Course : Dental Hygiene I Clinical Practice
- Course Number
- DNHY 3114
- Section Number
- Fall 2020
- Centennial Hall, 103 and Gaines Clinic
- Debra Kelley
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Monday, November 23, 2020 12:00 am
Through reading assignments, lectures, individual/group discussion, and lab/clinical practice, the students will develop the knowledge and skills required to perform procedures related to the dental hygiene profession. Upon completion of this course (as integrated with Clinical Practice I) the students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate proper infection control protocol during patient care set-up and break-down of clinic operations and instrument preparation for sterilization.
2. Demonstrate and consistently utilize correct positioning while working on selected patients in the clinical setting.
3. Demonstrate correct instrumentation technique when using the dental mirror, explorer and periodontal probe as well as sickles, universal and Gracey currettes.
4. Identify possible contraindications to dental/dental hygiene treatment based on patients’ medical histories.
5. Review medical histories identifying areas requiring further information from the patient and then questioning and documenting additional information.
6. Correctly take and record vital signs: blood pressure and pulse.
7. Complete dental charting and periodontal assessment with adequate documentation for this level of their education.
8. Identify and correctly sharpen dull dental hygiene instruments.
9. Perform extra andintraoral examinations correctly documenting finding for this level of their education.
10. Explain the rationale for antibiotic premedication and/or consultation with a patient’s physician prior to tissue manipulation.
Evaluation # 1 20%
Evaluation # 2 20%
Evaluation # 3 20%
Evaluation # 4 20%
Final Exam 20%
Dental Hygiene Department Grading Scale
A = 92 to 100
B = 83 to 91
C = 75 to 82
D = 65 to 74
75 FINAL COURSE AVERAGE IS THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE GRADE FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE
Course Examinations (25% each)
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