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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
  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. Provide home care instructions based upon patient needs an interest level.
  2. Provide nutritional counseling service to clinical patients as treatment planned.
  3. Write up a dental hygiene care plan for patient services.
  4. Formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis.
  5. Respond to any medical emergencies.
  6. Explain etiology and prognosis of dental disease so that the patient understands his role in home care.
  7. Use radiographic surveys to detect abnormal tissues, detect calculus, critique technique, and identify normal landmarks.
  8. Expose radiographic surveys after determining the patient’s needs and diagnostic yield.
  9. Record findings from initial extra-oral and extra-oral exams.
  10. Demonstrate treatment procedures for medically compromised patients with the implementation of appropriate precautionary measures.
  11. Consult with the patient’s physicians in determining the appropriate modification in dental hygiene service for each patient recognized as a medically compromised.
  12. Complete a periodontal record for baseline information and provide updates for a clinical patient under treatment.
  13. Prepare dental hygiene treatment plans for patients who exhibit intermediate levels of periodontal disease.
  14. Integrate preventative measures, along with periodontal disease control services, for each patient indicated for these services.
  15. Explain and establish referrals to the dental specialties for patients who require additional dental treatment.
  16. Integrate dental care with a total approach to provide optimal health care.
  17. Practice consistent universal precautions, asepsis and safety standards in the dental environment.
  18. Evaluate the success of recommendations for the use of home care instructions and the patient’s plaque control techniques, based upon the tissue responses.
  19. Apply root-planning techniques when indicted for smoothing the cementum.
  20. Evaluate an individual patient success with prescribe plaque control techniques.
  21. Incorporate the use of diagnostic radiographs for the detection and treatment of periodontal disease.
  22. Successful placement of composite and amalgam restorations on a typodont.
  23. Introduction of the use of lasers.

  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. Composite and amalgam restorations
    4. Introduction to lasers
  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. Mental Retardation
    2. Mental Disorder
    3. Alcohol-Related Disorder
  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 2018/19

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