D H 200L: INTRODUCTION TO DENTAL HYGIENE
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||1.5 lecture, 1 laboratory per week (30 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will correctly demonstrate the intra-oral exam procedure of inspection and palpation of the oral cavity including: digital, bidigital, manual and bimanual palpation techniques using gauze and a mouth mirror.
- Students will create a current evidence-based an oral health product presentation using presentation slides and Voice for narration and present it to class, with a pass rate of 75% or higher.
The student will be able to:
A. examine the ethical and legal principles underlying the practice of dental hygiene.
B. research a topic related to dental hygiene practice and deliver an oral presentation using evidence based sources.
C. identify and perform infection control procedures that dental care personnel should use to ensure protection against exposure to infectious diseases.
D. compare the pediatric and adult dentition.
E. identify the gross structures of the head, neck, and oral cavity and the normal range of clinical appearance and demonstrate the procedure for performing the intraoral examination.
A. Profession of Dental Hygiene
1. ethics in dental hygiene practice
a. code of ethics
b. terminology of ethics
2. legal considerations in dental hygiene practice
a. Dental Practice Act of California
b. licensure for the RDH
c. board examinations
e. informed consent
3. professional dental hygiene organizations
4. roles and career paths of a professional dental hygienist
c. public health
B. Communication and Patient Education
1. oral presentation of dental hygiene issues
a. current topics in dental hygiene practice
b. levels of evidence in healthcare literature
c. library skills for evidence based literature
d. techniques for oral presentations
2. communication with patients
a. verbal communication
b. nonverbal communication
c. motivational interviewing
C. Infection Control in Dentistry
1. CDC versus OSHA
2. standard precautions
3. procedures for disinfection of the dental operatory
4. risk and prevention of occupational exposure to infectious diseases
1. primary dentition
2. permanent dentition
3. universal numbering system
E. Head and Neck Examination
3. identification of landmarks
4. procedure for performing an intraoral examination
5. rationale for performing the head and neck examination
A. Infection control procedures
B. Identification of oral anatomy and landmarks
C. Extra/Intraoral exam procedure
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. When taught as a hybrid course, access to computer with email software and hardware; email address. Students must participate in lab sessions located on Foothill campus.
Method(s) of Evaluation
B. Writing assignment
C. Midterm exam
D. Oral presentation
E. Lab final
F. Written final
Method(s) of Instruction
Lecture, Discussion, Oral presentations, Laboratory.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Nield-Gehrig. Patient Assessment Tutorials. 3rd ed. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2013.
When taught via Etudes NG, supplemental lectures, handouts, tests, and assignments delivered via email; feedback on tests and assignments delivered via email; class discussion may be delivered in chat rooms, listservs, and newsgroups.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
Weekly reading assignments, online homework, journal article analysis.