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DH 121 - Dental Hygiene Seminar I

Credits: 2


Introduces fundamentals of treatment planning, recall systems, documentation, patient management, and communication with diverse patient populations.

Prerequisite(s): DH 110 , DH 111 , DH 112 , DH 114 , DH 115 , DH 116 , and DH 118  each with a C (2.0) minimum grade.
Corequisite(s): DH 120 , DH 122 , DH 123 , DH 123L , DH 124A  , DH 125  and LW 206A  
Lecture Hours: 30 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: None
Pass/NoCredit: No

Outcomes and Objectives 1.     Follow the appropriate protocol in utilizing Delta College's Dental Hygiene forms.

     A.          Explain the proper order of utilizing the following forms:

                  1.    screening card

                  2.    premedication form

                  3.    authorization

                  4.    medical history

                  5.    medical/authorization for radiographic patients only

                  6.    progress notes

                  7.    oral exam

                  8.    proposed treatment plan and services rendered

                  9.    student evaluation form

                  10.  OHI sheets

                  11.  plaque control graph

                  12.  evaluation of patient needs / DDS treatment plan

                  13.  restorative chart

                  14.  periodontal chart

                  15.  referral letter

                  16.  no patient form

                  17.  student professional report

                  18.  offense sheet

                  19.  Delta College Injury Report

     B.          Demonstrate how to fill out each of the following forms:

                  1.    screening card

                  2.    premedication form

                  3.    authorization

                  4.    medical history

                  5.    medical/authorization for radiographic patients only

                  6.    progress notes

                  7.    oral exam

                  8.    proposed treatment plan and services rendered

                  9.    student evaluation form

                  10.  OHI sheets

                  11.  plaque control graph

                  12.  evaluation of patient needs / DDS. treatment plan

                  13.  restorative chart

                  14.  periodontal chart

                  15.  referral letter

                  16.  no patient form

                  17.  student professional report

                  18.  offense sheet

                  19.  Delta College Injury Report

2.    Collect the necessary information to make a dental hygiene diagnosis and prepare a treatment plan for their patients.    

     A.          Define a dental diagnosis, dental hygiene diagnosis, and dental hygiene prognosis.

     B.          Explain what data needs to be collected for form a basis for diagnosis.

     C.          List and explain the four objectives of a treatment plan.

     D.         Explain the four objectives that are needed for the preparation of a treatment plan.

     E.          List and explain the five parts of a total treatment plan.

     F.          Explain the three basic characteristics of an effective treatment plan.

     G.         Explain in detail the three different steps in planning a treatment plan for a patient.

     H.         Describe in detail the four criteria for determining the sequence of a treatment plan.

      I.          Explain the importance of gaining the informed consent from your patients and briefly

                  describe how informed consent is achieved in the dental clinic.

     J.          Demonstrate how to fill out the various treatment forms used in the dental clinic.

3:    Explain the various parts of an evaluation and maintenance program.

     A.          Explain the need for evaluating.

     B.          Describe the 3 phases of periodontal evaluation.

     C.          List the 6 areas that need to be evaluated and explain how these items should be evaluated.

     D.          Explain the 6 factors that determine appointment frequency for maintenance.

     E.          Briefly explain the 4 categories of Periodontal Maintenance Therapy (PMT)

     F.           During a maintenance appointment list the 9 items that you are going to evaluate before you start a prophy.

 4.    Explain the importance of designing a recall system for their patients and design a recall system for their patients.

     A.          State the purpose of a recall system

     B.          Explain how to determine the period of time between recall appointments. Include examples of the types of patients that might be on a
                   three, six or one year recall.

     C.          List the procedures typically done in a recall appointment.

     D.          Compare and contrast the different recall systems, include: format, pros and cons.

5.    Construct a preventive program for their patients.

     A.          Define and give an example of the following levels of prevention:

                  1.    Primary

                  2.    Secondary

                  3.    Tertiary

     B.          Name the five general approaches to prevention of dental caries or periodontal disease.

     C.          Name the four convenient categories that aid in classifying dental disease and in planning oral

                   disease prevention and treatment programs.

     D.          List the two general objectives of disease control.

     E.          List the two reasons why dental health is neglected.

     F.          Explain the difference between Immediate and Long Range Planning.

     G.         Explain the value of teaching before starting treatment.

     H.         Discuss the value of Presentation, Demonstration, and Practice in a successful program.

     I.           List the five items that influence the sequence of oral health instruction.

     J.          Explain the value of the following when dealing with teaching aids.

                  1.    Simplicity

                  2.    Content

                  3.    Level of Orientation

                  4.    Durability

                  5.    Cost

                  6.    Objective

                  7.    Reading Material

                  8.    Models

6.    Explain the various levels of learning and apply this knowledge to help their patients learn the proper oral health care for their mouths.

     A.          State the main goal of patient education.

     B.          Describe what is meant by attainable, meaningful and attractive goals.

     C.          Explain the six steps of the learning ladder.

     D.          Explain the following learning theories:

                  1.    satisfying needs

                  2.    behavior management

                  3.    competency

                  4.    fear reduction

     E.          List and explain the six levels of learning attainment.

 7.    Identify the various signs that a patient may show during a dental appointment and then interpret those signs to help their patients.

     A.          Define the three inherent handicaps we have to deal with in dentistry.

     B.          Explain the importance of the first impression.

     C.          Explain what warmth, empathy and respect have to do with dealing with patients.

     D.         Explain how you would handle a person that shows

                  1.    anger

                  2.    depression

                  3.    anxiety

                  4.    fear

                  5.    resistance

 8.    Determine the proper level of communication to use with their patients.

     A.          Describe the three elements of human message sending.

     B.          Describe what is meant by Meaning, Style, and Appropriateness in encoding a message.

     C.          Explain the eight ways in which people communicate.

     D.          Explain CARE to identify the skills a health professional should develop.

     E.          Explain the seven nonverbal behaviors.

     F.           Describe situations in which you would use the following techniques:

                  1.    maintaining silence

                  2.    listening attentively

                  3.    conveying acceptance

                  4.    asking related questions

                  5.    paraphrasing

                  6.    clarifying

                  7.    focusing

                  8.    stating observations

                  9.    offering information

                  10.  summarizing

                  11.  active listening

     G.         Explain the six the factors that inhibit communication.

     H.         Describe how you would handle the following types of patients.

                  1.    controllers

                  2.    analyzers

                  3.    promoters

                  4.    supporters

9.    Formulate a plan on how to manage a pediatric patient.

     A.          Explain at what age a child should first be seen by a dentist and /or a hygienist.

     B.          Explain the method of brushing that should be taught to a child.

     C.          Explain the value of teaching brushing to both the parent and child at the same time.

     D.          Explain when flossing should be introduced to a child.

     E.          Explain the pros and cons of having a parent in the operatory when working with a child.

     F.           List and discuss at least three communication techniques that can be used with child management.

     G.          List and discuss the values, ethical, and legal issues of a Papoose Board, Hand Over Mouth, Mouth Props, Nitrous Oxide, and Pre-op
                   Sedation Prescriptions for the management of children.

     H.         List at least four qualities that a hygienist should possess to work with children.

     I.          Explain the value of knowing a child’s dental IQ in relationship to their age bracket.

10. Prepare to meet the challenges of the diverse world.

     A.          Differentiate among the concepts of race, ethnicity, ethnic group, culture, and subculture.

     B.          Explain how an understanding of a client’s cultural frame of reference improves the quality of

                   dental hygiene care.

     C.          Describe the importance of cultural health beliefs as related to dental hygiene care.

     D.          Describe several cultural barriers to dental hygiene care.

     E.          Identify some traditional health-related beliefs and practices of various ethnic groups.

     F.           Discuss cultural diversity.

     G.          Identify cultural aspects of cross-cultural client care.



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