Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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DHE 250 - Dental Hygiene III

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Continuation of DHE 150 , DHE 150LB , and DHE 150LC . Application of dental hygiene skills with a variety of clinical patients with dental hygiene care plans at the intermediate level. Includes dental hygiene theory and care, instrumentation, and care of patients with various physical disabilities.

Prerequisite(s): DHE 119 , DHE 120 , DHE 122 , DHE 132 , DHE 132LB , DHE 150 , DHE 150LB , and DHE 150LC  
Corequisite(s): DHE 208 , DHE 208LC , DHE 209 , DHE 212 , DHE 250LC  
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop a dental hygiene care plan; formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis, using the dental hygiene human needs concept.
  2. Discuss modifications to dental hygiene care and oral health education for the mentally challenged and for the patients with physical disabilities.
  3. Define and collected available treatment alternatives that relate to periodontal disease and the specific treatment that satisfies the needs for patient oral health.
  4. Demonstrate intermediate to advanced instrumentation skills with a vast variety of dental instruments.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Construct a dental hygiene care plan using the dental hygiene human needs concept.
  2. Formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis using the patient’s assessment finds.
  3. Organize and apply the patient’s dental hygiene diagnosis into a comprehensive treatment plan.
  4. Construct an appointment plan using the comprehensive treatment plan.
  5. Describe the importance of the re-evaluation appointment.
  6. Identify characteristic for patients with physical and sensory disabilities.
  7. Describe the differences between universal and area-specific curets.
  8. Compare and contrast between power-driven and hand scaling instruments.
  9. List concerns in a dental office for treating a patient with physical and sensory disabilities.
  10. List concerns in a dental office for treating a patient with a cleft lip or palate.
  11. Decide when to refer for additional supportive care for patients with physical and sensory disabilities.
  12. List the possible oral changes for the patients with physical disabilities.
  13. Modify the dental hygiene treatment to the needs of patients.
  14. Discuss modifications to dental hygiene care and oral health education for individuals with  intellectual disorders.
  15. Explain how to escort a patient with a visual impairment to the dental chair and give patient education.
  16. Design strategies to communicate with a patient with a sensory impairment.
  17. List special considerations in dental treatment for the patient with arthritis.
  18. Develop a dental hygiene care plan for an individual undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  19. Advise patients with oral cancer about how their chemotherapy or radiation therapy will affect their oral structures.
  20. Discuss the dental needs of HIV positive patients in the different stages and how to treat those patients.
  21. Identify a patient history that might be positive for hepatitis and list a dental hygiene care plan for the patient.
  22. Define infective endocarditis and identify potential risks for subacute bacterial endocarditis.
  23. Develop a dental hygiene management plan for patient with a history of congestive heart failure, heart attack, intrinsic heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias.
  24. Describe the disease process of diabetes and discuss the dental hygiene treatment for managing the patient with diabetes.
  25. List the procedures for the mock board exam and participates in the exam.
  26. List causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and determine the treatment modification for patients with this disease.
  27. Discuss the oral sign associated with bleeding disorders.
  28. List the precautions and dental treatment modifications for patients with bleeding disorders.
  29. Identify oral manifestations of patients on dialysis.
  30. Relate the pharmacological precautions taken with a patient in renal failure.

Outline:
  1. Dental Hygiene Theory and Care
    1. Human needs theory and dental hygiene care
    2. Dental hygiene diagnosis
    3. Cross-cultural practice
    4. Dental hygiene care plan and evaluation
  2. Instrumentation
    1. Use of curet and sickle scalers and files
    2. Power-driven and hand scaling instruments
  3. Wheel Chair Transfer
  4. Care of Patients With Physical Disabilities
    1. Physical disability or impairment
    2. Sensory disability
    3. Cleft lip and/or palate
  5. Care of Patients With Mental Disabilities
    1. Intellectual Disorders
    2. Mental Disorder
    3. Alcohol-Related Disorder
    4. Eating Disorders
  6. Care of Patients with Health Conditions
    1. Seizure Disabilities
    2. Cardiovascular Disease
    3. Blood Disease
    4. Diabetes
    5. Oral Cancer
    6. Transplant Organs
    7. HIV/AIDS
    8. Hepatitis or Liver Disease
    9. Renal Failure and Dialysis
    10. Pulmonary Disease


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/2022



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