This course shall serve as the foundation for dental hygiene practice. Clinical dental hygiene protocols and techniques will be the primary focus. These protocols will include but not be limited to: infection control, patient management, medical emergency management, data assessment, medical and dental histories, intraoral and extra oral exams, dental charting, data interpretation and treatment planning, instrumentation and homecare therapies. This course will prepare students to provide therapeutic, educational, and preventive services for patients in the Clinical Experience during the following semesters. The importance of professional development including legal, ethical, and personal responsibilities will be discussed. Corequisites: DH 103, DH 105, and DH 106