May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DH 221A - Clinical Dental Hygiene 5

2 Credit(s)

Lecture, instructional lab and clinical course focusing on continuation of the theory and practice of the dental hygiene process of care, including advanced instructional theory and practice in therapeutic interventions for comprehensive dental hygiene care.

Prerequisite: Admission to Dental Hygiene program
Corequisite: DH 221B  

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of applying principles of communication when implementing nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
  2. Value self-care education and the dental hygiene case presentation (consultation).
  3. Identify strategies to enhance a patient education and skill development.
  4. Define the role of the dental hygienist during a dental emergency appointment.
  5. Analyze the conditions and needs of the advanced periodontal patient and dental hygiene services for these patients.
  6. Recognize and identify appropriate dental hygiene service codes for dental hygiene clients following ADA Current Dental Terminology guidelines.
  7. Identify special considerations for the geriatric patient.
  8. Recognize and utilize information presented in case studies to correctly assess medical conditions in relation to oral conditions to recommend appropriate oral hygiene instruction and treatment planning

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