SRJC Course Outlines

3/3/2024 5:37:46 PMDH 72 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 72Title:  ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION  
Full Title:  Oral Health Education
Last Reviewed:2/7/2022

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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Introduction to the educational theory and practice of oral hygiene care. The primary focus will be on educational techniques to assist individuals and groups in making informed decisions with regard to oral health promotion and disease prevention. Personal mechanical removal of bacterial plaque through use of toothbrushes and oral physiotherapy aids is emphasized.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DH 70 AND Course Completion of DH 71A AND Concurrent Enrollment in DH 71B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to the educational theory and practice of oral hygiene care. The primary focus will be on educational techniques to assist individuals and groups in making informed decisions with regard to oral health promotion and disease prevention. Personal mechanical removal of bacterial plaque through use of toothbrushes and oral physiotherapy aids is emphasized.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 70 AND Course Completion of DH 71A AND Concurrent Enrollment in DH 71B
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: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Evaluate and select appropriate patient educational materials as determined by the patient's beliefs, attitudes, and values regarding their oral health behavior.
2.  Use critical thinking skills in assessing patients' oral health needs, determining appropriate preventive measures, and implementation of individualized oral health care programs.
 

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I.   Describe ways in which a client's beliefs, attitudes and values can affect his or her oral health behavior.
II.  Demonstrate techniques for planning, implementation and evaluating client's oral health education programs in selected case studies. This includes:
        A.  Assessment of client's oral health needs
        B.  Setting of appropriate goals and objectives
        C.  Selection of appropriate preventive measures
        D.  Selection of appropriate client education materials and methods and strategies for communication.
        E.  Implementation of oral health care program
        F.  Documentation of client/hygienist interaction to facilitate evaluation of client performance at future appointments
III.   Describe the oral disease process by identifying the factors involved in the etiology of dental caries and inflammatory periodontal disease and the ways in which these factors interact.
IV.   Describe the rationale for fluoride use in the prevention of dental caries.
V.    Discuss the role of diet and nutrition in the prevention of dental caries and periodontal disease.
VI.   Conduct a complete diet counseling experience for a client using proper procedures and strategies.
VII.  Discuss how the dental hygiene care provider can assist clients with disease prevention and oral health promotion at various life span stages.
VIII. Explain the Bass, Stillman, and Charter manual tooth brushing techniques, and advantages and  disadvantages of each  method.
IX.   Explain the advantages of various power toothbrushes and indications for their use.
X.    Discuss appropriate use and indications of interdental plaque control devices.
XI.  Describe the methods for evaluation of personal mechanical oral hygiene practices.
XII. Describe the rationales, applications, limitations, and uses of various types of toothbrushes and oral physiotherapy aids.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Health beliefs, attitudes, and values:
  1. Cultural
  2. Conceptual
  3. Spiritual
  4. Psychological
B.  Principles of learning and motivation:
   1. Domains of learning
   2. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
   3. Dental Hygiene Human Needs Model
C.  Interviewing and assessing clients' needs:
   1.  Creating an environment for client education.
   2.  Individualizing client education (life span stages).
D.  Client education methods and materials:
   1.  Chairside instructional techniques and AV materials.
   2.  Personal mechanical oral hygiene practices.
       a.  manual toothbrushes - types, techniques (Bass, Stillman, and Charter), and indications
       b.  power toothbrushes - types, techniques, and indications
       c.  interdental plaque control devices - types, techniques, and indications
E.  Diet counseling methods:
   1.  Application of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
   2.  Transactional analysis.
   3.  Learning ladder.
F.  Etiology and prevention of dental caries:
   1.  Early theories.
   2.  Current concepts.
   3.  Microflora.
G.  Fluoride and dental caries:
   1.  Histology of enamel.
   2.  History of fluorides.
   3.  Mechanism of fluoride uptake.
H.  Systemic fluorides and multiple fluoride therapy:
   1.  Topical fluoride.
   2.  Fluoride rinses, dentifrices, etc.
I.  Diet, nutrition, and dental caries:
   1.  What food factors promote dental caries.
   2.  What is an adequate diet.
   3.  Functions of foods, eating habits, and intake of vitamins and minerals.

Assignments:
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1. Preparation of a chairside educational manual.
2. Preparation of a dietary analysis
3. Completion of reading assignments (30-50 pages per week).
4. Report on oral and general health (2-page paper).
5. Report on home care aids/products  (2 2-page papers).
6. Internet search for reports and preparation for chairside educational manual.
7. Quizzes (4-6), midterm, and final examination.
8. Skill demonstration-Oral Hygiene Aids.
9. Case presentation.

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
20 - 25%
Chairside educational manual, two written reports, oral and whole body report using Internet searches.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Dietary analysis.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Oral hygiene aids demonstration.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes (4-6), midterm, final examination.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Case presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Primary Preventive Dentistry, Harris, Garcia-Godoy & Nathe, Elsevier, 8th Ed. 2014
Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, Darby and Walsh. Elsevier, 3rd Ed., 2009
Nutrition for a Healthy Mouth. Sroda, Lipincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2nd Ed., 2010
Instructor prepared materials

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