DH 118B - Clinical Dental Hygiene 1 Lab
Clinical lab required for DH 118A.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Name, locate and demonstrate proper utilization of the parts of the dental unit.
2. Practice and demonstrate proper client positioning.
3. Practice and demonstrate proper operator and dental light positioning.
4. Demonstrate disinfecting the dental unit and light, and place appropriate barriers prior to client seating.
5. Identify and verbalize all oral landmarks listed on Basic Clinical Evaluation (BCE).
6. Record and compute plaque indices.
7. Utilize compressed air for increased visibility.
8. Apply disclosing solution using the direct method, covering only the intraoral area desired.
9. Interview a client and record accurately all parts of a medical history.
10. Demonstrate the mouth mirror for indirect vision, retraction, and illumination.
11. Demonstrate proper pen grasp with all instruments issued.
12. Demonstrate appropriate fulcrums and body positions for use with all instruments.
13. Demonstrate correct instrument adaptation, angulation, and insertion for working and exploration strokes with all instruments.
14. Describe, demonstrate, and compare working and exploratory strokes with all instruments.
15. Demonstrate correct adaptation of the ODU 11-12 explorer to all areas of the mouth.
16. Demonstrate the correct adaptation of the periodontal probe on six surfaces of each tooth in the mouth.
17. Demonstrate continuing progress in developing the manual dexterity required to perform: effective detection and removal of hard deposits with no soft tissue trauma, proper maintenance of instrument blades, complete removal of extrinsic stains with no soft tissue trauma.
18. Describe and demonstrate the procedure and evaluation of medical history, dental chartings, periodontal assessments, oral inspection (ACS screening), obtain vital signs, and clinical record keeping.
19. Utilize correct dental terminology in all clinical activities.
20. Evaluate self in methods of plaque control removal using the techniques presented in class with a goal of attaining 90% plaque free.
21. Demonstrate strict adherence to all methods for the prevention of disease transmission.
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