SRJC Course Outlines

5/23/2024 1:59:04 PMDH 71 Course Outline as of Fall 2000

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 71Title:  INTRO DENT HYG CARE & TH  
Full Title:  Intro to Comprehensive Clinic Dental Hygiene Care and Theory
Last Reviewed:3/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled6.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total140.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the contemporary role of the dental hygienist in California; the evolving profession of dental hygiene and the dental hygiene process of care.  Clinical competency development will focus on the technical skills, procedures, and client assessments used in the clinical practice of dental hygiene. Infection control protocols established by the California Board of Dental Examiners and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be implemented.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
MICRO 60 OR HLC 55 and all of the following: PSYCH 1A, ANAT 1, PHYSIO 1, CHEM 60, FDNT 10 (OR FDNT 62), SPCH 1A.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the contemporary role of the dental hygienist in California; the evolving profession of Dental Hygiene and the Dental Hygiene process of care. Clinical competency development will focus on the technical skills, procedures, and client assessments used in the clinical practice of Dental Hygiene.  Infection control protocols established by the California Board of Dental Examiners and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be implemented.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:MICRO 60 OR HLC 55 and all of the following: PSYCH 1A, ANAT 1, PHYSIO 1, CHEM 60, FDNT 10 (OR FDNT 62), SPCH 1A.
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Identify and define the four central paradigm concepts for the dental
hygiene human needs conceptual model and the 11 human needs related to
Dental Hygiene care.
2. Identify the 5 phases of the dental hygiene care process assessment,
problem identification, planning, implementation and outcome evaluation
that a dental hygienist may perform in helping to meet client needs.
3. List the benefits of the DDS and RDH cooperating as colleagues to
integrate their respective regimens into a single comprehensive approach
to quality care as related to: client, disease pattern, economics and
career satisfaction.
4. Describe the value of collaboration between the dentist and dental
hygienists during education and practice.
5. Exhibit professionalism through personal appearance, attitude, and
conduct appropriate for the learning environment, as well as for rendering
student-client care.
6. Apply infection control techniques for prevention of disease
transmission through demonstration of proper pre-and-post appointment
operatory preparation procedures, instrument recirculation methods and
aseptic techniques.
7. Obtain a complete health/dental history, case history and explain the
rationale and implication for each portion of the history form.
8. List the tissues composing the periodontium and their histologic
origins.
9. Describe the fibers and ligaments and their functions.
10. Define the types of bone including alveolar, cortical, and cancellous.
11. Describe normal, healthy clinical appearance of the gingivae and the
periodontal pathologic responses to infections.
12. Identify the etiological factors associated with periodontal diseases.
13. Describe the appropriate records and documentation of periodontal
assessments.
14. Perform an exam and intraoral-examination and identify and describe
the normal range of clinical appearance for extra-and-intra-oral hard and
soft tissues and structures.
15. Demonstrate assessment skills designed to identify oral health in
order to plan treatment with the goal of delivering comprehensive dental
hygiene care.
16. Apply principles of instrumentation for the proper use of the explorer
17. Demonstrate procedures and techniques for scaling and root planing
instruments used for implementation of initial periodontal therapy,
periodontal maintenance and oral prophylaxis with universal curets and
scalers.
18. Demonstrate the ergonomic principles of operator positioning, patient
positioning, and instrumentation.
19. Perform procedures associated with evaluation of outcome following
implementation of dental hygiene care.
20. Apply the principles of infection control as identified by the
California Board of Dentistry, the Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention.
21. Implement the maintenance procedures for all dental equipment as
recommended by the manufacturer.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Overview of Dental Hygiene Process and Role of RDH in California
B.  Dental Hygiene Human Needs Conceptual Model
C.  Dental Hygiene Process
D.  Collaborative Practice
   1.  Dental Specialties
   2.  General Practices
E.  Inventory and identification of instruments and supplies
F.  Equipment Operation and Maintenance
G.  Prevention of Disease Transmission
   1.  Infection Control Protocol for Operatory (Pre/Post
       Appointment)
   2.  Prevention of Cross Contamination/Cross Infection During
       Dental Hygiene Procedures.
   3.  Instrument Recirculation Protocol
   4.  Central Sterilization Area
H.  Periodontium
   1.  Introduction to Anatomy and Histology of the Periodontium
   2.  Introduction to Periodontal Disease Process
   3.  Periodontal Examination
   4.  Epidemiology of Periodontal Disease
   5.  Professional Mechanical Oral Hygiene Practices
I.  Operator/Client Positioning
J.  Dental Hygiene Ergonomics
K.  Dental Hygiene Assessments
L.  Health, Dental/Dental Hygiene and Social Histories
M.  Instrumentation Fundamentals (Grasp and Fulcrum)
N.  Positioning of Client/Operator, Fulcrums, Mirror Use and Options
O.  Introduction to Techniques and Practice on Typodonts/Student
   Partners:
   1.  Probe
   2.  Explorers 3-A, 11-12
   3.  Universal Curets
   4.  Scalers
P.  Examination of the Teeth (Restorative Charting Practice)
Q.  Introduction to Dental Hygiene Diagnosis and Formulation of Dental
   Hygiene Care Plan
R.  Implementation of Dental Hygiene Care Plan
S.  Evaluation of Dental Hygiene Care Plan.
T.  Documentation

Assignments:
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1. Completion of reading assignments
2. Read professional journals and evaluate articles according to criteria
  checklist
3. Demonstrate professional demeanor

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 80%
Written homework, Reading reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 40%
Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 35%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 25%
Instrumentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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DENTAL HYGIENE THEORY AND PRACTICE, Darby, M. and Walsh, M.,
W.B. Saunders, 1995.
CLINICAL PRACTICE OF THE DENTAL HYGIENIST, 7th Ed.,Wilkins,
Lea & Febiger, 1990.
COMPREHENSIVE DENTAL HYGIENE CARE, Woodall, Irene, 4th Ed.,Mosby,
1993.

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