2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: DHYG 1161 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1207, DHYG 1235, DHYG 1261, and DHYG 2201.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course is the second of four successive clinical courses. Clinic II is the second in a series of four successive clinical courses that utilize the process of care model of assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Critical thinking skills, time management and self-assessment are emphasized for the practical application of dental hygiene theory. In this competency-based clinical course students move from the beginning to intermediate skill level by providing comprehensive dental hygiene care for patients with routine needs. (4 Ext.)


Course Number: DHYG 1207 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: General and Dental Nutrition

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1301, DHYG 1304, DHYG 1431, DHYG 1227.
Course Description: General nutrition and nutritional biochemistry emphasizing the effect nutrition has on oral health. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1219 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Dental Materials

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1207, DHYG 1235, DHYG 1261, and DHYG 2201.
Course Description: Physical and chemical properties of dental materials including the application and manipulation of the various materials used in dentistry. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1227 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Preventive Dental Hygiene Care

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Course Description: The role of the dental hygienist as a therapeutic oral health care provider with emphasis on concepts of disease management, health promotion, communication, and behavior modification. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1235 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1301, DHYG 1304, DHYG 1431, DHYG 1227.
Course Description: Classification of drugs and their uses, actions, interactions, side effects, contraindications, with emphasis on dental applications. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1239 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: General and Oral Pathology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1161 and DHYG 1219.
Course Description: Disturbances in human body development, diseases of the body, and disease prevention measures with emphasis on the oral cavity and associated structures. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1260 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1301, DHYG 1304, DHYG 1431, DHYG 1227.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course is the first of four successive clinical courses. (12 Ext.)


Course Number: DHYG 1261 (2 Credit Hours) New course added September 29, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical-Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1301, DHYG 1304, DHYG 1431, and DHYG 1227.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course is the first in a series of four successive clinical courses that utilize the process of care model of assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Critical thinking skills, time management and self-assessment are emphasized for the practical application of dental hygiene theory. In this beginning competency-based clinical course students provide comprehensive dental hygiene care for patients with routine needs. (12 Ext.)


Course Number: DHYG 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Orofacial Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Course Description: The histology and embryology of oral tissues, gross anatomy of the head and neck, tooth morphology, and individual tooth identification. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Dental Radiology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Course Description: Fundamentals of oral radiography, including techniques, interpretation, quality assurance, and ethics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Periodontology

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1161 and DHYG 1219.
Course Description: Normal and diseased periodontium including the structural, functional, and environmental factors. Emphasis on etiology, pathology, treatment modalities, and therapeutic and preventive periodontics. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Community Dentistry

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1239, DHYG 1311, DHYG 2231, and DHYG 2362.
Course Description: The principles and concepts of community public health and dental health education emphasizing community assessment, educational planning, implementation, and evaluation including methods and materials used in teaching dental health education in various community settings. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 1431 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Preclinical Dental Hygiene

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program.
Course Description: Foundational knowledge for performing clinical skills on patients with emphasis on procedures and rationale for performing dental hygiene care. Introduction to ethical principles as they apply to dental hygiene care. (2 Lec., 8 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 2153 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Dental Hygiene Practice

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1239, DHYG 1311, DHYG 2231, and DHYG 2362.
Course Description: Emphasis on the laws governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene, moral standards, and the ethical standards established by the dental hygiene profession. Practice settings for the dental hygienist, office operations, and preparation for employment. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 2201 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Dental Hygiene Care I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1301, DHYG 1304, DHYG 1431, DHYG 1227.
Course Description: Dental hygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient including supplemental instrumentation techniques. (2 Lec.)


Course Number: DHYG 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Dental Hygiene Care II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1161 and DHYG 1219.
Course Description: A continuation of Dental Hygiene Care I. Dental hygiene care for the medically or dentally compromised patient including advanced instrumentation techniques. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


Course Number: DHYG 2361 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1161 and 1219.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course is the third of four successive clinical courses. (18 Ext.)


Course Number: DHYG 2362 (3 Credit Hours) New course added September 29, 2020
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1219 and DHYG 1161.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Clinic III is the third of four successive clinical courses. This intermediate level competency-based clinical course uses the process of care model of assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Critical thinking skills, time management and self-assessment are emphasized for the practical application of dental hygiene theory. Students provide comprehensive dental hygiene care for medically compromised and moderately complex adult patient treatment cases. Students may be assigned to off-site clinical activities; clinical practice is an unpaid learning experience. (18 Ext.)


Course Number: DHYG 2363 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Clinical - Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: DHYG 1239, DHYG 1311, DHYG 2231, and 2362.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. This course is the fourth of four successive clinical courses. Clinic IV is the bridging course from the academic clinical environment to entry to the profession. This competency-based clinical course uses the process of care model of assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Critical thinking skills, time management and self-assessment are emphasized for the practical application of dental hygiene theory. Patient cases include moderate to advanced medically compromised and advanced complex treatment cases. Students may be assigned to off-site clinical activities; clinical practice is an unpaid learning experience. (18 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.