SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2024 4:42:46 AMDH 79 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

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Discipline and Nbr:  DH 79Title:  PERIO. FOR DENT. HYG.  
Full Title:  Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist
Last Reviewed:2/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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The study of the discipline of periodontics.  This course includes related biological, clinical and behavioral aspects of the discipline, including the etiology, histopathology, epidemiology of the periodontal diseases. Traditional and modern diagnostics; and the classification of the periodontal diseases.  The principles of periodontal therapy will be discussed including preventive (oral hygiene) for the periodontally involved patient; initial periodontal therapy (biologic basis and rationale); adjuctive therapy such as chemical therapeutics and pharmacotherapeutics.  Principles of respective and regenerative surgery will be presented.

Course Completion of DH 74 and Concurrent Enrollment in DH 80

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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The etiology, histopathology, epidemiology of the periodontal diseases; the anatomical features of the healthy periodontium, the classification of the periodontal diseases.  Adjuctive therapy such as chemical therapeutics and pharmacotherapeutics.  Principles of respective and regenerative surgery .
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 74 and Concurrent Enrollment in DH 80
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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A.  Periodontal health
   1.   Describe the healthy periodontium with regard to its anatomy
       and histology.
   2.  Describe the clinical, histologic, and radiographic features of
       the healthy periodontium.
   3.  Describe the function of the healthy periodontium.
B.  Classification of the periodontal diseases
   1.  Describe and differentiate the clinical, radiographic, and
       histologic features of the periodontal diseases and outline an
       acceptable system for their classification.
   2.  Apply clinical assessment tools to evaluate, diagnose, and
       classify the periodontal diseases: gingivitis and adult onset
C.  Epidemiology
   1.  Describe the epidemiology of the periodontal diseases.
   2.  Describe several principal epidemiological indices used to
       measure the prevalence and severity of the periodontal
D.  Etiology
   1.  Describe the etiology of the periodontal diseases.
   2.  Discuss the prevailing theories about the etiology of the
       periodontal diseases.  Be able to compare and contrast
       conflicting theories.  Analyze "specificity theory" and
       discuss how this theory affects periodontal diagnosis and
   3.  Describe the stages of development and composition of human
       microbial plaque.
   4.  Describe the role of microbial plaque in periodontal disease
       initiation and progression.
   5.  Classify specific microorganisms associated with the periodontal
   6.  Describe the role of diet in the formation of microbial plaque.
   7.  Describe the formation, composition and modes of attachment of
   8.  Identify the other factors such as overhanging restorations and
       predisposing factors which may contribute to periodontal
   9.  Explain the role of occlusal trauma as an etiologic factor.
E.  Pathogenesis and disease progression
   1.  Describe and apply the concepts of disease progression of the
       periodontal diseases.
   2.  Discuss prevailing theories about periodontal disease
       progression in each of the known periodontal diseases.
   3.  Describe how the prevailing theories are used in the application
       of periodontal assessments and therapy.
   4.  Describe and differentiate factors that may modify the host's
       response to periodontal disease.
   5.  Explain the immunopathology of the periodontal diseases.
F.  Dental Hygiene Assessment and Diagnosis.
   1.  Develop expertise with current clinical and medical diagnostics
       used to identify the periodontal diseases.
   2.  Interpret the clinical and radiographic features associated with
       the periodontal diseases to establish a periodontal diagnosis
       for chronic gingivitis and adult onset periodontitis.
   3.  Diagnose/interpret the severity of adult onset periodontitis as
       presented by American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).
   4.  Discuss both local and systemic modifying factors of the
       periodontal diseases.
G.  The aim of periodontal therapy.
   1.  Explain the aim of periodontal therapy.
   2.  Describe the refocus of periodontal therapy from resective to
   3.  Discuss the renewed emphasis on preventive and maintenance
       phases of therapy.
H.  Therapy
   1.  Discuss common treatment modalities of the periodontal diseases.
   2.  Describe and discuss the essential of plaque control including
       methods, materials, rationale, and techniques for the
       periodontally involved patient.
   3.  Initiate a program of preventive dental care for a periodontally
       involved patient.
   4.  Describe the biologic basis for scaling and for root planing.
   5.  Describe and discuss the rationale for the initial phases of
       therapy and explain the procedures inherent in such therapy.
   6.  Formulate a sequence of therapeutic measures to arrest a
       patient's periodontal disease (gingivitis/adult onset
   7.  Discuss probable prognoses of the periodontal diseases
       gingivitis and adult onset periodontitis.
   8.  Explain and discuss pharmacological and adjunctive aspects of
       periodontal therapy.
   9.  Discuss the surgical and other therapeutic measures used to
       treat the periodontal diseases by the periodontist.

Topics and Scope
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A.  The Ideal Periodontium
B.  Epidemiology
C.  Etiology of the Periodontal diseases
   1.  Plaque colonization and maturation
   2.  The microbiology of the periodontal diseases
   3.  Supporting Theories - Koch's postulates, Specificity theory,
       Mixed bacterial infection theory.
   4.  Contributing factors
       (a) The formation, composition and modes of attachment of
           supra and subgingival calculus; conditions such as
           carious lesions, overhanging restorations and their role
           in etiologic development of the periodontal diseases.
       (b) Occlusion.
   5.  Predisposing factors - tobacco, age, diet, oral hygiene.
D.  Host response/ the inflammatory response
   1.  Histological response
   2.  Vascular and cellular responses
   3.  Immunology response
E.  Pathogenesis/Disease activity
F.  Traditional Diagnostic tools
G.  Biologic width.
H.  Classification of the periodontal diseases
I.  Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
J.  Treatment
   1.  Aims/biologic rationale/overview of therapeutic
   2.  Prevention
   3.  Initial therapy/periodontal maintenance/oral prophylaxis
   4.  Efficacy of initial therapy
   5.  Decision making
   6.  Polishing (selective/therapeutic)
   7.  Adjunct therapy
K.  Documentation
L.  Postoperative instructions
M.  Follow-up care/referral
N.  Prognosis
O.  Periodontic/prosthodontic considerations
P.  Resective procedures
Q.  Regenerative procedures

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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
5 - 40%
Written homework, Reading reports, Case Studies
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 80%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, SKILLS
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 35%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, FILL IN
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 45%
Professionalism. Criteria used to evaluate on file.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice. Darby, M, and Walsh, M.,  WB Saunders,
Philadelphia, 1996
Periodontal Instrumentation, Pattison, A. and Pattison, G., Norwalk:
Appleton and Lange, 1992
Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist 7th Ed. Wilkins, E.M., Malvern:
Williams & Wilkins, 1990
SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS:  Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 4th Ed.,
St. Louis, CV Mosby, 1993

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