2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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DHYG 430 Advanced Dental Hygiene Theory & Practice Management III (2 credits)

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

Course Description
The eighth 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 and intra-professional, didactic and professional association activities, continue development of your ePortfolio showing evidence of continued growth and documentation:
a. 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. Describe and discuss 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. Create a cover letter and curriculum vitae for use in application to a variety of environments and roles of employment for the dental hygienist.
6. Research the role of the oral health care provider in Emergency Preparedness.
7. Create an Emergency Preparedness Individual Plan as part of the ePortfolio.
8. Expanding on previous dental hygiene curricular coursework, develop personal, health promotion strategies identifying personal characteristics and career strategies as part of your professional development plan (PDP).
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Consistently and accurately self-assess your application of dental hygiene theory in patient assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, treatment planning, radiology, treatment documentation and dental hygiene skills to develop the ability to assess yourself, and if applicable, your healthcare team to confirm and verify quality patient care. (Quality patient care parameters will vary from patient to patient.)

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