May 17, 2022  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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DHY 292 - Clinical Dental Hygiene III

Credits: 5
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 15
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
See DHY 291 .
Prerequisite: DHY 281 , DHY 282 .
Corequisite: DHY 291  
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate previous practicum competencies with progressive indepen­dence, greater efficiency, and confidence
  2. Demonstrate actions in accordance with standards of personal and profes­sional account­ability
  3. Implement safe, effective, non-traumatic clinical dental hygiene techniques in order to achieve and/or maintain the patient’s optimal oral health
    1. Detect and remove all supragingival deposits for all Deposit Classifications
    2. Detect and remove all subgingival deposits for Deposit Classification II
    3. Detect and remove most subgingival deposits for Deposit Classification III, IV, and V
    4. Perform correctly the following additional adjunct service when appropri­ate
    5. Apply current research to preventive and treatment modalities
    6. Identify patients with special needs for whom dental hygiene care is modified
    7. Demonstrate basic instrumentation skills with all instru­ments
    8. Modify basic techniques based on patient variables
    9. Produce, evaluate, interpret, and utilize all radiographs
  4. Produce a written preventive treatment plan to meet the needs of each patient
    1. Assemble assessment data from a variety of patient cases (including medical history, vital signs, intraoral and extraoral examinations and chartings, radio­graphic surveys, diagnostic casts, and the patient’s expectations).
    2. Identify priorities for treatment including
    3. Design a treatment plan best suited to the specific needs of each patient based on the established dental hygiene diagnosis
    4. Include in the case presentation for each patient (1) the legal requirements of informed consent and (2) the basic principles of interpersonal communica­tion
    5. Complete a logical sequence of planned appointments to facilitate the outcomes for each case
    6. Implement efficient treatment and modify treatment plan as necessary
    7. Evaluate treatment outcomes and identify need for additional supportive therapy
  5. Demonstrate the ability to apply the ethical decision-making process when confronted with an ethical dilemma
  6. Recognize the business aspects of the dental office: appointment book management, financial records, telephone communication, dental insurance
  7. Demonstrate increasing proficiency within prescribed error margins



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