SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 4:12:18 PMDH 77 Course Outline as of Summer 2000

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Discipline and Nbr:  DH 77Title:  CLINICAL DENT HYG 2  
Full Title:  Clinical Dental Hygiene Care 2
Last Reviewed:3/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled3.006 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled9.006 min.Lab Scheduled54.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total12.00 Contact Total72.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 108.00 

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

Catalog Description:
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DH 77 is the third course in the clinical dental hygiene course series. The course is given over a six-week period in the summer session between the first and second years of the dental hygiene program.  DH 77 is designed for continuity of clinical application of the dental hygiene process for delivering client- centered care initiated in the DH 73 course (Spring Semester - 1st year). The course will consist of seminar and clinical experiences.  Students will develop skills by working with clients in the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Clinic.

Course Completion of DH 73

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed for continuity of clinical application of the dental hygiene process for delivering client-centered care initiated in the DH 73 course.  The course will consist of seminar and clinical experiences.  Students will develop skills by working with clients in the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Clinic.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 73
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:Summer 2000Inactive:
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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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Assess and present a summary of the client s physical status
   (including vital signs).
2.  Identify significant medical and dental modifications required
   before proceeding with Dental Hygiene care, determine proper
   precautionary procedures (including consultation and/or
   referral) and apply those modifications during dental hygiene care.
3.  Follow appropriate emergency procedures whenever necessary for the
   client's well-being.
4.  Adhere to infection control protocols.
5.  Provide comprehensive dental hygiene care for assigned clients.  Care
   will include assessment procedures, recording (charting) of
   findings, problem identification, dental hygiene treatment planning,
   case presentation, gaining client informed consent, implementing
   the individualized dental hygiene care which may include: preventive
   services, therapeutic procedures, adjunct therapies and evaluation
   of client response.
6.  Describe dental hygiene care modifications required with regard to:
   communication, safety precautions, appointment planning, care
   environment, individualized home care and oral manifestations or
   therapeutic side effects for the delivery of comprehensive dental
   hygiene care for clients with special needs.
7.  Integrate and correlate the basic, beshavioral and dental sciences as
   they apply to the care of the denteal hygiene clinic clients.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Physical Evaluation of the Dental Hygiene Client
   1.  Life Threatening emergencies
   2.  Health history
   3.  Dialogue history
   4.  Physical examination
       a.  Vital signs
       b.  Visual inspection
   5.  Medical risk
   6.  Presentation of findings
B.  Lifespan approach to dental hygiene care
   1.  Child
   2.  Adolescent
   3.  Geriatric
   4.  Edentulous
C.  Medically compromised/special needs client
   1.  Methods of assessment of client disabilities
   2.  Modification of dental hygiene care/precautions
   3.  Modification of communication
   4.  Appointment planning
   5.  Care environment modifications
   6.  Oral manifestations or side effects associated with condition
   7.  Individualized home care instruction

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Human Need Theory & Dental Hygiene Paper
DH Process Proficiency Paper
Completion of DH client care requirements

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
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 40%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams, skills
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 80%
Class performances, Field work, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
4 - 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
5 - 55%
Professionalism. See file for criteria used for evaluation.

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 TEXT: Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, 4th Ed.,
   St. Louis, CV Mosby, 1993

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