SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2024 2:05:27 PMDH 86 Course Outline as of Spring 2001

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 86Title:  INTG DENT HYG & DENTIST  
Full Title:  Integration of Dental Hygiene and Dentistry
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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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A course covering various aspects of dentistry including restorative dentistry, esthetic dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, geriatric dentistry, oral/maxillofacial surgery, and new technology in dentistry. Students are exposed to how these various areas of dentistry are implemented in the general dental practice, how dental hygiene relates to each area, as well as how to make a referral to a dental specialist in the case of the difficult patient. Integration of dental concepts and comprehensive patient care in preparation for future collaborative practice between the dental hygienist and other health care providers is emphasized for each topic area.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DH 76


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A course covering various aspects of dentistry including restorative dentistry, esthetic dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, geriatric dentistry, oral/maxilofacial surgery, and new technology in dentistry.  Students are exposed to how these various areas of dentistry are implemented in the general dental practice, how dental hygiene relates to each area, as well as how to make a referral to a dental specialist in the case of the difficult patient.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 76
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:Spring 2001Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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A.    Describe the variety of procedures practiced by the general dentist
     and the indications/contraindications for common dental procedures.
B.    Explain the considerations (psychological, social, financial) in
     developing a comprehensive treatment plan for dental care for a
     patient.
C.    Explain how the practice of dental hygiene relates to the patient's
     comprehensive dental treatment plan and ultimately to the patient's
     total well being.
D.    Interpret procedures listed on an example dental treatment plan in
     terminology that can be understood by a patient with no special
     knowledge of dentistry.  Explain that same treatment plan to a
     fellow dental professional in sufficient detail to collaborate
     dental hygiene care for that patient.
E.    List the recognized dental specialties: discuss the scope of each
     dental specialty practice and how each may interrelate with other
     areas of dentistry including dental hygiene.
F.    Discuss guidelines to be used in determining when it is appropriate
     to refer a patient for specialty care.
G.    Define the components of a smoothly functioning relationship between
     hygienist, general dentist, specialist, and patient.
H.    Assess the potential problem areas in the referral relationship and
     suggest ideas to prevent common problems.
I.    Explain to a theoretical patient why a referral to a dental
     specialist is being made and answer commonly asked questions
     regarding referral.
J.    Describe the advancements in the dental and medical sciences in
     short time periods and have skill in analyzing new technology based
     on the scientific method.
K.    Evaluate the variety of practice settings available to the dental
     hygienist and use this knowledge to promote career satisfaction and
     public service.
L.    Explain the concept of collaborative practice and the positive
     consequences this practice model has for the dental team and the
     patient.
M.    Diagram and discuss the  biologic width . Explain the complications
     associated with violation of the biologic width during restorative
     procedures, and offer options for  clinical care and/or correction
     of biologic width problem areas.
N.    Discuss the value of early diagnosis and referral in the specialty
     of orthodontics as it related to the plasticity during growth and
     development.
O.    Explain the difference between osseointegrated implants and
     encapsulated implants and why osseointegrationis preferred; include
     a discussion of how occlusal forces affect implants, and discuss the
     hygienist's role in the maintenance of implants.
P.    Discuss the subject of microultrasonic instrumentation (Holbrook
     technique), its uses, advantages, and disadvantages; include an
     explanation to patients as to why you might prefer to use this
     technique clinically.
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Topics and Scope
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I.  Restorative Dentistry
A.  Operative Dentistry
1.  common procedures
2.  indications/contraindications for specific procedures
3.  explaining procedures to the patient
4.  dental hygiene and operative procedures
B.  Prosthodontics
1.  fixed prosthodontics
2.  removable prosthodontics
3.  explaining procedures to the patient
4.  indications for referral to a prosthodontist
5.  specific dental hygiene procedures in relation to fixed/removable pros
thetics
C.  Comprehensive Treatment Planning for Restorative Dentistry
1.  diagnosis
2.  caries control/prevention
3.  temporization
4.  permanent restoration
D.  Esthetic Dentistry
1.  bleaching
2.  bonding and veneers
3.  usage of tooth colored restorative materials for esthetics
4.  facial and tooth dimensions for optimal esthetics
E.  Relationship of Restorative Dentistry to Periodontal Health/Disease
1.  plaque control and restorations
2.  margin placement and gingival response
3.  violation of biologic width and its consequences
4.  role of the hygienist
2.  Pediatric Dentistry
A.  Effective Child Management in the Dental Office
1.  child s first visit
2.  the  show, tell, do  approach
3.  office sedation of the child patient
4.  when to refer to a specialist
B.  Special Dental Needs of the Child Patient
1.  evaluation of occlusion
2.   nursing bottle caries
3.  finger/thumb sucking habits
4.  space maintainers
5.  stainless steel crowns
6.  pulpotomy/pulpectomy
C.  Role of the Dental Hygienist/Preventive Services
1.  effective plaque control instruction for children
2.  role of fluorides
3.  communicating with the parents about treatment
3.  Orthodontics
A.  Assessing Malocclusions
1.  dental malocclusions
2.  skeletal malocclusions
B.  Growth and Development
1.  effects of development on the dental occlusion
2.  plasticity: advantages of early intervention
3.  phased orthodontic care
4.  indications for combined orthodontic/oral surgical treatment planning
C.  When to Refer to a Specialist
D.  Role of the Dental Hygienist
4.  Periodontics
A.  Periodontal Diseases (review)
1.  assessment
2.  etiology
3.  prognosis
4.  treatment planning in periodontal therapy
B.  Mucogingival Defects
   1.  assessment
   2.  etiology
   3.  management
C.  Implants and the Periodontist
D.  Specialty Care: Guidelines for Referral
E.  Role of the Dental Hygienist
   1.  assessment of the periodontal patient
   2.  therapy for the periodontal patient
   3.  maintenance care of the periodontal patient
   4.  creating harmonious referral relationships/troubleshooting
5.  Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery
A.  Scope of Care
   1.  exodontia
   2.  pathology evaluation and treatment
   3.  facial trauma
   4.  cosmetic procedures/growth and development issues
B.  Oral Surgery in General Practice
C.  Evaluating for Specialty Referral
D.  Communicating with the Patient about Referral
E.  Role of the Dental Hygienist
6.  Endodontics
A.  Review of Tooth Development and the Dental Pulp
B.  Diagnostic Procedures
C.  Treatment for  Endodontic Problems
   1.  nonsurgical techniques
   2.  surgical techniques
D.  Endodontic/Periodontic Problems
E.  Cracked Tooth Syndrome
F.  Avulsed teeth - Endodontic/Oral Surgical/Orthodontic Relationships
G.  Endodontics in the general practice
H.  Referral for Endodontic Care
I.  Role of the Hygienist
7.  New technology in Dentistry
   A.  Preventative Therapies
   B.  Diagnostic Procedures
   C.  Therapeutic Procedures
   D.  Evaluating New Technology Using the Scientific Method
8.  Contemporary Issues for the Dental Hygienist
A.  Collaborative Practice Model in Comprehensive Patient Care
B.  Student Reports on Current Topics in Dental Hygiene/Dentistry
   1.  tobacco and smoking cessation
   2.  repetitive use syndromes in dental hygiene
   3.  managed health care provider systems and dentistry
   4.  alternative practice settings for the dental hygienist
   5.  recognizing child abuse in the dental setting

Assignments:
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    Instrumentation proficiency
   Dental Hygiene Process Observation
   DH Process Proficiency
   Completion of DH client care requirements
   Case presentations
   Professional responsibility

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%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 80%
Homework problems, Field work, 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
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 25%
Professionalism. Criteria used to evaluate on file.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice. Darby. M. and Walsh, M. W.B. Saunders, P
hiladelphia, 1996
Periodontal Instrumentation, Pattison, A. and Pattison, G., Norwalk: Apple
ton 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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