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Course Number:
DH 105
Course Title:
Dental Hygiene Practice II
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Course Description

Students apply dental hygiene preventive and therapeutic principles while providing patient care in a clinical environment. Patient care includes oral prophylaxis and oral hygiene. Co-requisite: DH 102

Addendum to Course Description

This course will continue the lab experiences introduced in DH 104.  Students will provide dental hygiene care to their student partners and to PCC patients.  Services include assessment, treatment planning, scaling and polishing, fluoride applications and appropriate oral care instructions.  This will also include integration of oral prophylaxis classifications, current non-surgical periodontal therapy, alternative oral physiotherapy aids, dental hygiene process of care and school clinic policies and procedures.  Students will also have opportunities to integrate their knowledge of oral physiotherapy aids, dental prostheses and fluoride treatment modalities when educating patients.

Intended Outcomes for the course

1. Provide intermediate (level 1) dental hygiene

care to patients who present with minimal disease


2. Integrate knowledge of oral physiotherapy aids,

oral chemotherapeutics and fluorides into patient


3. Integrate the use of power instrumentation and

area-specific instrumentation into patient care.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Complete seven clinical patient cases with 75 % accuracy or better.

  • Complete required clinical objectives for the term.
  • Complete a test case at 75% or better.
  • Complete clinic management rotations as assigned.

  • Attendance

  • Weekly journals

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 Course Content (Themes, Concepts and Issues)

  • Deposit and periodontal classifications

  • Assessment, implementation and evaluation

  • Auxiliary oral physiotherapy aids

  • Current non-surgical periodontal therapy

  • Oral chemotherapeutics

  • Care and maintenance of oral prosthetics

  • Instruemnt sharpening

  • Systemic fluorides

  • Clinic protocols

  • Safety

  • Patient education

  • Self -assessment


  1. Demonstrate patient assessment skills including vital signs, interviewing and charting.

  2. Classify patients by deposit and periodontal status.

  3. Write a comprehensive treatment plan for a client of the student’s choice.

  4. Provide education to clients in the clinic setting.

  5. Integrate knowledge of oral physiotherapy and fluorides when counseling clients.

  6. Provide dental hygiene services for patients with minimal disease symptoms.

  7. Use problem solving skills in situations involving patient management and emergencies.

  8. Classify patients by deposit and periodontal status.

  9. Demonstrate denture care for a patient.

  10. Demonstrate the basics of instrument sharpening.

  11. Demonstrate the use of area-specific instrumentation.

  12. Demonstrate the use of power instrumentation with appropriate clinical patients.

  13. Follow all clinic policies, protocols and procedures.