NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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DHYG 3350 - Clinical Dental Hygiene III

This course assists students in gaining practical experience in clinical procedures requiring greater skill and knowledge than procedures previously undertaken.  This course prepares students for the transition to private office practice.

Complete DHYG 3300 - Dental Hygiene II

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of DHYG 3350 Clinic Dental Hygiene III, the student will:

  1. Assume responsibility for dental hygiene actions and services, according to clinic protocol.
  2. Provide documentation for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of dental hygiene services.
  3. Communicate using positive verbal and nonverbal communication skills with all individuals.
  4. Communicate professional knowledge orally and in writing.
  5. Teach clients to value the delivery of competent care by dental professionals.
  6. Integrate the professional code of ethics in all endeavors.
  7. Adhere to state and federal laws, recommendations, and regulations in the provision of dental hygiene care.
  8. Provide care to all clients using an individualized approach that is empathetic and caring.
  9. Serve all clients and the community without discrimination, appreciating the cultural differences of the population.
  10. Ensure the privacy of the client during dental hygiene treatment and counseling and the confidentiality of client records.
  11. Accept responsibility for solving problems and making decisions based on accepted scientific principles.
  12. Utilize sound judgment in application of new information to client/client care
  13. Analyze collected data on the general, oral, and psycho-social health status of clients with methods consistent with the dental hygiene scope of practice and legal principles.
  14. Formulate a comprehensive dental hygiene care plan in collaboration with the client and other health professionals.
  15. Provide preventive and therapeutic services that promote oral health according to the needs of the client.
  16. Evaluate the effectiveness of implemented clinical, preventive, and educational services and modify as needed.
  17. Respect the values and beliefs of the client while promoting optimal oral and general health.
  18. Recognize and refer clients who may have physiologic, psychological, and/or social problems for comprehensive client evaluation.
  19. Identify factors that can be used to motivate the client for disease prevention and/or health maintenance.
  20. Accept responsibility for self-assessment and professional growth through life-long learning.

Credits: 5

Instructional Method Clinical

Contact Hours: 15 hrs/week

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