DAY/TIME: Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:20
1:00 - 2:50 specially scheduled clinic sessions
PLACE: Bridwell Hall Room 109-110 & Gaines Clinic as scheduled
This course focuses on the fundamental knowledge base necessary to instruct dental patients in prevention of oral diseases with a study of professional and patient utilized plaque removal techniques and aids as they apply to various age groups of patients, use of fluorides, care of hypersensitive teeth, and cleaning of dental appliances. An examination of common physiological characteristics of various age groups is conducted, with emphasis placed on how these factors might affect treatment. This course includes discussion and analysis of the patient/health care provider relationship regarding ethical and legal responsibilities of each. The initial class sessions as well as the specially scheduled clinical sessions focus toward treatment of the first patient to be appointed with the student. Patient selection is carefully monitored to insure the compatibility of the patient’s needs with the skills and knowledge base attained by the student clinicians.
1. Individual treatment planning is an essential part of dental hygiene care.
2. Certain physiologic conditions exhibit manifestations in the oral cavity.
3. Thorough plaque removal and the use of fluorides are essential factors in preventive dental care.
4. Health care providers owe certain duties to their patients.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Describe the proper procedures involved in management of the oral conditions of patients across
the "life span", dependent upon their physiological status and specific dental needs.
2. Develop treatment plans for Class 1, Class 2, and Class 2+ clinical patients.
3. Recommend and demonstrate appropriate plaque removal techniques, and select appropriate
dental care products for individual patients according to age and oral conditions.
4. Select and demonstrate the proper procedures for cleaning dental appliances and dental implants.
5. Discuss fluoride in regards to systemic versus topical actions, methods of administration caries
reducing abilities, metabolism in the human body, toxicity, fluorosis, and use in desensitization.
6. Describe the legal relationship between the health care provider and the patient in terms of the
ADHA Code of Ethics, the "patient’s bill of rights", and the concept of "reasonable care"as
defined by law.
REVIEW OF LITERATURE / HEALTH FAIR
Students will work in groups to research and write a Review of Literature utilizing the American Medical Association (AMA) style. This project will utilize some class sessions to facilitate the students’ understanding of this writing style and type of professional paper. The review of literature will be the foundation used to format table clinic presentations for the MSU Health Fair. This project will count as one test grade. Topics will be assigned by faculty.
During the semester you will be expected to attend a minimum of two (2) professional presentations outside of regularly scheduled dental hygiene courses. You will develop a portfolio including the following information: 1) certificates of attendance (if provided); 2) dates, locations and hours of attendance; 3) presenter (including all professional titles and certifications); 4) copies of all course notes/materials provided (if applicable). This portfolio will continue to be developed as you progress through the Dental Hygiene Program. It is expected that upon successful completion of the requirements of the Dental Hygiene program, and following graduation, this portfolio will provide an accurate assessment of extra-curricular professional development for the individual.
Either three or four exams will be given for this course. The number of exams will depend upon the amount of material covered by the class during the semester. All exams will be based on the written objectives for the class sessions involved, and each may be comprehensive from the first class session. The Junior 2nd Semester Final Examination is a 4 hour examination which will serve as the final exam for each of the courses offered in the 2nd semester of the dental hygiene curriculum: Dental Hygiene 2 (DNHY 3003) , Periodontology (DNHY 3005), Oral Radiology II (DNHY 3102) and Pharmacology (DNHY 4103). This format, rather than utilizing individual final exams, will more effectively assess the student's ability to combine didactic and clinical content, utilize critical thinking skills, and aid in preparing the student for the National Board Dental Hygiene Exam.
Students missing an exam due to illness will be allowed to make up the exam on the DAY OF their return to school. No grade higher than a 90 will be given for make-up examinations. Students will be allowed to make up only one (1) exam per semester. This does not include the final exam.
Water bottles, cell phones, calculators or computers are not allowed during examinations. Possession of any of these devices during an exam will be construed as academic dishonesty and will be dealt with accordingly.
All tests as well as the Review of Literature / Health Fair Project will count equally in weight, meaning that thegrades will be averaged for a final course grade.
A grade of "C" is required for successful completion of this course.
A = 92-100 C = 75-82
B = 83-91 D = 65-74 (Constitutes Failure of Course in Dental Hygiene)
Attendance is critical in order to achieve the maximum benefits of this course. Reviewing notes and the reading assignments without active participation in the course’s didactic and related clinical activities will not permit the student to adequately meet course objectives. Therefore, MORE THAN 2 ABSENCES FOR ANY REASON WILL RESULT IN THE FINAL COURSE GRADE BEING LOWERED ONE FULL LETTER GRADE. Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of 1 absence. In case of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual decisions may be made. Students are responsible for all material presented in lecture as well as assigned reading. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain any handouts or notes missed in class.
RECORDING OF CLASS LECTURES:
Taping of class lectures will be permitted, but ONLY with PRIOR APPROVAL of instructor.
Cell phone use of any manner is extremely disruptive to your fellow classmates and to the faculty teaching your course. Therefore the use of cell phones will not be tolerated, FOR ANY REASON. If you utilize your cell phone without prior permission, your phone will be confiscated for the remainder of the scheduled day. Repeat offenders will be asked to leave the classroom and will be required to meet with the faculty and the chair of the Dental Hygiene Dept. In case of emergencies, please notify spouses, family and friends to contact you via the program secretary at 397-4764.
THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:
Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities. MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4 618 or (940) 397- 4515.
It is the student’s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable accommodations that may be required.
DENTAL HYGIENE HONOR SYSTEM:
All Dental Hygiene courses adhere to the MSU Code of Conduct. In particular, academic dishonesty, however small, creates a breach in academic integrity. A student’s participation in this course comes with the expectation that his or her work will be completed in full observance of the MSU Code of Student Conduct. A student should consult the current Student Handbook for answers to any questions about the code.
Many components of DNHY 3033 are designed to be highly interactive with students helping each other learn. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of many resources available including course resources, Internet sites, other textbooks and journals, faculty, and peers when answering objectives. This interactive collegial learning environment is conducive for life-long learning.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to, (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or completing other assignments; or (3) the acquisition of tests or other academic materials belonging to the university faculty or staff without permission.
Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of, by paraphrase or direct quotation without correct citation in the text and on the reference list, the published or unpublished works of another person. Students may NOT submit papers and assignments that they have previously submitted for this or other courses. The use of materials generated by agencies engaged in "selling" term papers is also plagiarism. Students are encouraged to review the tutorials and suggested websites for more information about plagiarism.
Academic dishonesty (cheating, plagiarism, etc.) will not be tolerated in this class. Whenever a student is unsure of whether a particular situation will be interpreted as academic dishonesty, he/she should ask the instructor for clarification. If students are guilty of academic dishonesty, a grade of zero (0) will be given for the quiz, assignment, etc. Cases may also be referred to the Dean of Students for possible dismissal from the university.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and for educational purposes. Specifically, faculty may submit student papers and assignments to an external agency to verify originality and authenticity, and to detect for plagiarism.
ETHICS AND PERSONAL VALUES
The following is excerpted from Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, 10th Ed, by Esther M. Wilkins, Chapter 1: "Each dental hygienist represents the entire profession to the patient being served. The dental hygienist’s expressed or demonstrated attitudes toward dentistry, dental hygiene, and other health professions, as well as toward health services and preventive measures, will affect the subsequent attitude of the patient toward other dental hygienists and dental hygiene care in general."
"A dental hygienist may be involved in a variety of moral, ethical, and legal situations as part of the daily routine."