This course introduces the profession of dental hygiene, the dental hygiene code of ethics, principles of infection and exposure prevention, and the CDC Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. The dental hygiene process of care with an emphasis on the assessment phase is presented. Oral hard and soft deposits are discussed with an introduction to safety and emergency procedures. Oral health education, oral physiotherapy techniques, oral hygiene indices are introduced. Extrinsic stain removal and fluoride theories are discussed.