DNHY1123 - Dental Hygiene Practice II
This course is a continuation of DNHY 1112, Dental Hygiene Practice I, and introduces the student to further instrumentation theory, instrumentation techniques and procedures, clinical protocol, evaluation of medical/dental histories and radiographic surveys as prescribed by a dentist. This course provides opportunity for the student to develop competence in clinical procedures.
- Demonstrate sickle scaler activation.
- Demonstrate universal curette activation.
- Demonstrate disclosing agent use and plaque index computation.
- Demonstrate oral hygiene instruction for individualized patient needs.
- Demonstrate mechanical polishing with dental hygiene slow speed handpiece.
- Demonstrate topical fluoride administration and fluoride varnish administration.
- Demonstrate SOAP note recordkeeping.
- Demonstrate instrument sharpening techniques.
- Demonstrate ultrasonic instrument use on green teeth.
- Perform 6-8 Class I or Class II prophylaxes and 1 Class III or Class IV prophylaxis on a clinical patient.
- Complete one full mouth radiographic series on a clinical patient.
- Complete one panoramic radiograph on a clinical patient.
- Complete one set of alginate impressions (to include a maxillary and mandibular impression) and bite registration, poured up in plaster or stone and trimmed as study casts.
- Assist dentist/instructor in administration of local anesthetic, as needed, for periodontal debridement experiences.
Degrees that use this course
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)