Periodontics IIDH 210W
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: DH 124B, DH 130, DH 131, DH 135, and LWA 206B, each with a "C" (2.
0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in DH 213, DH 214W, DH 215, DH 216W, and DH 219. Provides the opportunity for assessment, documentation, and treatment with pain management of the periodontal patient and to demonstrate ultrasonic scaling, root debridement, planning, and irrigation. (15-45)
Outcomes and Objectives
Assess, document, and identify the need for application and perform different nonsurgical periodontal therapy in the treatment of periodontally involved patients.
- Discuss the several supplemental diagnostic tests used in periodontics including the procedural technique and how the tests attempt to identify the presence or risk of periodontal disease.
- List and describe the various documentation symbols used in charting a periodontal case.
- Evaluate the results of therapy and analysis the need and frequency of PMT, retreatment, and for referral.
- Discuss the phases of periodontal treatment planning.
- Plan treatment for different case classification, considering lengths and period of treatment time and sequencing.
- Identify a file, U.S. furcation insert and 4R/4L instruments, including the following:
- State the purposes, uses, and contraindications of the file, U.S. furcation insert and 4R/4L instruments.
- Given any file, U.S. furcation insert and 4R/4L instruments, demonstrate its use in the different areas of the mouth. Practice on a typodont progressing to a patient, maintaining:
- Demonstrate the correct methods of sharpening files.
- Describe/compare/contrast and demonstrate the different instrumentation techniques utilized in accomplishing root debridement and gingival curettage.
Explain the benefits of various site specific and systemic medicants used to treat periodontal diseases, identify patients in need of oral irrigation, and perform oral irrigation.
- Explain what is meant by the term SUBSTANTIVITY.
- Explain how various medicants affect the oral bacteria.
- List the indications and dosages of various medicants.
- Assess and design a treatment plan for medicants placement.
- Demonstrate the common methods of delivery.
Explain and answer questions throughly about periodontal therapy and post operative home and office care that may be asked by the patient. The student will gain the knowledge needed to perform post operative care.
- Discuss the rationale for different periodontal surgical procedures.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages to periodontal surgery.
- List the goals for periodontal surgery.
- Asses the general considerations for periodontal surgery.
- Briefly describe the following surgical procedures; include indications and contraindications, technique and results.
- Describe the steps in healing after surgical procedures.
- Discuss post operative procedures and instructions.
- Identify the role of the dental hygienist in surgical treatment of periodontal diseases.
Identify and differentiate between the different suture techniques and fibers used in dentistry and be able to remove sutures from the oral cavity.
- Summarize the purposes of intraoral sutures.
- Explain the two classifications of suture material and why each of them are used.
- Describe the suture fiber that is used most often in dentistry.
- Explain the code for suture fibers and list the two most common codes of fibers used in dentistry.
- Summarize the various suture techniques.
- Diagram the two most common suture techniques used in dentistry.
- Demonstrate the technique for removing sutures from the oral cavity.
Summarize the importance, the characteristics, and the different types of periodontal dressings. Properly place and remove the various dressings.
- State the purposes of using a periodontal dressing.
- State the acceptable characteristics of a dressing.
- State the characteristics of a satisfactorily placed dressing.
- Differentiate between a chemical-cured and visible-light-cured dressing.
- Cite the time period that a dressing is normally worn.
- Prepare a list of home care instructions for a patient that is going to be wearing a dressing.
- Demonstrate the proper technique for placement and removal of a dressing.
Develop an understanding of work simplification/ time/ and motion conservation and increased production in care of the patient. In addition, the RDHS will appreciate and respect all members of the dental team and their responsibilities to the group.
- Define the concepts including a list of team members/ and explain the goals of the ''team concept.'' List the characteristics of an effective work team.
- Compare and contrast the responsibilities between the members of the dental health team.
- Describe what is meant by ''four-handed.''
- List and explain at least three methods of transfer.
- Explain the four-handed technique with each of the following:
- Describe the role of an auxiliary/assistant when performing each of the following procedures with a hygienist:
- Explain the ''pick-up'' delivery technique.
- Relate to a dentist the importance of utilizing the four-handed hygiene concept in his or her practice. In your rationale also include economic benefits.
- Identify problems and problem solving techniques, which could occur with fourhanded hygiene.
- What is meant by six-handed dentistry?
- Demonstrate instrument transfer.