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TCC Catalog 2016-17 
TCC Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DES1840 Preventive Dentistry

2 credit hour(s) | Spring
Prerequisite(s): grade of C or better in: BSC2085 , BSC2085L , BSC2086 , BSC2086L , MCB2004 , MCB2004L , CHM1030 , ENC1101  and acceptance into the dental hygiene program.
Introduction to concepts used in oral health instruction and patient education, including the etiology of dental disease, how to improve plaque control, oral physiotherapy, methodology of oral health instruction and patient motivational techniques. Gives students an opportunity to develop skills needed for teaching patients how to achieve optimal dental health and offers experiences in one-on-one and group communication skills for interpersonal, professional and patient education interaction. The course includes the concepts of remineralization versus demineralization; oral pH; use of the food diary; using xylitol, fluoride and various contemporary marketed products; tobacco cessation counseling; and discovering the sources and removal of dental stains. Contact: 2 hours per week. Does not count toward A.A. degree.