Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
D H 59SURVEY OF DENTISTRYSummer 2013
1 hour lecture, 1 hour laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 1 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 -
Introduction to dental procedures in the specialty office with emphasis on dental auxilary duties and collaboration with dental specialties for comprehensive patient/client care. Legal scope of practice for the dental hygienist and appropriate referral protocol is emphasized. Intended for students in the dental hygiene program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
Dental Hygiene Process of Care
  1. Evaluate and analyze the role and value of the dental hygienist in the nine recognized dental specialties.
  2. Describe the scope of:
    1. Orthodontics
    2. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    3. Pediatric dentistry
    4. Endodontics
    5. Periodontics
    6. Prosthodontics
    7. Dental Public Health
    8. Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
    9. Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Health Education Strategies
  1. Observe health education procedures during visits to specialty practices and write a college-level paper about the observation experience.
  2. Observe health education procedures during visits to specialty practices and discuss the learning outcomes of this observation.

Infection & Hazard Control Procedures
  1. Observe infection & hazard control procedures during visits to specialty practices and compare and contrast the observed procedures to the current state and federal regulations on infection and hazard control guidelines.

Ethical & Legal Principles
  1. Describe the professional training, experience, and licensure required for each specialty.
  2. Identify the procedures used in specialty practices for compliance with legal & ethical patient/client care, including HIPA compliance, informed consent procedures, medical history review, patient confidentiality, and patient education.

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 -
Online course, internet access. Safety glasses, & lab coat for field experience.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
Dental Hygiene Process of Care
  1. Evaluate and analyze the role and value of the dental hygienist in the nine recognized dental specialties.
    1. Types of specialty practices.
    2. Training and professional requirements for specialty practice.
    3. Relationships between the general and specialty practitioner and dental hygienist.
  2. Describe the scope of:
    1. The orthodontic office:
      1. Occlusion and malocclusion.
      2. Rationale and goals of treatment.
      3. Radiography in orthodontics.
      4. Case evaluation and presentation.
      5. The types of orthodontic appliances, their components, and orthodontic instruments.
      6. Indications for referral for orthodontic consultation.
      7. Orthodontic adjustments and appliance maintenance.
      8. Preventive orthodontics.
    2. The pediatric dental office:
      1. Patient management.
      2. Anesthetic procedures.
      3. Adapted operative and restorative procedures.
      4. Preventive services.
      5. Equipment and instruments.
    3. The oral & maxillofacial surgery office:
      1. Records and health history.
      2. Types of surgery performed.
      3. Biopsy and tissue analysis.
      4. Anesthetic procedures.
      5. Surgical instruments.
      6. Sterilization instruments.
      7. Office emergencies.
      8. Surgical assisting.
      9. Pre and post operative care, control of pain, apprehension, and infection.
      10. Procedures in the hospital practice.
    4. The periodontic office:
      1. Role of the general practitioner and the auxiliary in referral.
      2. Case evaluation.
      3. Rationale and goals of treatment.
      4. Preventive, surgical, and nonsurgical treatment.
      5. Pre and post operative treatment care.
      6. Plaque control procedures.
    5. The endodontic office:
      1. Goals and rationale of treatment.
      2. Pulp, periapical, and periodontal conditions necessitating treatment.
      3. Testing pulp vitality.
      4. Sterilization and antiseptic techniques.
      5. Treatment techniques.
    6. Prosthodontic office:
      1. Case selection, function, esthetics.
      2. Types of appliances.
      3. Use of gnathology.
      4. Procedures and techniques.
      5. Unique oral hygiene problems associated with crown and bridge maintenance.
    7. The oral & maxillofacial radiology specialty:
      1. Scope of practice.
      2. Procedures and techniques.
    8. The oral & maxillofacial pathology practice:
      1. Records and health history.
      2. Scope of practice & types of surgery performed.
      3. Biopsy and tissue analysis.
      4. Anesthetic procedures.
      5. Surgical instruments.
      6. Sterilization instruments.
      7. Office emergencies.
      8. Surgical assisting.
      9. Pre and post operative care, control of pain, apprehension, and infection.
      10. Procedures in the hospital practice.
    9. Dental Public Health specialty
      1. Scope of practice
      2. Research
      3. Prevention & education programs
      4. Organizations

Health Education Strategies
  1. Observe health education procedures during visits to specialty practices and write a college-level paper about the observation experience.
  2. Observe health education procedures during visits to specialty practices and discuss the learning outcomes of this observation.

Infection & Hazard Control Procedures
  1. Observe infection & hazard control procedures during visits to specialty practices and compare and contrast the observed procedures to the current state and federal regulations on infection and hazard control guidelines.

Ethical & Legal Principles
  1. Describe the professional training, experience, and licensure required for each specialty.
  2. Identify the procedures used in specialty practices for compliance with legal & ethical patient/client care, including HIPA compliance, informed consent procedures, medical history review, patient confidentiality, and patient education.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes
  2. Final exam/case study written paper
  3. Field experience, visiting one specialty or general office and submitting a written paper
  4. Web based assignments
7. Representative Text(s) -
Darby, Michele L. and Margaret M. Walsh. Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice. 3rd edition. St. Lous, MO.: Saunders/Elsevier, 2010.

8. Disciplines -
Dental Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Online presentation of course material
  2. Field work
  3. Electronic discussions/chat
  4. Private messaging within the website.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Field Experience: Student to contact a dental specialty office and spend 2 hours observing procedures in the office.
  2. A written report of observation experience and verification form signed by dentist will be completed at the end of observation.
 
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. Case studies based on each of the nine dental specialties.
  2. Written research paper on a dental specialty.
  3. Final Case Study Paper: creation of a pediatric or adolescent case study patient.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the A.S. degree in Dental Hygeine.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-11 16:24:08


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