Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-508-109 055304 Cariology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-508-109 CARIOLOGY...this course focuses on the characteristics and contributing factors of dental decay. Dental Hygiene students help patients minimize caries risk by developing treatment plans, communicating methods to patients, and evaluating treatment results. (Prerequisites: 10-806-186, Intro to Biochemistry; 10-806-197, Microbiology; Corequisite: 10-508-106, Dental Hygiene Process 2; 10-508-110, Nutrition and Dental Health)
Total Credits1
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Classify carious lesions by location and extent
  2. Select techniques for detecting caries
  3. Identify the etiology and progression of caries
  4. Identify topical and systemic contributing factors to the caries process
  5. Select professional and home care treatment modalities to address caries risk
  6. Develop a dental hygiene treatment plan to diminish or minimize caries risk
  7. Estimate results of caries treatment