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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DENH 2010 - Principles III: Advanced Dental Hygiene

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This is the third dental hygiene principles course. Advanced assessment techniques are covered as well as diagnosis and care planning for patients with more complex treatment needs.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): DENH 2005  
Corequisite(s): DENH 2015  
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Root morphology review implications in instrumentation strategies
  2. Saliva testing
  3. Microbial testing
  4. Implant maintenance
  5. New technologies in dental hygiene practice
  6. Case presentations
  7. Evidence-based decision-making
  8. Ultrasonic instrumentation
  9. Advanced and special instrumentation techniques
  10. Periodontal adjuncts
  11. Non-surgical periodontal protocols
  12. Margination and polishing of restorations
  13. Dental implant maintenance and patient education
  14. Pulp vitality testing

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe advanced fulcrums and appropriate use of specialty periodontal instruments.
  2. state the indications, contraindications, and protocols for ultrasonic instrumentation.
  3. state the indications, contraindications, and protocols for using periodontal adjuncts.
  4. analyze the role of the dental hygienist in supporting patients with dental restorations.
  5. investigate the indications and contraindications of incorporating new and existing technology in dental hygiene practice.
  6. discuss indications and contraindications of new dental hygiene treatment strategies.
  7. present a comprehensive case study structured according to evidence-based decision-making principles to an audience of peers.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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