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DENH 1080 - Principles II: Care of Special Needs Patients

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This is the second in a series of three DENH principles courses. Students will review the rationale for delivery of dental hygiene services and be introduced to care and management of patients with special needs.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): DENH 1030 , DENH 1040 , and DENH 1045  
Corequisite(s): DENH 1085  
Recommendation: None

Major Content
1. Case study development

2. Life stages

3. Anticipatory guidance

4. Diabetes

5. Edentulous patients

6. Respiratory diseases

7. Blood disorders 

8. Cardiovascular diseases 

9. Patients who use tobacco

10. Patients with cancer 

11. Patients with disabilities 

12. Physical impairments 

13. Seizure disorders

14. Mental disorders

15. Substance abuse

16. Cleft lip and/or palate 

17. Oral and maxillofacial surgery patients 

18. Pregnant patients 

19. Family abuse and neglect 

20. Evidence-based decision-making
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

1. describe appropriate dental hygiene care for patients throughout the life cycle.

2. discuss anticipatory guidance strategies appropriate to a patient’s needs.

3. analyze a dental hygiene case study.

4. discuss modifications of  dental hygiene care for patients with special health care needs.

5. identify societal trends in oral health care.

6. examine the relationship between oral and systemic health.

7. recognize reporting requirements and responsibilities for a dental hygienist.

8. prepare a scientific literature review paper based on evidence-based decision-making principles.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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