Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-508-112 055307 Dental Hygiene Process 3
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-508-112 DENTAL HYGIENE PROCESS 3...this clinical course builds on and expands the technical/clinical skills student dental hygienists developed in Dental Hygiene Process 2. In consultation with the instructor, students apply independent problem-solving skills in the course of providing comprehensive care case type 0, I, II, and III patients. This course also introduces root detoxification using hand and ultra-sonic instruments, laser bacterial reduction, selection of dental implant prophylaxis treatment options, and administration of chemotherapeutic agents. Students also create care plans in order to accommodate patients with special needs. (Prerequisites: 10-508-106, Dental Hygiene Process 2; 10-508-108, Periodontology; 10-508-109, Cariology; 10-508-110, Nutrition & Dental Health)
Total Credits5
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Perform root detoxification with hand instruments
  2. Perform root detoxification with power instruments
  3. Administer prescribed chemotherapeutic agents
  4. Adapt care plan in order to accommodate patients with special needs
  5. Select treatment options for prophylaxis on dental implants
  6. Provide comprehensive care for calculus case type 1, 2, and 3 patients
  7. Provide comprehensive care for patients with all periodontal stages and grades
  8. Perform laser bacterial reduction