Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
D H 57CPERIODONTICS IIISummer 2013
2 hours lecture.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 12/11/09; 11/26/12

1. Description -
Examine the role of the dental hygienist in nonsurgical periodontal therapy, periodontal surgical therapy, and periodontal maintenance therapy. A periodontal competency report both oral and written is required. Intended for students in the dental hygiene program.
Prerequisite: D H 57B.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
Dental Hygiene Process of Care
  1. describe the types of nonsurgical therapies and the rationale and indications for each type.
  2. describe the types of and rationale for periodontal surgical treatments.
  3. discuss the indications and contraindications for periodontal surgical techniques.
  4. identify the role of the dental hygienist in the surgical treatment of periodontal diseases.
Health Education Strategies
  1. assess, plan, implement and evaluate dental hygiene care on a periodontal patient by means of an adult periodontal patient competency.
  2. discuss various oral health aids and techniques specific for the patient with periodontal disease who is undergoing treatment.
Legal and Ethical Principles
  1. discuss the legal duties and responsibilities of the dental hygienist in periodontal surgical treatment.
  2. assess the influence of risk factors (biological, socioeconomic and cultural) in the periodontal disease process and treatment.
Foothill College Dental Hygiene Program Competencies
Our graduates will be competent:
  1. in assessing the oral health needs of diverse populations and providing comprehensive dental hygiene care for persons of all ages/stages of life.
  2. in health education strategies for the prevention of disease & the promotion of health for individual clients and the community.
  3. in infection & hazard control procedures to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
  4. in the ethical & legal principles underlying the practice of dental hygiene.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Multi-media classroom.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Dental Hygiene Process of Care
  1. Describe the types of nonsurgical therapies and the rationale and indications for each type.
    1. Periodontal debridement
    2. Scaling and root planing
    3. Gingival curettage
    4. Use of antimicrobial agents
    5. Use of locally delivered and systemic antibiotics
    6. Relationship between malocclusions and periodontal disease
  2. Describe the types of and rationale for periodontal surgical treatments.
    1. Pocket reduction or elimination
      1. Excisional periodontal surgery (gingivectomy, gingivoplasty)
      2. Incisional periodontal surgery (flap)
    2. Access to root surfaces
    3. Osseous surgery (bony defects)
    4. Mucogingival surgery
    5. New attachment procedures
      1. Bone grafting (allografts/autografts/alloplasts)
      2. Guided tissue regeneration
  3. Discuss the indications and contraindications for periodontal surgical techniques.
    1. Pocket reduction or elimination
      1. Excisional periodontal surgery (gingivectomy, gingivoplasty)
      2. Incisional periodontal surgery (flap)
    2. Access to root surfaces
    3. Osseous surgery (bony defects)
    4. Mucogingival surgery
    5. New attachment procedures
      1. Bone grafting (allografts/autografts/alloplasts)
      2. Guided tissue regeneration
  4. Identify the role of the dental hygienist in the surgical treatment of periodontal diseases.
    1. Treatment planning
    2. Oral health instructions/patient education
    3. Referral to periodontal specialists
    4. Post-surgical instructions/sutures/periodontal packs
    5. Periodontal maintenance therapy
Health Education Strategy
  1. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care on a periodontal patient by means of an adult periodontal patient competency.
    1. Appropriate identification of patient using periodontally involved patient competency guidelines.
    2. Completion of periodontally involved patient competency as demonstrated by evidence-based research paper and oral presentation.
  2. Discuss various oral health aids and techniques specific for the patient with periodontal disease who is undergoing treatment.
    1. Identify and describe various oral health aids and techniques for the patient with periodontal disease who is undergoing treatment.
      1. oral irrigation
      2. periodontal stimulators, interdental brushes and other aids
      3. toothbrushing techniques
    Ethical and Legal Principles
    1. Discuss the legal duties and responsibilities of the dental hygienist in periodontal surgical treatment.
      1. Informed consent
      2. Referral procedures
    2. Assess the influence of risk factors (biological, socioeconomic, cultural) in the periodontal disease process and treatment.
      1. Periodontal risk factors
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Adult Periodontal Patient Competency Case
  2. Case Documentation and Presentation (Oral and Written)
  3. Quizzes
  4. Final Examination
  5. Class Participation
7. Representative Text(s) -
Nield-Gehrig, J. Willmann, D. Foundations of Periodontics for the Dental Hygienist. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011.

8. Disciplines -
Dental Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion
  3. Oral presentations
 
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Weekly readings from the textbook and current scientific journals.
  2. Oral and written report on an adult periodontal patient for competency is required.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree in Dental Hygiene.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-11 16:23:36


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines