Course Content and Outcome Guide for DH 204
- Course Number:
- DH 204
- Course Title:
- Dental Hygiene Practice IV
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Course DescriptionA continuation of clinical activities to include treating periodontal patients and patients with heavy deposits; activities will correlate to theory lecture course DH 201. Co-requisite: DH 201
Addendum to Course Description
Competency Skill Levels: DH Program basic skill competencies #'s 1-12 are addressed at the introductory and developing skill levels.
Intended Outcomes for the course
- Provide assessment, periodontal diagnosis, care planning, implementation of treatment and treatment evaluation techniques for the patient with oral disease
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Create a dental hygiene treatment care plan appropriate for non-surgical periodontal therapy.
- Create a nutritional diet for a periodontally involved patient.
- Midterm and final exams
- Complete clinical requirements at 75% or greater accuracy.
- Satisfactorily complete a clinical test case.
- Attend all clinic bay meetings, documentation meetings and clinical sessions unless excused.
- Using reflective learning techniques, maintain a weekly journal.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The periodontal patient
Assessment and care planning
Treatment options and sequencing
Non-surgical periodontal therapy
Nutritional analysis for dental health
New treatments, products and innovations.
Evaluation and maintenance care
- Describe treatment sequencing for optimum patient care.
- Explain the medical emergency protocols for the PCC clinic.
- Recognize and assess the value of various new developments in dental hygiene care.
- Explain the factors and considerations that must go into treatment planning for the periodontal patient.
- Discuss the theory, operation, maintenance and precautions associated with use of ultrasonic/sonic instruments.
- Compare and contrast hand-instrumentation and sonic/ultrasonic scaling.
- Compare and contrast irrigation therapy products and systems.
- Discuss nutritional concepts and their relationship to dental health.
- Develop a food survey plan for use by a clinic patient.
- Discuss patient management principles and problems associated with the periodontal patient.
- Discuss possible reasons for modifying an established treatment plan.
- Participate in classroom discussions of clinic problems, concern and share cases for peer review
- Provide safe, effective clinical care for periodontally involved patients at a introductory level.
- Demonstrate the ability to collect data for assessment, synthesize the data to form a dental hygiene diagnosis, plan, implement and evaluate treatment for a variety of clinic patients at the developmental level.