May 18, 2022
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
- Develop a dental hygiene care plan; formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis, using the dental hygiene human needs concept.
- Discuss modifications to dental hygiene care and oral health education for the mentally challenged and for the patients with physical disabilities.
- Define and collected available treatment alternatives that relate to periodontal disease and the specific treatment that satisfies the needs for patient oral health.
- Demonstrate intermediate to advanced instrumentation skills with a vast variety of dental instruments.
- Construct a dental hygiene care plan using the dental hygiene human needs concept.
- Formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis using the patient’s assessment finds.
- Organize and apply the patient’s dental hygiene diagnosis into a comprehensive treatment plan.
- Construct an appointment plan using the comprehensive treatment plan.
- Describe the importance of the re-evaluation appointment.
- Identify characteristic for patients with physical and sensory disabilities.
- Describe the differences between universal and area-specific curets.
- Compare and contrast between power-driven and hand scaling instruments.
- List concerns in a dental office for treating a patient with physical and sensory disabilities.
- List concerns in a dental office for treating a patient with a cleft lip or palate.
- Decide when to refer for additional supportive care for patients with physical and sensory disabilities.
- List the possible oral changes for the patients with physical disabilities.
- Modify the dental hygiene treatment to the needs of patients.
- Discuss modifications to dental hygiene care and oral health education for individuals with intellectual disorders.
- Explain how to escort a patient with a visual impairment to the dental chair and give patient education.
- Design strategies to communicate with a patient with a sensory impairment.
- List special considerations in dental treatment for the patient with arthritis.
- Develop a dental hygiene care plan for an individual undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
- Advise patients with oral cancer about how their chemotherapy or radiation therapy will affect their oral structures.
- Discuss the dental needs of HIV positive patients in the different stages and how to treat those patients.
- Identify a patient history that might be positive for hepatitis and list a dental hygiene care plan for the patient.
- Define infective endocarditis and identify potential risks for subacute bacterial endocarditis.
- Develop a dental hygiene management plan for patient with a history of congestive heart failure, heart attack, intrinsic heart disease, and cardiac arrhythmias.
- Describe the disease process of diabetes and discuss the dental hygiene treatment for managing the patient with diabetes.
- List the procedures for the mock board exam and participates in the exam.
- List causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and determine the treatment modification for patients with this disease.
- Discuss the oral sign associated with bleeding disorders.
- List the precautions and dental treatment modifications for patients with bleeding disorders.
- Identify oral manifestations of patients on dialysis.
- Relate the pharmacological precautions taken with a patient in renal failure.
- Dental Hygiene Theory and Care
- Human needs theory and dental hygiene care
- Dental hygiene diagnosis
- Cross-cultural practice
- Dental hygiene care plan and evaluation
- Use of curet and sickle scalers and files
- Power-driven and hand scaling instruments
- Wheel Chair Transfer
- Care of Patients With Physical Disabilities
- Physical disability or impairment
- Sensory disability
- Cleft lip and/or palate
- Care of Patients With Mental Disabilities
- Intellectual Disorders
- Mental Disorder
- Alcohol-Related Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Care of Patients with Health Conditions
- Seizure Disabilities
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Blood Disease
- Oral Cancer
- Transplant Organs
- Hepatitis or Liver Disease
- Renal Failure and Dialysis
- Pulmonary Disease
Full Academic Year 2021/2022
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