Course : DNHY Clinic Practice 3 Lecture
- Course Number
- Section Number
- Fall 2022
- Centennial Hall, 103
- Kelly Holcomb
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Wednesday, December 07, 2022 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Given reading assignments, lecture, class discussion and lab and clinic work as applicable, upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Describe how changing perspectives on the roles of calculus, plaque, and endotoxins in periodontal disease have affected the development of dental hygiene treatment over the past several decades.
2. Identify the rationale for use of the ultrasonic scaler, demonstrate its set-up, and properly utilize it in the laboratory setting on extracted teeth, and in the clinical setting on select patients (fellow students).
3. Discuss the evolution of root instrumentation and demonstrate proper treatment procedures on extracted teeth with specialized hand instruments.
4. Identify pit and fissure sealant candidates (individuals, as well as individual teeth); and properly place sealants on (a) extracted teeth and (b) designated fellow classmates.
5. Discuss various physical conditions/diseases and determine possible modifications and/or contraindications to dental/dental hygiene treatment.
6. Discuss various emergency situations that may occur in a dental office in regards to; etiological and/or precipitating factors; physiological activity that produces the clinical signs and symptoms; and management.
7. Discuss the ethical and legal aspects of the Good Samaritan Statute, Standard of Care, and Standard of Care in a Medical Emergency in regards to the dental hygienists responsibilities.
8. Analyze and determine the most appropriate approach to pain management during nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
9. Analyze and determine the most appropriate supplemental care procedures for nonsurgical periodontal therapy cases.
10. Develop treatment plans for medically and/or periodontally compromised patients
11. Integrate didactic information with clinical experiences to analyze, apply and formally present the relationships between selected patientsâ personal attitudes/beliefs, cultural influences, medical, dental and periodontal conditions.
12. Develop and formally present a Case Presentation/Overview of a clinical patient: outline the assessment findings, etiologic factors, and clinical data used to determine the dental hygiene diagnosis; explain the planned sequence of care based on this diagnosis; review the implemented treatment giving possible
rationales for expected/unexpected outcomes; and discuss rationale for maintenance care/recommendations.
13. Learning objectives related to specific topics are given for each class session.
Course Credit Values
Exam 1 20%
Exam 2 20%
Exam 3 20%
Final Exam 20%
Senior Case 20%
Dental Hygiene Grading Scale
92 to 100 A
83 to 91 B
75 to 82 C
65 to 74 D Failure in Dental Hygiene-Student cannot matriculate into next semester
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