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Course Number:
DH 204B
Course Title:
Dental Hygiene Practice IV
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Course Description

Continues clinical activities to include treating moderate periodontal patients and patients with moderate/heavy deposits; activities will correlate to theory lecture course DH 201. Prerequisites: DH 204A. Corequisites: DH 201.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Provide assessment, periodontal diagnosis, care planning, implementation of treatment and treatment evaluation techniques for the patient with moderate
periodontal disease and moderate/heavy deposits.

Course Activities and Design

Provide patient care for moderate periodontal disease and/or moderate deposits cases.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

· Create a dental hygiene treatment care plan appropriate for non-surgical moderate periodontal therapy cases.
· Create a nutritional diet for a periodontally involved patient.
· 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 oral health
New treatments, products and innovations.
Ultrasonic/sonic instrumentation
Irrigation therapy
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 patient management principles and problems associated with the periodontal patient.
· Discuss possible reasons for modifying an established treatment plan.
· Provide safe, effective clinical care for moderate periodontally involved patients at a developmental 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.
· Discuss nutritional concepts and their relationship to oral health.
· Develop a food survey plan for use by a clinic patient.