Feb 03, 2023
DHYG 3230 - Clinical Seminar II
This course is a continuation of the Clinical Seminar Series. Course content will focus on the review and enhancement of instrumentation skills; the essentials of instrument selection; the role of root planing in dental hygiene; the development and refinement of skills needed for treatment of more advanced periodontal cases, which includes the initiation of a periodontal case study; and the introduction and preparation for the use of state-of-the-art clinical technologies.
Instructional Method Lecture
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of DHYG 3230 Clinic Seminar II , the student will:
- Correlate didactic material with clinical applications in patient care.
- Apply instrumentation techniques learned in previous clinical courses as well as new techniques used for advanced instrumentation.
- Produce intra-oral and digital camera images of diagnostic quality.
- Create treatment plan adaptations for patients who are challenged with mental disorders.
- Demonstrate ultrasonic and sonic scaler debridement techniques.
- Demonstrate the use of an air-powder polisher.
- Explore the different types of adjunct therapies available for treating advanced periodontal conditions.
- Demonstrate the application of minocycline gel.
- Compare the concepts of root planing and periodontal debridement.
- Develop competency in synthesizing advanced periodontal patient care through the review of case studies.
- Explore the use of dental endoscopy and laser therapy for periodontal procedures.
- Demonstrate screening techniques for HIV testing.
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