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Tulsa Community College
Spring 2015
Course: DHYG 1532 Dental Hygiene Pharmacology
Section #: 101
Call #: MC 23920
Day and Time: Monday 9:00 – 10:50 am
Start and end dates: Jan. 12 – May 10, 2015
Course Delivery Method: Blended
Course Format: Lecture/ Discussion/ Online
Assistant Professor: Cheryl Bates, RDH, MS
Office Hours: Mon.
8:00-8:50 am; 10:50-11:20 am; 1:00-2:30 pm (by appointment only)
8:00-11:30 am; 1:00-3:00 pm
10:50-11:20 am
8:00-9:00 am (by appointment only)
MP 216
Office Phone:
Office Email:
[email protected]
Cell Phone:
Additional Faculty: N/A
Division Name:
Allied Health Services Division
Division Associate Dean:
Suzanne Reese Taylor, PT, MS
Division Office Number:
MP 458
Division Phone Number:
George Black
Office Number:
MC 1008
Phone Number:
Successful completion of all previous Dental Hygiene (DHYG) coursework with a grade of “C”
or better.
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This course includes an introduction to the basic principles of drug actions and interactions,
emphasizing dental-related therapeutics and drugs associated with common system disorders.
Also included in this course are the indications and procedures for use of emergency drugs that
are commonly used in dentistry.
Required textbooks:
Haveles, E. (2011). Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist. (6th ed.). Missouri: Mosby
Malamed, S. F. (2015). Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office. (7th ed.). St. Louis: Elsevier
*Wynn, R. L., Meiller, T. M., and Crossley, H. L. (2014). Drug Information Handbook for
Dentistry. (20th ed.). Ohio: Lexi-Comp.
Textbooks may be purchased at: TCC Metro Campus Store
*Purchased in DHYG 1382 Clinical Dental Hygiene I
Required software:
Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint)
If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can download it from Blackboard free.
 Go to the Organization tab
 Search for: software
 Enroll in the organization
 Follow the on-screen instructions
Required email address:
All TCC students receive a designated TCC email address (ex: [email protected]). All
communications to you about TCC and course assignments will be sent to your TCC email
address; it is recommended students use TCC email to send email to, and receive email from, the
Course Assistant Professor regarding this course. If students choose to use their personal email
address for correspondence, please include your name within the email so that the Course
Assistant Professor can be aware of the student. The Course Assistant Professor may choose to
reply to the email sent from the student’s personal email address.
 NOTE: at times the Course Assistant Professor may utilize the student’s cell phone via
call or texts. If the student does NOT wish to receive texts then he/she must notify the
Course Assistant Professor via email by 12:00 noon on Friday of the first week of school.
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Recommended Readings/Reference:
Medical Dictionary
Pickett, F. A. & Gurenlian, J. R. (Latest edition). Preventing Medical Emergencies Use of the
Medical History. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
It is highly recommended that you have regular (daily) computer access, preferably a home
computer with broadband Internet access. Components of this course can be accessed using
public computers at TCC or other public access areas. However, be aware that using public
computers may create a hardship. All course requirements remain the same whether your
computer access is public or private (home).
Blackboard – Computer Assisted Instruction:
 Blackboard does not automatically email announcements to students; therefore, it is each
student’s responsibility to regularly check Blackboard every day (i.e. the night before
class, the morning prior to class, etc.) for announcements, assignments, handouts, etc.
It is the student’s responsibility to print all course material uploaded to Blackboard unless
stated otherwise. Students may use various resources made available by TCC (i.e.
Writing Center, Library, etc.) for printing needs; however, students must abide by
printing restrictions set forth by the facilities.
Technical Skill Requirements:
You should be comfortable with the following:
 using a word processor (changing font, spell check)
 using email for communication
 sending an email attachment
 navigating the Internet
 downloading appropriate plugins
 using an Internet search engine
 accessing recorded lectures
A complete list of student support services can be found on Blackboard: Blackboard Welcome to
TCC tab → left side, about the middle of the page. It is called “Student Support Information.”
To be prepared to begin the practice of dental hygiene, graduates of Tulsa Community College
Dental Hygiene Program must acquire knowledge, skills and values as set forth in the following
competencies document.
A. Ethics, Professionalism and Communication: Graduates must:
1. Adhere to the professional code of ethics as outlined by the American Dental Hygienists’
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2. Adhere to state and federal laws, recommendations and regulations in the provision of
dental hygiene care.
3. Assume responsibility and accountability for dental hygiene actions and services,
according to protocol.
4. Communicate effectively using verbal, nonverbal, written and electronic communication
B. Dental Hygiene Process of Care
Graduates must:
1. Provide individualized dental health education and assist patients in achieving and
maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
2. Provide dental hygiene care for the child, adolescent, adult, geriatric, medically
compromised and physically/mentally disabled patient.
3. Provide evidence-based dental hygiene care that includes patient centered assessment,
planning, implementation, and evaluation of provided services.
4. Provide dental hygiene care for patients exhibiting periodontal involvement as defined by
the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).
5. Evaluate and utilize methods to ensure the health and safety of the patient and the dental
hygienist in the delivery of dental hygiene care.
C. Community Involvement
Graduates must:
1. Provide oral health services in a variety of settings.
2. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate community-based oral health programs.
D. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Graduates must:
1. Promote the values of oral and general health and wellness.
2. Evaluate factors that can be used to promote patient adherence to disease prevention
and/or health maintenance strategies.
3. Identify individual and population risk factors for oral disease.
E. Professional Growth and Development
Graduates must:
1. Apply self-assessment skills that prepare them for lifelong learning.
2. Evaluate current scientific literature.
3. Identify the role of the dental hygienist within health-care, such as: industry, education,
research and public health.
a: Foundational/Introduced
b: Further Developed and Assessed
c: Comprehensive Assessment
Applicable Competencies:
A2a&b, A4a&b
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Describe the components of a prescription and use the common
prescription abbreviations by writing prescriptions for drugs
commonly used in dental practice.
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D2a&b, D3a, E2b
D3a, E2b
D3a, E2b
A2a&b, A4a&b, E2b
D3a, E2b
A2a, D3a, E2b
A4b, D3a, E2b
2. Discuss the anatomy, receptors, transmitters, and functions of
the parasympathetic division, sympathetic division, and
interactions between the two divisions of the autonomic nervous
3. Summarize the actions, uses, side effects, adverse reactions, and
interactions of antiinfective agents, nonopioid (nonnarcotic) and
opioid (narcotic) analgesics, autocoids and antihistamines,
antineoplastic drugs, antianxiety agents, anticonvulsants,
psychotherapeutic agents, adrenocorticosteroids, other
hormones, antifungal and antiviral agents.
4. Discuss various oral conditions and their treatment.
5. Differentiate the actions, uses, and side effects of drugs used in
disorders of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system,
respiratory system, and endocrine system.
6. Summarize the indication and use of emergency drugs and
equipment in a dental office.
7. Compare the FDA pregnancy classifications of drugs and give
8. Discuss general considerations (i.e. psychologic dependence,
physical dependence, tolerance, addiction, habituation, and
dependence) of drug abuse and state ways to identify the drug
9. Research new drugs that have been recently released. Include
the mechanism of action, use, side effects, adverse reactions,
and drug interactions.
Specific learning objectives for each lesson are available on Blackboard.
Measurement of Outcomes for Applicable Competencies:
A2a&b: 90% of the students will complete assignments/activities and exams with a 70% or
A4a&b: 90% of the students will complete assignments/activities and exams with a 70% or
D2 a&b: 90% of the students will complete exams with a 70% or above.
D3a: 90% of the students will complete exams with a 70% or above.
E2b: 90 % of the students will complete assignments/activities with a 70% or above.
Strategies include but are not limited to: lecture, discussion, videos, multimedia, reading
assignments, self-study, and learning activities.
After completion of all mandatory items, the following formula will be used to determine your
DHYG 1532 Dental Hygiene Pharmacology grade:
Exams (5)*
= % grade – Professional Responsibility
Deductions = % Total Grade
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(*including Comprehensive Final Exam)
NOTE: grades will not be rounded past the decimal point; i.e. 89.72% = 89% = B
If all mandatory items are not completed by 1:00 pm on Wednesday of Finals Week, an “I”
will be issued for DHYG 1532 Dental Hygiene Pharmacology and the student will be
ineligible for fall enrollment.
Grading Scale:
90 – 100%
80 – 89%
70 – 79%
60 – 69%
Below 60%
*Grades of “D” or “F” are unacceptable in the Dental Hygiene Program. Receiving a “D” or “F”
as a final course grade will result in dismissal from the Dental Hygiene Program.
 Each exam is worth 100 percentage points. Exams 1-4 will include lecture topics and
reading assignments as noted in the Tentative Course Calendar preceding each exam
date. The Comprehensive Final Exam will consist of all material covered for the entire
semester. The Course Assistant Professor reserves the right to add additional exams at
any time.
 Receiving a “D” on any two exams or an “F” on an exam requires a meeting with the
Course Assistant Professor. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule this meeting.
Assignments/Activities are designed to be an educational adjunct to academic achievement.
They are noted as MANDATORY or non-mandatory in the syllabus. Students must successfully
complete/pass the mandatory assignments/activities by earning a “C” or better.
Assignments/Activities will include the following:
 Writing and Labeling a Prescription – non-mandatory
 Identifying Items in an Emergency Cart and Emergency Drug Kit – MANDATORY
 Pharmacologic Agent Research Assignment – MANDATORY
A handout will be posted on Blackboard describing the assignment/activity, due dates, grading
criteria, and evaluation techniques. The Course Assistant Professor reserves the right to add
additional assignments/activities at any time. If additional assignments/activities are assigned,
they will be posted via Blackboard.
Professional Responsibility Deductions:
Refer to the Dental Hygiene Student Handbook and Policy Manual. Up to 10 points may be
deducted from your final course grade for each infraction.
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Students are to remain quietly in the room during exams until everyone has completed the exam
and the Course Assistant Professor dismisses them unless stated otherwise. Students may not
use notes, books, cheat sheets, etc. unless given permission by the Course Assistant Professor.
Students may not ask questions during the exam or look on another’s exam and/or answer sheet.
If the student notices an error on the exam, then he/she is to write the question number with the
explanation on the first page of the exam in the top margin. Students may only bring pencils
and/or an eraser into the exam (no phones, drinks, purses, book bags, etc.) unless stated
otherwise by the Course Assistant Professor.
Prior to the exam, students will be given directions on what to do with their completed exams
and/or answer sheets. It is the Course Assistant Professor’s discretion whether or not students
may read or work on other materials after completion of the exam.
Exam Review Policy:
Students may review their exam (for a maximum of 10 minutes) at a time stated by the Course
Assistant Professor. Students may review their comprehensive final exam the day after the final
exam by appointment only. No writing utensils/erasers (i.e. pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.);
electronics/technology equipment (i.e. cell phones, cameras, calculators, etc.); or notes/books of
any kind will be allowed during the review, unless stated otherwise by the Course Assistant
Professor. Written exams are destroyed after one week. Student Scantron answer sheets and
computer results are the only items kept on file. No accumulated review of semester exams is
permitted prior to the final exam.
 Missed Exams
o A make-up exam will be given only for students with an excused absence. If the
student has an unexcused absence then a zero “0” will be recorded in the grade book.
The make-up exam may be more difficult than the original exam. The student is
expected to take the make-up exam on the first day the student returns to a program
related function (lecture/lab/clinic/off-campus assignment/etc.), not to the missed
o It is the responsibility of the student to make all arrangements for the make-up exam
with the Course Assistant Professor. If the make-up exam is not completed on the
first day the student returns to a program related function (lecture/lab/clinic/offcampus assignment/etc.), a zero “0” will be recorded in the grade book.
Missed Assignments/Activities
o Mandatory Assignment/Activity
 If the student fails to participate in/submit/complete the mandatory
assignment/activity by the stated time and/or date, then the student must
complete a make-up assignment/activity for successful completion of the
course. Depending on the nature of the mandatory assignment/activity, the
make-up assignment/activity may be more difficult than the original
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Failure to participate in/complete/turn in the make-up
assignment/activity by the stated time and/or date will warrant three
(3) professional responsibility deduction points.
o Non-Mandatory Assignment/Activity
 Because the assignment/activity is non-mandatory, the student does not have
to complete the missed assignment/activity.
Class attendance is required. It is understood that learning and clinical competence cannot be
obtained when absences occur. If a student misses a class, the student will still be responsible
for all lecture material. A student entering class late will be marked tardy.
 Excused Absence/Tardy
o Absence/Tardy may be excused at the discretion of the Course Assistant
Professor (i.e. illness, emergencies, icy or snowy weather, etc.)
o The absent/tardy student must notify the Course Assistant Professor in advance
(prior to the start of the class) for an absence/tardy to be excused.
 Refer to the syllabus for the Course Assistant Professor’s contact
information. If the Course Assistant Professor is unavailable for your
phone call, leave a detailed message explaining your circumstance. After
a student has attempted to contact the Course Assistant Professor and left a
message, he/she may contact the Dental Hygiene Clinic Office at 918-5957022.
o If a student is tardy for an exam/quiz, the student will only have the remaining
allotted time to take his/her exam/quiz.
Unexcused Absence/Tardy
o Regardless of the reason for an absence/tardy, if the absent/tardy student fails to
notify the Course Assistant Professor in advance (prior to the start of the class) the
absence/tardy will be unexcused.
 Each unexcused absence/tardy will warrant professional responsibility
points being assessed.
o If a student is tardy for an exam/quiz, the student will only have the remaining
allotted time to take his/her exam/quiz. Unexcused tardiness to an exam/quiz
will result in twenty-five points being deducted from his/her exam/quiz grade.
All students are expected to be prepared and ready to begin class on time. Any reading
assignments are to be completed before class meets. It is proper etiquette to refrain from talking
during lecture, and during open discussions, be courteous to both fellow students and the Course
Assistant Professor. Open and mutually respectful communication of varied opinions, beliefs,
and perspectives during classroom or online discussion encourages the free exchange of ideas
that is essential to higher learning and to the ability to learn from each other. In addition, all cell
phones must remain off during class time. Use of any electronic device is at the discretion of
the Course Assistant Professor.
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Inclement Weather: TCC rarely closes. If extreme weather conditions or emergency situations
arise, TCC always gives cancellation notices to radio and television stations. This information is
also posted on the TCC website (
The deadline to withdraw from a course shall not exceed ¾ the duration of any class. Contact
the Counseling Office at the Metro campus to initiate withdrawal from a course (“W” grade).
Check the TCC Academic Calendar for deadlines. In addition, you must meet with the Dental
Hygiene Program Director to complete exit papers from the dental hygiene program. Students
who stop participating in the course and fail to withdraw may receive a course grade of “F”,
which may have financial aid consequences for the student. The last day to withdraw from this
course is April 10.
Students who are earning a failing grade should consider withdrawing from the course by the
official drop date. Failure to withdraw will result in the student receiving a regular grade of “F”
at the end of the semester.
General Education courses at TCC ensure that our graduates gain skills, knowledge, and abilities
that comprise a common foundation for their higher education and a backdrop for their work and
personal lives. TCC’s General Education goals are: Critical Thinking, Effective
Communication, Engaged Learning, and Technological Proficiency.
The Course Assistant Professor reserves the right to modify the syllabus in any way necessary
during the semester. Students will be notified of any changes to the syllabus in writing via
Blackboard. In the event that class is cancelled due to an unforeseen circumstance (i.e. weather,
Course Assistant Professor absence, etc.), the class period may be rescheduled to a different
day/time. The rescheduled class period will be announced on Blackboard. The Attendance/
Student Expectations protocol will be in effect for the rescheduled classes.
It is the policy and practice of Tulsa Community College to create inclusive learning
environments. Accommodations for qualifying students in compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are available. To request
accommodations, contact the Education Access Center (EAC) at [email protected] or call (918)
595-7115 (Voice). Deaf and hard of hearing students may text (918) 809-1864.
Academic dishonesty (cheating) is defined as the deception of others about one’s own work or
about the work of another. Academic dishonesty or misconduct is not condoned or tolerated at
campuses within the Tulsa Community College system. Tulsa Community College adopts a
policy delegating certain forms of authority for disciplinary action to the faculty. Such
disciplinary actions delegated to the faculty include, but are not limited to, the dismissal of
disrespectful or disorderly students from classes. In the case of academic dishonesty a faculty
member may:
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Require the student to redo an assignment or test (exam), or require the student to
complete a substitute assignment or test (exam);
Record a “zero” for the assignment or test (exam) in question;
Recommend to the student that the student withdraw from the class, or administratively
withdraw the student from the class;
Record a grade of “F” for the student at the end of the semester. Faculty may request that
disciplinary action be taken against a student at the administrative level by submitting
such request to the Dean of Student Services.
Please refer to the Dental Hygiene Student Handbook and Policy Manual for specific
disciplinary actions unique to the dental hygiene program.
Each student is responsible for being aware of the information contained in the TCC Catalog, the
TCC Student Policies & Resources Handbook, and semester information listed in the class
schedule. All information may be viewed on the TCC website:
Each student is also responsible for being aware of the information contained in the Dental
Hygiene Student Handbook and Policy Manual and the TCC Health Services Programs
Academic-Related Allied Health Services Program Procedures.
Students are required to maintain and complete a student portfolio. Please refer to the student
portfolio documents for more information.
Tentative (approximate) time allotments for each topic can be found on the tentative course
Lync = lecture is not face-to-face. Students will utilize Blackboard for the Lync lectures. If class
is meeting face-to-face on a Lync lecture date, then students must view the assigned Lync lecture
prior to the class meeting, unless it is an exam. Assignments may also be given over the lecture
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DHYG 1532 Dental Hygiene Pharmacology
Tentative Course Calendar
Monday 9:00-10:50 am
Exams will be given at the beginning of the class session
8:15-10:50 am
Material cited is
expected to be
read prior to class
Introduction to Course (15 min)
15 min
Assignment: Research New Drugs
40 min
A2b, A4a
Information, Sources, Regulatory Agencies, Drug
Legislation, and Prescription Writing
20 min
A2b, A4b
Activity: Writing and Labeling a Prescription
15 min
Adverse Reactions
Drug Action and Handling Lync – 33 min
Ch. 1
Ch. 3
Ch. 2; Appendix
NO CLASS – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
A2a, A4a
Emergency Drugs and Equipment Lync – 34 min
20 min
A2a, A4a
Video: 23 min
40 min
Activity: Identifying Items in an Emergency Cart
and Emergency Drug Kit
30 min
Autonomic Drugs
EXAM 1 (1 hr)
Ch. 4
Oral Conditions and Their Treatment Lync – 25 min
Ch. 13
Antiinfective Agents Lync – 35 min
Ch. 7
Nonopioid (Nonnarcotic) Analgesics Lync – 24 min
Ch. 5
Opioid (Narcotic) Analgesics and Antagonists Lync
– 12 min
Ch. 6
no face-to-face
no face-to-face
Ch. 23 &
Malamed-Ch. 3
& Ch. 30 p. 508510
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30 min
Pregnancy and Breast Feeding
Ch. 24
30 min
Autocoids and Antihistamines
Ch. 18
no face-to-face
Antineoplastic Drugs Lync – 14 min
Antianxiety Agents Lync – 20 min
Ch. 21, CM Bisphosphonates
Ch. 11
EXAM 2 (1 hr 15 min)
Respiratory Drugs Lync – 20 min
Anticonvulsants Lync – 14 min
Ch. 22 (p. 276283)
Ch. 16
no face-to-face
Antifungal and Antiviral Agents Lync – 21 min
Ch. 8
Psychotherapeutic Agents Lync – 23 min
Case Presentation – mandatory attendance for
another class so Pharmacology class will be on
Ch. 17
no face-to-face
Cardiovascular Drugs Lync – 1 hr
EXAM 3 (1 hr 30 min)
Other Hormones Lync – 37 min
30 min
Gastrointestinal Drugs
20 min
A2a, D3a
Drug Abuse
Adrenocorticosteroids Lync – 16 min
A2a, D3a
Natural/Herbal Products and Dietary Supplements
Lync – 13 min
EXAM 4 (1 hr 15 min)
9:00-10:50 am
Ch. 15
Ch. 20
Ch. 22 (p.283288)
Ch. 25
Ch. 19
Ch. 26; Handout
FINAL EXAM (Comprehensive) (1 hr 50 min)
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