DH 118A - Clinical Dental Hygiene 1
Introduction to basic instrumentation, assessment procedures, and clinical protocol for dental hygiene care.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisite: DH118A and DH 118B require simultaneous registration.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Relate the history of dental hygiene to the concept of preventive dentistry and describe the dental hygienist's scope of practice.
2. Discuss the methods of plaque control presented in class, and state their applicability to client care.
3. Discuss the rationale for the exploring and periodontal probing procedures, compare the variety of explorers and periodontal probes which are presented in class, and demonstrate the Lane Community College procedure for performing the periodontal assessment examination.
4. List and discuss the dental deposits discussed in class, the steps in deposit formation, and their effect on the oral tissues.
5. Define three instrumentation skills which dental hygienists perform and identify the instruments appropriate for each skill.
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