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DHY 282 - Clinical Dental Hygiene II

Credits: 2
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 6
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech


A continuation of clinical practices: further instruction and application techniques for complete oral prophylaxes and non-surgical periodontal therapy skills are developed. Topics include smoking cessation, intraoral photography, ultrasonic scaling, air polishing, and site specific therapy.
Prerequisite: DHY 181 , DHY 182 .
Corequisite: DHY 281  
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate previous practicum competencies with progressive independence and greater efficiency
  2. Demonstrate actions in accordance with standards of personal and professional accountability
  3. Evaluate comprehensive preventive treatment based on the assessment of each patient’s needs
    1. Identify interventions for treatment goals
    2. Plan appointment sequence
    3. Evaluate treatment outcomes
  4. Demonstrate the correct uses for dental anesthetics
    1. Summarize the implications for the application of topical anesthetic
    2. Locate anatomical sites for specific injection techniques
    3. Determine the correct depth and tissues penetrated by the local anesthetic needle for each injection
  5. Implement safe and effective clinical dental hygiene techniques in order to achieve and/or maintain the patient’s optimal oral health
    1. Detect and remove supra- and submarginal deposits
    2. Perform adjunctive services appropriately
    3. Practice accurate dental and periodontal charting and record keeping
    4. Demonstrate optimum infection control protocol.
    5. Produce and interpret diagnostic radiographic images.
    6. Demonstrate basic instrumentation skills with all instruments
    7. Identify dull instruments and implement the appropriate sharpening procedure
  6. Modify basic techniques based on patient variables
    1. Identify patients with special needs related to age, group and/or unique health conditions.
    2. Select appropriate patient self-care techniques based on patient need.
    3. Apply current research to patient education and techniques. 

       



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