SRJC Course Outlines

1/26/2021 5:03:47 AMDH 71C Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 71CTitle:  CLINICAL CARE/THEORY 3  
Full Title:  Clinical Dental Hygiene Care and Theory 3
Last Reviewed:3/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total 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:  DH 77

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed for continuity of clinical application of the dental hygiene process for delivering patient-centered care initiated in the previous clinical course. The course will consist of seminar and clinical experiences. Students will continue to develop skills by working with patients in the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Hygiene clinic.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DH 71B and Concurrent Enrollment in DH 78


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 patient-centered care initiated in the previous clinical course. The course will consist of seminar and clinical experiences. Students will continue to develop skills by working with patients in the Santa Rosa Junior College Dental Hygiene clinic.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 71B and Concurrent Enrollment in DH 78
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:Summer 2000Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Provide treatment that includes preventative and therapeutic procedures to promote and
    maintain oral health and assist the patient in achieving oral health goals (beginner level).
2.  Evaluate effectiveness of patient treatment, patient education, planned clinical and community
    educational service and make necessary modifications (beginner level).

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Students will be able to:
1.  Assess and present a summary of the patient's physical status.
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.  Identify possible medical risks to prevent and/or mitigate medical emergencies.
4.  Adhere to infection control protocols.
5.  Provide comprehensive dental hygiene care for assigned patients.  Care will include
      assessment procedures, recording (charting) of findings, problem identification, dental
      hygiene treatment planning, case presentation, gaining patient informed consent,
      implementing the individualized dental hygiene care which may include: preventive
      services, therapeutic procedures, adjunct therapies and evaluation of patient 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 patients with special needs.
7.  Integrate and correlate the basic behavioral and dental sciences as they apply to the care of
      the dental hygiene clinic patients.
8.  Discuss the history and legal environment for the duties authorized by AB1174.
9.  Discuss the science behind partial caries removal and minimally invasive dentistry
10. Identify appropriate patients and teeth for placement of Interim Therapeutic
      Restorations (ITRs)
11. Demonstrate effective placement of ITRs on typodonts and patients
12. Describe considerations following ITR placement including protocols for identifying and
      responding to adverse outcomes 
13. Determine which radiographs to perform in order to facilitate an initial examination by a
      dentist

Topics and Scope
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I. Theory
    A. Physical evaluation and treatment of the dental hygiene patient*
         1. medical emergencies
         2. health history
         3. dialogue history
         4. physical examination
              a. vital signs
              b. visual inspection
         5. medical risk
         6. presentation of findings
         7. non-surgical periodontal therapy
    B. Lifespan approach to dental hygiene care
         1. child
         2. adolescent
         3. geriatric
         4. edentulous
    C. Medically compromised/special needs patient
         1. methods of assessment of patient 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
    D. ITR Techniques*
         1. history and legal AB 1174
         2. minimally invasive dentistry
         3. effective placement
*These items are introduced in lecture, and the related skill is performed in the lab
 
II. Clinical
    A. Dental hygiene periodontal diagnosis
          1. utilization of assessment documents
          2. treatment plan using assessment documents
    B. Preventive oral hygiene care instructions
          1. individualized
          2. motivate patient
          3. prevention and control of oral diseases
    C. Assessment phase of dental hygiene process
          1. data analysis
          2. identify patient's needs
          3. treatment plan
    D. Nonsurgical periodontal therapy
          1. techniques for patients with:
              a. periodontal health
              b. gingivitis
              c. periodontitis
          2. demonstrate instrumentation
               a. mouth mirrors, periodontal probe, explores, universal and area-specific curets
              b. detection and removal of supragingival and subgingival calculus, stains and plaque
          3. apply principles of instrument sharpening
    E. Evaluation outcome
          1. analysis
          2. accommodations
          3. care interval
    F. Interim therapeutic restorations
         1. demonstrate effective placement of ITRs on typodonts and patients
         2. determine which radiographs to perform in order to facilitate an initial examination by a
              dentist
    G. Professionalism
          1. honesty in actions and relationships
          2. attitude of concern, respect and cooperation
          3. time management
          4. safety regulations
          5. responsibility for assigned clinic duties

Assignments:
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Lecture
1. Completion of reading assignments (15-30 pages per week)
2. Weekly written homework (4-6 assignments)
3. Quizzes (2-4); written final examination
 
Laboratory/Clinical
1. Student self-assessment and journal of clinical sessions
2. Skill demonstrations/competencies
    a. Explorer competency
    b. Medical Emergency competency
    c. Gracey Competency.
    d. Ultrasonic competency.
3. Patient Performance Exams (3)
4. Provision of Dental Hygiene Patient Care Services (3-4 patient 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
5 - 10%
Written homework, self-assessment assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Clinical skill competencies, patient care services, patient performance exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes, written final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice. 5th ed. Bowen, Denise and Pieren, Jennifer. Elsevier. 2020
 
Fundamentals of Periodontal Instrumentation. 8th ed. Gehrig, Jill and Sroda, Rebecca and Saccusso, Darlene. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2018. video clips, online
 
Patient Assessment Tutorials. 4th ed. Gehrig, Jill. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2017
 
Lexicomp (online for Dentistry). Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information, Inc. and its affiliates and/or licensors. 2019
 
Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist. 5th ed. Gehrig, Jill and Shin, Daniel and Willmann, Donald. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2018
 
Clinical Policy Manual- online
 
Instructor prepared materials

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