||This course is a continuation of DNHY2213 with emphasis on the treatment of moderate to advanced periodontal disease, the development of speed and an introduction to several advanced dental hygiene techniques.
The student must be accepted into the dental hygiene program and comply with the Dental Program Student/Faculty Handbook.
- Collect data, record and assess a comprehensive health history, including social history.
- Perform and record extraoral and intraoral examinations and assessment of occlusion and hard tissue exams.
- Assess the need for, expose, develop, evaluate and interpret dental radiographs to include radiographic assessment of the periodontium and dentition.
- Expose and implement intraoral photography.
- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate a dental hygiene treatment plan.
- Formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis and supportive dental hygiene treatment plan.
- Assess the need for and perform initial and supportive periodontal therapies.
- Assess the need for and perform therapeutic hand and ultrasonic/sonic periodontal debridement therapies.
- Perform care and maintenance procedures for dental implants.
- Assess the need for and perform extrinsic stain removal procedures.
- Assess the need for and apply adjunctive topical chemotherapeutic and controlled released agents.
- Assess the need for and apply pain and anxiety management strategies.
- Assess the need for and plan professional topical fluoride and/or self applied fluoride; apply professional fluoride.
- Apply principles of nutritional and/or tobacco cessation counseling to the management of oral health.
- Perform recontouring and polishing of existing restorations.
- Take impressions for, pour and trim study models.
- Assess the need for and place pit and fissure sealants.
- Assess, plan and perform patient oral self-care education.
- Apply standard precautions for the prevention of disease transmission.
- Follow all state and federal regulatory requirements when rendering patient care.
- Apply principles of comprehensive record-keeping.
- Apply principles of professional and ethical behavior.
- Apply principles of evidence-based decision making.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills when providing patient care.
- Demonstrate professional communication skills in all aspects of patient care.
- Demonstrate concern and understanding of a variety of patient needs based on overall health, oral health and cultural, social and economic circumstances.
- The course competencies will be graded at a higher level than DNHY 2213 Practice IV by the TalEval evaluation system.
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