DH 119A - Clinical Dental Hygiene 2
Continuation of preclinical skills in instrumentation, evaluation of clients, treatment planning and client education. Didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction, with emphasis on removal of deposits, preparation for clients and the application of preventive dental procedures. Client care begins with the child, adolescent and adult patient with limited periodontal needs.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisite: DH119A and DH 119B require simultaneous registration.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Utilize dental terminology presented within all courses in the Dental Hygiene program during clinical activities. When written, the terminology must be spelled correctly.
2. Utilize the dental hygiene process of care –assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation when providing patient care.
3. Demonstrate the procedure and evaluation of the medical history, dental charting, oral hygiene assessment (including plaque index), periodontal assessment, oral inspection, and clinical record keeping.
4. Describe and/or demonstrate the procedure, types, advantages and disadvantages of methods for applying topical fluorides; and applicability of the variety of products for systemic use.
5. Discuss legal and ethical responsibilities of the hygienist.
6. Demonstrate accuracy in appointment records and clinical procedures as presented in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
7. Identify the tooth discolorations and dental stains presented in class, methods, and polishing equipment appropriate for removal.
8. Identify and describe the applicability of a variety of oral physiotherapy devices and dental products.
9. Demonstrate continuing progress in developing skills 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.
10. Demonstrate correct instrument insertion, adaptation, and angulation for working and exploratory strokes using all instruments assigned in pre-clinical labs.
11. Describe and identify the etiology and classifications of caries.
12. Demonstrate strict adherence to all methods for the prevention of disease transmission presented in classes.
13. Recognize deposit retention factors and plan treatment for the prevention of deposit accumulation.
14. Utilize principles of child client management discussed in class.
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