D HYG - Dental Hygiene

Offered By:
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Below are the courses available from the D HYG subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times

D HYG 200A - Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Dental Hygienist View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 6-0-0)

This course provides an introduction to anatomy and physiology of the human body. A systems-based approach will be used, with exploration of the relevance to the oral cavity and dental hygiene practice. Prerequisites: BIOL 107 or equivalent; plus 6 credits in post-secondary level chemistry.


D HYG 200B - Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Dental Hygienist View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 6-0-0)

This course provides an introduction to anatomy and physiology of the human body. A systems-based approach will be used, with exploration of the relevance to the oral cavity and dental hygiene practice. Prerequisites: BIOL 107 or equivalent; plus 6 credits in post-secondary level chemistry.


D HYG 240A - Oral Radiology I View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 4)(TWO TERM, 43 HOURS)

A comprehensive didactic, pre-clinical and clinical course that deals with the production of x-rays, their interactions with matter, radiation biology and protection, the appearances of normal anatomy on radiographs and common abnormalities seen on radiographs made in the practice of dental hygiene. Pre-clinical and clinical sessions will introduce students to the basic techniques of intraoral radiography and pantomography.


D HYG 240B - Oral Radiology I View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 4)(TWO TERM, 43 HOURS)

A comprehensive didactic, pre-clinical and clinical course that deals with the production of x-rays, their interactions with matter, radiation biology and protection, the appearances of normal anatomy on radiographs and common abnormalities seen on radiographs made in the practice of dental hygiene. Pre-clinical and clinical sessions will introduce students to the basic techniques of intraoral radiography and pantomography.


D HYG 251A - Anatomical Structures for Dental Hygiene Practice View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 4)(TWO TERM, 30 HOURS)

The first part of the course focuses on tooth nomenclature, biologic considerations of function and tooth anatomy. The second part of the course builds on aspects of human anatomy, with specific emphasis on head and neck anatomy.


D HYG 251B - Anatomical Structures for Dental Hygiene Practice View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 4)(TWO TERM, 30 HOURS)

The first part of the course focuses on tooth nomenclature, biologic considerations of function and tooth anatomy. The second part of the course builds on aspects of human anatomy, with specific emphasis on head and neck anatomy.


D HYG 255A - Oral Health Sciences I View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(TWO TERM, 52 HOURS)

Introduction to the dental hygiene process of care model and other foundational theory in preparation for the delivery of dental hygiene care. Topics include assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of dental hygiene care (ADPIE). Topics also include an introduction to ethics and jurisprudence, epidemiology and professionalism.


D HYG 255B - Oral Health Sciences I View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(TWO TERM, 52 HOURS)

Introduction to the dental hygiene process of care model and other foundational theory in preparation for the delivery of dental hygiene care. Topics include assessments, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of dental hygiene care (ADPIE). Topics also include an introduction to ethics and jurisprudence, epidemiology and professionalism.


D HYG 256 - Oral Health Sciences II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

An introduction to concepts in oral health relevant to dental hygiene practice. Topics include but are not limited to dental materials, medical emergencies and health conditions that impact the implementation of client centered dental hygiene care.


D HYG 260A - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 210 HOURS)

An introductory clinical course integrating the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of dental hygiene practice through simulated learning and patient care. May include external practicum observation and participation.


D HYG 260B - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 210 HOURS)

An introductory clinical course integrating the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of dental hygiene practice through simulated learning and patient care. May include external practicum observation and participation.


D HYG 270 - Behavioural Sciences I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

Foundational concepts for community health and dental hygiene practice are introduced. Motivational Interviewing, therapeutic communication theory and conflict resolution skills are developed. Includes case-based scenarios and role-playing activities.


D HYG 299A - Dental Hygiene Collaborative Practice I View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 12 HOURS)

Introduction to the fundamentals of interprofessional collaborative practice by learning with, from, and about other health professions to enhance quality patient care.


D HYG 299B - Dental Hygiene Collaborative Practice I View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 12 HOURS)

Introduction to the fundamentals of interprofessional collaborative practice by learning with, from, and about other health professions to enhance quality patient care.


D HYG 340A - Oral Radiology II View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 24 HOURS)

A practical and e-learning course in which students gain competency in a variety of digital intraoral and extraoral radiography techniques on mannequins and clients. Students interpret and report on radiographic images related to dental hygiene treatment. Self-guided e-learning modules prepare students for simulated and clinical experiences.


D HYG 340B - Oral Radiology II View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 24 HOURS)

A practical and e-learning course in which students gain competency in a variety of digital intraoral and extraoral radiography techniques on mannequins and clients. Students interpret and report on radiographic images related to dental hygiene treatment. Self-guided e-learning modules prepare students for simulated and clinical experiences.


D HYG 355A - Oral Health Sciences III View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 42 HOURS)

This course provides an understanding of person-centered care for a variety of clients with complex needs across the lifespan.


D HYG 355B - Oral Health Sciences III View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 42 HOURS)

This course provides an understanding of person-centered care for a variety of clients with complex needs across the lifespan.


D HYG 356A - Oral Health Sciences IV View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(TWO TERM, 55 HOURS)

This course provides further understanding and critical analysis of gingival, periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Includes content related to pain management, most specifically agents for local anesthesia. Content includes nutrition and caries and their relationship to oral health. Students will participate in case discussions based on client experiences.


D HYG 356B - Oral Health Sciences IV View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(TWO TERM, 55 HOURS)

This course provides further understanding and critical analysis of gingival, periodontal and peri-implant diseases. Includes content related to pain management, most specifically agents for local anesthesia. Content includes nutrition and caries and their relationship to oral health. Students will participate in case discussions based on client experiences.


D HYG 360A - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice II View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 24)(TWO TERM, 340 HOURS)

A clinical course that prepares students for delivering comprehensive patient care for clients with chronic and acute variances in oral health. The course includes delivery of local anesthesia. Learning activities occur in a simulated laboratory, the school dental clinic and in alternative practice settings external to university campus. Prerequisite: D HYG 260.


Starting: 2021-09-01

D HYG 360A - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice II

★ 5 (fi 20)(TWO TERM, 320 HOURS)

A clinical course that prepares students for delivering comprehensive care for patients with chronic and acute variances in oral health. The course includes delivery of local anesthesia. Learning activities occur in a simulated laboratory, the Oral Health Clinic and in alternative practice settings external to university campus. Prerequisite: D HYG 260.


D HYG 360B - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice II View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 24)(TWO TERM, 340 HOURS)

A clinical course that prepares students for delivering comprehensive patient care for clients with chronic and acute variances in oral health. The course includes delivery of local anesthesia. Learning activities occur in a simulated laboratory, the school dental clinic and in alternative practice settings external to university campus. Prerequisite: D HYG 260.


Starting: 2021-09-01

D HYG 360B - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice II

★ 5 (fi 20)(TWO TERM, 320 HOURS)

A clinical course that prepares students for delivering comprehensive care for patients with chronic and acute variances in oral health. The course includes delivery of local anesthesia. Learning activities occur in a simulated laboratory, the Oral Health Clinic and in alternative practice settings external to university campus. Prerequisite: D HYG 260.


D HYG 370A - Behavioural Sciences II View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(TWO TERM, 61 HOURS)

This course builds on the dental hygiene core competencies including research use, communication, collaboration and professionalism. Foundational topics within the dental hygiene service competencies (health promotion, disease prevention, oral health education, advocacy and policy use) are included. Practical experiences in community settings expand student learning in the oral health education and health promotion service competencies.


D HYG 370B - Behavioural Sciences II View Available Classes

★ 2 (fi 8)(TWO TERM, 61 HOURS)

This course builds on the dental hygiene core competencies including research use, communication, collaboration and professionalism. Foundational topics within the dental hygiene service competencies (health promotion, disease prevention, oral health education, advocacy and policy use) are included. Practical experiences in community settings expand student learning in the oral health education and health promotion service competencies.


D HYG 399A - Dental Hygiene Collaborative Practice II View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 12 HOURS)

Role clarity and communication within healthcare teams will be explored with an emphasis on the dental healthcare team.


D HYG 399B - Dental Hygiene Collaborative Practice II View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 12 HOURS)

Role clarity and communication within healthcare teams will be explored with an emphasis on the dental healthcare team.


D HYG 417 - Practice Management : Small Business and Entrepreneurship View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

This distance course will provide an opportunity for students to explore and articulate their own philosophy of dental hygiene practice. Additionally, this course will provide an opportunity to explore various facets of practice management in an area of special interest to the student.


D HYG 418 - Long Term Care and Dental Hygiene Services View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

This distance course will focus on the development of dental hygiene care in continuing and long-term care facilities. Approaches to patient-centred care and role of the family will be explored. Students will be involved in experiential learning activities and case based group discussions.


D HYG 422 - Health Information and Policy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

This course examines the role policy plays in influencing general and oral health in a community setting. Students will utilize the Dental Hygiene Process of Care (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) as a framework for designing a community oral health plan to meet an identified need. Also offered as a distance course pursuant to enrolment quota.


D HYG 429A - External Rotation View Available Classes

★ 1.25 (fi 5)(TWO TERM, 75 HOURS)

Each student will spend two weeks at an external placement. Students may provide health promotional programs including preventive dental hygiene therapies, classroom education and community interventions. This program aims to provide intensive exposure to dental hygiene practice both within and external to traditional dental practice settings.


D HYG 429B - External Rotation View Available Classes

★ 1.25 (fi 5)(TWO TERM, 75 HOURS)

Each student will spend two weeks at an external placement. Students may provide health promotional programs including preventive dental hygiene therapies, classroom education and community interventions. This program aims to provide intensive exposure to dental hygiene practice both within and external to traditional dental practice settings.


D HYG 430 - Individual Study in Dental Hygiene View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

Designed to allow the undergraduate student to independently pursue a topic in dental hygiene. A course advisor will be assigned. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: D HYG 468 or comparable introductory research course and consent of Program Director.


D HYG 431 - Topics in Dental Hygiene View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

The topics will focus on any aspect of dental hygiene practice and may vary from year to year depending on current and relevant issues arising in the dental hygiene profession.


D HYG 440 - Advocacy for Change in Healthcare View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

Provides an overview of the professional, social, political and global trends and issues affecting health and health care delivery. Through the application of a framework for planned change, this course will demonstrate how health care professionals can act as change agents in society. Also offered as a distance course pursuant to enrolment quota.


D HYG 455 - Oral Health Sciences V View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

This course will advance knowledge and application of pharmacology and develop proficiency in the elements of prescribing. This course teaches the knowledge and techniques using nitrous oxide analgesia.


D HYG 456 - Oral Health Sciences VI View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

This course will advance knowledge and application of client care considering various client characteristics and preferences.


D HYG 460A - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice III View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 16)(TWO TERM, 250 HOURS)

A clinical practice course with increased practicum experiences in alternative settings with diverse individuals and population groups. Students will be scheduled in numerous external settings as well as clinics within the school dental clinic.


Starting: 2021-09-01

D HYG 460A - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice III

★ 5 (fi 20)(TWO TERM, 330 HOURS)

A clinical course with increased practicum experiences in alternative settings with diverse individuals and population groups. Students will be scheduled in numerous external settings as well as onsite in the Oral Health Clinic. Prerequisite: D HYG 360.


D HYG 460B - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice III View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 16)(TWO TERM, 250 HOURS)

A clinical practice course with increased practicum experiences in alternative settings with diverse individuals and population groups. Students will be scheduled in numerous external settings as well as clinics within the school dental clinic.


Starting: 2021-09-01

D HYG 460B - Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice III

★ 5 (fi 20)(TWO TERM, 330 HOURS)

A clinical course with increased practicum experiences in alternative settings with diverse individuals and population groups. Students will be scheduled in numerous external settings as well as onsite in the Oral Health Clinic. Prerequisite: D HYG 360.


D HYG 468 - Introduction to Research Methods and Critical Appraisal View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

This distance course will provide an introduction to research methods and develop student skills in critical evaluation of quantitative and qualitative studies. This course will also examine the principles of research ethics, the appropriate application of statistics and identify how research is applied to support practice decisions.


D HYG 470A - Behavioural Sciences III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 78 HOURS)

This community health-focused course advances concepts specific to dental hygiene core and service competencies introduced and developed in D HYG 370. Opportunities are included for students to apply learning relevant to dental hygiene in the areas involving research use, health promotion, disease prevention, advocacy and policy.


D HYG 470B - Behavioural Sciences III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 78 HOURS)

This community health-focused course advances concepts specific to dental hygiene core and service competencies introduced and developed in D HYG 370. Opportunities are included for students to apply learning relevant to dental hygiene in the areas involving research use, health promotion, disease prevention, advocacy and policy.


D HYG 480 - Behavioural Sciences IV View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 39 HOURS)

This course advances on various concepts related to dental hygiene core competencies aligned predominantly with the areas of professionalism, communication, collaboration, leadership as well as with the service competencies. Within the service competency domain, the course explores behaviour change methods, models and resources in relation to addictions and substance abuse.


D HYG 499A - Dental Hygiene Collaborative Practice III View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 12 HOURS)

Advancing collaborative practice competencies through applications within diverse health care contexts.


D HYG 499B - Dental Hygiene Collaborative Practice III View Available Classes

★ 0.5 (fi 2)(TWO TERM, 12 HOURS)

Advancing collaborative practice competencies through applications within diverse health care contexts.


D HYG 501 - Individual Directed Reading and Research in Dental Hygiene View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

May be repeated. Open to dental hygiene graduate students who wish to pursue individual reading and research studies with an academic staff member within the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. Students are expected to produce a manuscript to submit for publication. Prerequisites: consent of the graduate student's supervisor.