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DHY 280 - Clinical Dental Hygiene II


Last Date of Approval: spring 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 0
Total Clinical Hours: 120
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course is an application of the instrumental skills utilized in preventative and therapeutic dental hygiene clinical experiences in oral prophylaxis, application of preventative therapeutics and radiography techniques to beginner level. 

Corequisites: DHY 278 
Prerequisites: DHY 184  
Mode(s) of Instruction: face to face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $850.00

Common Course Assessment(s): Competencies

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
 

  • Demonstrate continued competency in previously mastered skills.
  • Complete thorough assessment of patients with early to advanced periodontitis.
  • Complete a treatment plan
  • Identify patients in need of radiographic assessment
  • Identify patients in need of referral.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and judgment in all clinical sessions.
  • Demonstrate patient rapport building and communication skills
  • Demonstrate Entry Skill Level of dental hygiene care

 

 

Objectives:

DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC II GENERAL OBJECTIVES

 

I. Professionalism & Ethics

  • Articulate ethical principles relevant to dental hygiene and practice with personal and professional integrity
  • Provide humane and compassionate care to all clients/clients
  • Maintain honesty in relationships with client/clients, colleagues, and other professionals
  • Ensure the privacy of the client/clients during dental hygiene treatment and counseling and maintain confidentiality of client/clients records
  • Information Processing
  • Communicate professional knowledge verbally and in writing
  • Utilize sound judgment in processing information, making professional decisions and applying new information to client/client care

II. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • The Individual
    • Promote preventive health behaviors by personally striving to maintain optimal oral and general health
    • Identify the oral health needs of individuals and assist them in the development of appropriate and individualized preventive and therapeutic regimes.
    • Encourage client/clients to assume responsibility for their health and promote adherence to preventive and therapeutic regimens
  • The Community
    • Participate in the public policy process in order to influence consumer groups, businesses and government agencies to support health care issues

III. Dental Hygiene Process of Care

  • Assessment
    • Systematically collect data on general and oral health status of the patient: Recognize the client/client record as a legal document and maintain its accuracy, consistency and confidentiality
    • Obtain, review and update a complete medical, sociological, psychological and dental history, including assessment vital signs
    • Recognize medical conditions that require special precautions or consideration prior to or during dental hygiene treatment
    • Identify the client/client at risk for a medical emergency, take steps to prevent an emergency and be prepared to help manage an emergency should it occur
    • Perform extraoral and intraoral examination and accurately record findings
    • Perform an examination of the teeth and accurately record the findings
    • Recognize and suggest the need for radiographs
    • Communicate data collection to supervisory staff
    • Relate with patient by clarification of data
    • Update data continuously using consistent methodology
  • Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
    • A formal statement of the dental hygienist’s decision regarding the actual or potential problems of a patient that is amenable to treatment by the dental hygienist
    • Analyze data with increased accuracy on a variety of patients
    • Formulate a specific diagnosis using assessment data to meet the individual treatment needs of each patient
  • Planning
    • Analyze client/client data to formulate a dental hygiene care plan which is based on a statement of problems related to oral health and disease that may be addressed by dental hygiene services and that is congruent with treatment plans by the dentist and other health professionals
  • Implementation
    • Use current infection control procedures
    • Use measures to minimize occupational hazards in the work place
    • Perform dental hygiene treatment including preventive and therapeutic procedures
    • Assist patient in controlling and preventing disease
    • Customize oral health education based on individual needs designed to assist patient in assuming responsibility for their oral health and attainment of oral health goals
  • Evaluation
    • Recognize and suggest the need for consult/referral to an appropriate health care professional
    • Actively seek feedback from patient on clinical services as reported on the patient satisfaction form
  • Documentation
    • Record data with increased accuracy
    • Use data collected from patients to continually perfect skills in patient management

 

Upon completion of Dental Hygiene II Clinic the student will:

  1. Demonstrate continued competency in previously mastered skills.
  2. Complete thorough assessment of Periodontal status Type I-II patients.
  3. Complete oral prophylaxis on calculus 2 patients.
  4. Identify patients in need of radiographic assessment.
  5. Identify patients for and apply pit and fissure sealants.
  6. Administer local anesthesia utilizing proper management techniques and recognize the potential complications.
  7. Monitor nitrous oxide analgesia utilizing proper management techniques and recognize the potential complications.
  8. Determine the need for and demonstrate the effective and efficient use of the power scaler.
  9. Determine the need for and demonstrate the effective use of the air polisher.
  10. Determine the need for and demonstrate effective and efficient use of the intraoral camera, only use intraoral cameras with Dentrix not personal cellphones.
  11. Demonstrate professional behavior and judgment in all clinic sessions.
  12. Determine the need for and demonstrate effective manipulation and placement of periodontal dressing.
  13. Evaluate the need for and perform pulp testing.
  14. Evaluate the need for and perform DIAGNOdent use



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