2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2022  
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DHYG 420 Advanced Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice Management II (2 credits)



Prerequisite Current enrollment in Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
The seventh in a series of eight linked courses to increase knowledge and comprehension of advanced dental hygiene theory, science and practice management in order to facilitate the growth of increasingly complex dental hygiene clinical skills required for the safe and effective practice of dental hygiene. Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data using American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines.

Student Outcomes
1. Using your clinical, inter-intraprofessional, didactic and professional association activities, continue development of your ePortfolio showing evidence of continued growth and documentation:
a. clinical competency in the safe and effective practice of clinical dental hygiene skills in order to comprehensively treat persons/patients with an increasing level of oral disease(s) severity; successful or reasonable patient treatment outcomes; optional or recommended treatment needs rendered by other oral health professionals and as appropriately referred; and dental hygiene diagnosis, treatment planning, scheduling, case documentation and presentation using clinic and office technology to an acceptable level.
2. Analyze and synthesize the safe and effective practice of clinical dental hygiene skills in order to comprehensively treat persons/patients with an increasing level of oral disease(s) severity.
3. Identify and describe the clinical role of the dental hygienist as a member of the oral healthcare team .
4. Participate in program selected professional development.
5. Fully participate in and complete comprehensive, guided studies to prepare for the National Dental Hygiene Board Exam.
6. Using current evidence-based science in a clinic setting on patients with progressively more complex oral health dental hygiene therapy(ies) needs (moderate to advanced periodontal diseases) and complicated by systemic disease(s), accurately and consistently:
a. continue to develop skills in all Student Outcomes from previous linked courses (DHYG 300, 310, 320, 400, 410).
b. identify and treatment plan root planing techniques on patients requiring this dental hygiene therapy.
c. demonstrate ethical and professional behaviors consistent with a dental hygiene professional, and in compliance with the policies and procedures detailed in the Pierce College Student Handbook, the Pierce College Dental Hygiene Student Handbook and accompanying Clinic Policies, and the American Dental Hygiene Associations’ Code of Ethics.
7. In all settings, demonstrate professionalism and communication skills using correct terminology and vocabulary necessary to discuss the oral health treatment plan and procedures with patients, peers, and other health care professionals and health care teams to foster wellness and healthy behaviors.



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