SRJC Course Outlines

9/30/2022 8:56:05 AMDH 72 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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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 Scheduled08 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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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Students will be introduced 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 71A; AND Concurrent Enrollment in DH 71B


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance into the program

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will be introduced 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 71A; AND Concurrent Enrollment in DH 71B
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance into the program
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Properly identify which oral aids are appropriate for periodontal pockets greater than 4 millimeters
2. Compare and contrast fluoride concentration levels in both self-applied and professionally applied fluoride
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the concept of the health care continuum and that the dental hygienists practice along the continuum of care promoting health and well-being in terms of disease treatment, disease prevention, and health promotion and explain the role of biofilm and calculus in the initiation and progression of caries, gingivitis and periodontal disease
2. Describe ways in which a patient's beliefs, attitudes and values can affect their oral health behavior and motivation for change
3. Define evidence-based decision making (EBDM), apply the EBDM process and skills to access different sources of evidence, and discuss evidence sources and levels of evidence
4. Explain the primary purpose in integrating caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA)
5. Demonstrate comprehensive and individualized nutritional counseling for individuals at risk of dental caries and periodontal disease
6.Discuss oral conditions associated with dentinal hypersensitivity and risk factors most likely contributing to dentinal hypersensitivity
7. Discuss the dental hygiene process of care and toothbrushing, including evidence-based decision making with patients regarding selection and use of a toothbrush based on specific needs
8.Select effective self-care devices including interdental and supplemental self-care devices for each patient based on efficacy, individual needs, and preference
9. Discuss the process on selecting the right dentifrice, including the role of dentifrices in the demineralization and remineralization process
10.Describe the rationale for systemic and topical fluoride use in the prevention of dental diseases

Topics and Scope
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I. Health 
    A. Health education
    B. Health promotion
    C. Primary prevention
    D. Secondary prevention
    E. Tertiary prevention
 
II. Evidence Based decision making
    A. Formulating a patient, intervention, comparison, outcome (PICO) question
 
III. Health Belief Model
    A. Beliefs
    B. Values
    C. Motivation
    D. Compliance
    E. Cultural diversity
 
IV. Biofilm
    A. Plaque
    B. Calculus
    C. Clinical assessment
    D. Treatment planning
 
V.  Epidemiology
    A. Indices
    B. Plaque measuring indices
    C. Reversible/irreversible
 
VI.  Toothbrushes
    A. Manual
    B. Electric
    C. Techniques 
 
VII.  Supplemental Aids
    A. American Dental Association (ADA) accepted Interdental cleaners
    B. Rubber tip
    C. Tongue cleaner
    D. Soft Picks
 
VIII.  Mouthwash
    A. Therapeutic
    B. Cosmetic
    C. Hygienic
 
IX.  Toothpaste
    A. Therapeutic 
    B. Cosmetic
    C. Hygienic
    D. Relative Dentin Abrasion (RDA) values
    E. Over the Counter (OTC) monograph
 
X. Xerostomia Products
 
XI. Fluoride and Dental Caries
    A. Pre-eruptive fluoride
    B. Post-eruptive fluoride
    C. Types of caries
    D. Demineralization
    E. Remineralization
    F. Fluoride rinses, dentifrices, etc.
    G. Toxicity
    H. Fluorosis
 
VI. Diet, Nutrition, and Dental Caries
    A. Vitamins and mineral
    B. Dietary patterns and cariogenic potential
    C. pH and neutralizing
    D. Nutritional analysis
 
VIII. Dentinal Hypersensitivity
    A. Types of dentinal hypersensitivity
    B. Hydrodynamic theory
    C. Types of nerve fibers
    D. Causes of hypersensitivity
    E. Treatment of hypersensitivity

Assignments:
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1. Reading Assignments (15-20 pages pers week)
2. Oral Hygiene Product and Technique Research Assignment
3. Oral Hygiene Product and Technique Research Presentation
4. Dietary Analysis and Caries Risk
5. Readiness assessment Evaluation (6-10)
6. Exams- Quizzes(1-5) Midterm(2) Final Exam

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
30 - 40%
Oral Hygiene Product and Technique Research Assignment
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Dietary Analysis and Caries Risk, Readiness assignment evaluation
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Oral Hygiene Product and Technique Research Presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm, final examination
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
Instructor prepared materials on CANVAS

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