SRJC Course Outlines

9/30/2022 8:21:06 AMDH 86 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 86Title:  DH AND DENTISTRY  
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 Scheduled010 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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Students will be provided an overview of the various specialties of dentistry, to facilitate collaboration with dental and medical healthcare providers. Students will utilize resources for referrals, understand the legalities of the professional practice of dental hygiene and integrate all of these concepts into comprehensive patient care.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of DH 76


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance to Allied Dental Program

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will be provided an overview of the various specialties of dentistry, to facilitate collaboration with dental and medical healthcare providers. Students will utilize resources for referrals, understand the legalities of the professional practice of dental hygiene and integrate all of these concepts into comprehensive patient care.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 76
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance to Allied Dental 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:Spring 2001Inactive:
 
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. Apply the principles of dental hygiene practice as they relate to general dentistry and the dental specialties
2. Discuss the scope of practice of the dental specialists and the Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice
 

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the steps to the state licensure process in becoming a registered dental hygienist
2. Explain how the principles of dental hygiene relate to each specialty, including the referral process
3. Describe the examination and diagnostic techniques used for patient assessment in determining when it is appropriate to refer a patient for specialty care with a periodontist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, oral medicine specialist
4. Discuss specific behavioral techniques that work with children and provide positive reinforcement particularly in a pediatric dental office
5. Explain the legal concepts in the dental hygienist-patient relationships, the dental hygienist-dentist relationship, and employer-employee relationships
6. Describe the role of the Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice (RDHAP) including their role in schools, care facilities, residences of  homebound individuals, and dental health professional shortage areas
7. Apply ergonomic principles in dental hygiene practice and describe how repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders may impact longer-term employment

Topics and Scope
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I.  American Dental Association (ADA) Recognized Specialties
    A. oral and maxillofacial surgery
    B. orthodontics
    C. pediatrics  
     D. oral medicine
    E. periodontics
 
II.  General Dentistry
    A. scope of practice
    B. tole of the dental hygienist
     1.  collaborative treatment planning
     2.  oral hygiene procedures
    C. technology used in restorative dentistry
 
III.  California employment law
    A. limitations
    B. regulations
    C. liability
     1.  negligence         
      2.  malpractice        
      3.  abandonment            
          
IV.  Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
       A. scope of practice
       B. diagnostic techniques and procedures
       C. indications and contraindications
       D  types of surgeries and post-operative care
       E. technology used in oral surgery
       F. role of the dental hygienist
 
V. Orthodontics
       A. scope of practice
       B. diagnostic techniques and procedures
      C. indications and contraindications
      D. technology used in orthodontics
      E. role of the dental hygienist
 
VI.  Pediatric Dentistry
       A. scope of practice
      B. diagnostic techniques and procedures
      C. patient management techniques
       D. indications and contraindications
      E. technology used in pediatrics
      F. role of the dental hygienist
 
VII.  Oral Medicine
    A.  diagnostic techniques and procedures
    B.  patient education
    C.  role of the dental hygienist
 
VIII.  Periodontics
    A.  scope of practice
    B.  diagnostic techniques and procedures
    C.  patient management techniques
    D.  indications and contraindications
    E.  technology used in periodontics
    F.  role of the dental hygienist
 
IX.  Interdisciplinary Patient Care
    A. role of the Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice
     B. hospitalized patient
    C. long-term care patient
    D. homebound patient
 
X.  Licensure Process
     A. registration
         1. state patient/manikin
          2. fingerprinting
         3. law and ethics
    B.  filing for licensure
 
XI. Overall Body Health in Dental Hygiene Practice
    A. body mechanics      
    B. occupational induced injury and pain

Assignments:
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1. Weekly guest speaker summary reports (13-17)
2. Readiness assignment evaluations (6-10)
3. Research Paper

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
80 - 100%
Weekly guest speaker summary reports, research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 20%
Readiness assignment evaluations (6-10)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
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, 5th Edition Denise M. Bowen, RDH, MS and Jennifer A Pieren, RDH, MS 2020
Instructor prepared materials on CANVAS

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