral
3 units; 3 hours Lecture, 1 hour Laboratory                                       Embryology
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.                  2 units; 2 hours Lecture, 1 hour Laboratory
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                   Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                   Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
  Introduces medical-dental history, oral inspection, oral manifestation          Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
of diseases and emergencies. May be offered in a Distance-Learning                  Teaches recognition of normal and abnormal clinical appearance of the
Format.                                                                           permanent and deciduous dentition as well as in-depth oral histology and
                                                                                  oral embryology. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format.
DH 162B
Patient Assessment II                                                             DH 171
3 units; 3 hours Lecture                                                          Introduction to Clinical Dental Hygiene
Prerequisite: DH 162A and Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program.               5 units; 3 hours Lecture, 9 hours Laboratory
Corequisite: DH 173.                                                              Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                   Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                   Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
   Studies dental, medical and pharmacological needs of patients with               Introduces professional conduct, assessment, exploring, probing, and
emphasis on the care and management of special needs patients; corre-             scaling techniques through laboratory and clinical experiences. First in a
lates classification and study of drugs.                                          four-course series in clinical dental hygiene practice. May be offered in a
                                                                                  Distance-Learning Format.
DH 163A
Dental Radiology                                                                  DH 173
3 units; 2 hours Lecture, 3 hours Laboratory                                      Clinical Dental Hygiene I
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.                  5 units; 2 hours Lecture, 14 hours Laboratory
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                   Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program and DH 171.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                   Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
   Presents principles of dental radiation theory including: radiographic         Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
techniques, laboratory and clinical application, radiation safety princi-            Introduces dental and periodontal charting, desensitizing, dental
ples, equipment operation, processing and mounting. May be offered in             sealants, ultrasonic scalers, and Gracey curets through laboratory and
a Distance-Learning Format.                                                       clinical experiences. May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format.

DH 163B                                                                           DH 174
Dental Radiographic Interpretation and Case                                       Periodontics
Studies                                                                           2 units; 2 hours Lecture
1 unit; 1 hour Lecture, 1 hour Laboratory                                         Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.                  Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                   Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                     Presents fundamental principles of periodontology: normal and dis-
  Teaches identification of dental radiographic anatomy and introduces            eased periodontium, the disease classifications, etiology and treatment
specialized techniques with analysis of case studies. May be taught in a          with an emphasis on clinical application.
Distance-Learning Format.




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DH 180                                                                               DH 184B
Oral Pathology                                                                       Pain Management II
2 units; 2 hours Lecture                                                             1 unit; 1 hour Lecture, 1 hour Laboratory
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program and DH 173.                   Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                      Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                      Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
  Introduces general pathology and clinical pathology of diseases affect-              Teaches administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen conscious sedation
ing the oral, head and neck areas.                                                   competently to clinical proficiency. May be offered in a Distance-
                                                                                     Learning Format.
DH 181
Clinical Dental Hygiene II                                                           DH 186A
6 units; 1 hour Lecture, 20 hours Laboratory                                         Community Oral Health
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program and DH 173.                   2 units; 2 hours Lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                      Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                      Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
  Introduces advanced clinical techniques, soft tissue curettage,                    Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
advanced treatment planning, and evaluation of treatment through clini-                 Introduces the principles and practices of dental public health, and the
cal experiences. Third in a four-course series.                                      role of the dental hygienist as an innovator of and educator in communi-
                                                                                     ty health programs.
DH 182A
Advanced Case Studies                                                                DH 186B
1 unit; 1 hour Lecture                                                               Community Oral Health and Case Studies
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.                     1 unit; 3 hours Laboratory
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                      Prerequisite: DH 186A and Enrollment in the Dental Hygiene Program.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                      Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
   Provides opportunity to apply critical thinking skills in relating theoret-       Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
ical principles to clinical practice using a case study approach. May be                Covers planning, implementation, and evaluation of a dental health
offered in a Distance-Learning Format.                                               project of the student's own design with a dentally-underserved popula-
                                                                                     tion. A continuation of DH186A.
DH 183
Clinical Dental Hygiene III                                                          DH 187
6 units; 2 hours Lecture, 16 hours Laboratory                                        Dental Hygiene Law and Ethics
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program and DH 181.          2 units; 2 hours Lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.                      Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.                                      Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
   Studies new technology and computer based skills for the operatory,               Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
refinement of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide analgesia, and advanced                  Teaches current concepts in ethics and legalities involved in dental
clinical techniques through clinical experiences at Cabrillo and outside             hygiene practice. May be offered in a Distant-Learning Format.
clinics. Fourth in a four-course series in clinical dental hygiene practice.
May be offered in a Distance-Learning Format.

DH 184A
Pain Management I
2 units; 1 hour Lecture, 3 hours Laboratory
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Cabrillo Dental Hygiene Program.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Repeatability: May be taken a total of 2 times.
   Teaches theory and techniques for administration of regional anesthet-
ic agents, including nerve and field blocks limited to the oral cavity. May
be offered in a Distance-Learning Format.




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