May 19, 2022
DHE 250LC - Dental HygieneIII Clinical 4 Credits, 16 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 16 lab periods
Continuation of DHE 150 , DHE 150LB , and DHE 150LC . This is the clinical lab portion of DHE 250. 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 250
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.
- Provide home care instructions based upon patient needs an interest level.
- Provide nutritional counseling service to clinical patients as treatment planned.
- Write up a dental hygiene care plan for patient services.
- Formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis.
- Respond to any medical emergencies.
- Explain etiology and prognosis of dental disease so that the patient understands his role in home care.
- Use radiographic surveys to detect abnormal tissues, detect calculus, critique technique, and identify normal landmarks.
- Expose radiographic surveys after determining the patient’s needs and diagnostic yield.
- Record findings from initial extra-oral and extra-oral exams.
- Demonstrate treatment procedures for medically compromised patients with the implementation of appropriate precautionary measures.
- Consult with the patient’s physicians in determining the appropriate modification in dental hygiene service for each patient recognized as a medically compromised.
- Complete a periodontal record for baseline information and provide updates for a clinical patient under treatment.
- Prepare dental hygiene treatment plans for patients who exhibit intermediate levels of periodontal disease.
- Integrate preventative measures, along with periodontal disease control services, for each patient indicated for these services.
- Explain and establish referrals to the dental specialties for patients who require additional dental treatment.
- Integrate dental care with a total approach to provide optimal health care.
- Practice consistent universal precautions, asepsis and safety standards in the dental environment.
- Evaluate the success of recommendations for the use of home care instructions and the patient’s plaque control techniques, based upon the tissue responses.
- Apply root-planning techniques when indicted for smoothing the cementum.
- Evaluate an individual patient success with prescribe plaque control techniques.
- Incorporate the use of diagnostic radiographs for the detection and treatment of periodontal disease.
- Successful placement of composite and amalgam restorations on a typodont.
- Introduction of the use of lasers.
- 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
- Composite and amalgam restorations
- Introduction to lasers
- 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
- Mental Retardation
- Mental Disorder
- Alcohol-Related Disorder
- 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 2018/19
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