DNHY 1112 - Principles of Dental Hygiene
Credit Hours: 2.00
Prerequisites: Admission into the Dental Hygiene Program; ENGL 1180 or ENGL 1210 , BIOL 2710 , BIOL 2400 or BIOL 2730 , PSYC 1010 , CHEM 1050 , and SOCY 1010 all with a grade of C or better
Corequisites: DNHY 1110 , DNHY 1114 , and DNHY 1115
The student will be introduced to the dental hygiene profession. Issues including patients’ rights, professional ethics, the state practice act, health promotion, and communication will be presented. Learning styles, test taking strategies, research applications, using resources, and writing styles will be included.
Billable Contact Hours: 2
When Offered: Fall semester only
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to summarize the history of the dental hygiene profession.
- List the significant events in the history of dental hygiene.
- Explain the scope of dental hygiene practice.
- Explain the various roles of the dental hygienist.
- Explain the various types of clinical services performed by the dental hygienist
- Explain advanced dental hygiene practice.
- Explain interprofessional collaborative patient care.
- Explain the components of the dental hygiene process of care.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to summarize common behavioral learning theories.
- Identify the Health Belief Model.
- Identify the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change).
- Identify the Theory of Reasoned Action.
- Identify the Social Learning Theory.
- Describe factors that inhibit behavior change.
- Explain intrinsic and extrinsic forms of motivation.
- Explain common cross-cultural concerns in dental hygiene practice.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to summarize the attributes of effective health communication.
- Identify factors that influence health communication.
- Identify communication strategies to motivate positive changes in patient’s health behaviors.
- Identify communication strategies to enhance the ability to provide patient-centered health information.
- Identify common barriers to effective health communication.
- Identify verbal and nonverbal communication.
- Explain how patient’s health literacy level affect health communication strategies.
- Identify communication theories relevant to effective health communication.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain common homecare dental aids.
- Identify the characteristics of effective manual and power toothbrushes.
- Explain common toothbrushing methods.
- Explain the different modes of action of power toothbrushes.
- Explain proper care of manual and power toothbrushes.
- Explain the adverse effects of improper toothbrushing.
- Explain the types of dental floss.
- Explain the steps for use of floss.
- Explain the commonly used floss aids.
- Explain the commonly used interdental aids.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the purpose of dentifrices.
- Explain the active and inactive components in dentifrices.
- Identify the mechanism of action for preventive and therapeutic agents in dentifrices.
- Identify patient specific dentifrice recommendations.
- Explain the role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- Explain the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the purpose of mouth rinses.
- Recognize the active and inactive components in mouth rinses.
- Identify the mechanism of action for preventive and therapeutic agents in mouth rinses.
- Explain selection of mouth rinses for specific patient needs.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to summarize evidence-based decision making.
- Explain the importance of evidence-based practice in clinical dental hygiene care.
- Explain the systematic approach used to find credible scientific literature.
- Explain the skills needed for analyzing evidence-based health information.
- Explain the various approaches to research.
- Explain the types of research designs.
Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able summarize the purpose of a professional dental hygiene portfolio.
- Explain the types of professional portfolios.
- Explain the selection of portfolio artifacts.
- Give examples of evidence-based portfolio artifacts.
- Explain the role of self-reflection.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1: Profession of Dental Hygiene; Dental Hygiene Process of Care
Week 2: Dental Hygiene Process of Care; Dental Hygiene’s Paradigm
Week 3: Dental Hygiene Metaparadigm Concepts & Conceptual Models Applied to Practice
Week 4: Dental Hygiene Metaparadigm Concepts & Conceptual Models Applied to Practice
Week 5: Cultural Competency in Healthcare
Week 6: Cultural Competency in Healthcare
Week 7: Motivation - Extrinsic & Instrinsic
Week 8: Motivation & Communication (Midterm)
Week 9: Communication Pathways
Week 10: Communication: HIPAA
Week 11: Introduction to Evidence Based Decision Making
Week 12: Identification of Reliable & Valid Resources
Week 13: Behavior Learning Models
Week 14: Behavior Learning Models Influences on Behavioral Change
Week 15: Professional Portofolio Types & Formats
Week 16: Development of Professional ePortfolios
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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