May 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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DHY 182 - Clinical Dental Hygiene I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 8
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
See DHY 181 .
Prerequisite: DHY 170 , DHY 171 .
Corequisite: DHY 181  
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate behavior congruent with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Code of Ethics.
    1. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for own professional behavior and development.
    2. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility reflecting professional values.
    3. Demonstrate professional behavior by being on time.
  2. Demonstrate previous practicum competencies with progressive independence, greater efficiency, and higher order critical thinking skills.
  3. Demonstrate and evaluate actions in accordance with standards of personal and professional accountability.
    1. Practice accurate periodontal charting
    2. Practice accurate dental charting
    3. Utilize plaque and gingival indices
    4. Complete occlusal assessment
    5. Use selection criteria to recommend radiographic surveys for new and recall patients
    6. Produce diagnostic radiographs
    7. View x-rays in a logical evaluation sequence
  4. Develop additional patient assessment skills to privde baseline information for determining the general and oral health status of each patient.
  5. Prepare dental hygiene diagnosis utilizing the assessment data to determine the patient’s health status and which health goals and courses of treatment are best.
    1. Design a treatment plan best suited to the specific needs of each patient
    2. Identify priorities for treatment including
    3. Discuss with the patient and faculty
    4. Demonstrate, given a partner or patient, basic instrumentation principles and techniques for periodontal probe, files, prophylaxis angle, oral irrigator
    5. Consider the variables of gingival condition, pocket topography and depth, deposit characteristics, tooth morphology in order to begin to
    6. Identify dull instruments and utilize basic principles of instrument sharpening
    7. Recognize limitations of instrumentation based on patient variables
    8. Establish a systematic sequence when performing proce­dures
    9. Utilize the following adjunct services when appropriate
    10. Evaluate treatment outcomes
    11. Follow established emergency protocol system and procedures when managing a medical emergency
    12. Adhere to the State of Iowa Code regarding mandatory reporters of dependent adult/child abuse
  6. Implement safe, effective, non-traumatic clinical dental hygiene techniques.
    1. Design a treatment plan best suited to the specific needs of each patient.
    2. Identify priorities for treatment including: a. emergency needs, b. prevention of disease, c. therapy, d. maintenance needs
    3. Discuss with the patient and faculty: a. dental hygiene treatment, b. operator responsibility, c. patient responsibility, d. informed consent, e. appointment schedule
    4. Demonstrate, given a partner or patient, basic instrumentation principles and techniques for the explorer, periodontal probe, curets and scalers, prophylaxis angle, periodontal files.
    5. Consider the variables of gingival condition, pocket topography and depth, deposit characteristics, tooth morphology in order to begin to: a. differentiate deposits from anatomical features, b. detect and remove most supragingival deposits including plaque, calculus, stain, c. begin to detect and remove subgingival deposits.
    6. Identify dull instruments and utilize basic principles of instrument sharpening.
    7. Recognize limitations of instrumentation based on patient variables.
    8. Establish a systematic sequence when performing procedures.
    9. Utilize the following adjunct services when appropriate: a. sealant placement, b. pulp vitality testing, c. care of dental appliances, d. fluoride therapy, e. oral irrgation/debridement
    10. Evaluate treatment outcomes.
    11. Follow established emergency protocol system and procedures whe managing a medical emergency: a. name indications and contraindications of basic life support, using the AED and oxygen administration, b. recall the equipment for oxygen resuscitation, c. outline the sequence of steps for applications of the AED and oxygen resuscitation equipment, d. identify systemic disease conditions and their sysmptoms and emergency treatment procedures, e. review technical hints and factors to teach the patient.
    12. Adhere to the State of Iowa Code regarding mandatory reporters of dependent adult/child abuse.
  7. Develop strategies to implement dental health education programs for individuals.
    1. Apply a philosophy of prevention that: a. encompasses the total health of the patient, b. specifically targets (1) health behaviors in control of the patient, (2) the patient’s life style, (3) those professional prcedures which can enhance oral health maintenance.
  8. Demonstrate increasing proficiency within prescribed error margins.



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