Dental Health Education

Course Details

Course Number: 4013  Fall 2013

Location: Bridwell Hall

Classroom Number: 109-110

Days & Times:

Tuesday and Thursday - 1:00 -2:30 p.m.



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice  ISBN: 978-1-4160-5357-6

Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist  ISBN: 978-0-7817-6322-6

MSU Faculty Member
Martha Crump   
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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
 1.  Summarize the purposes of dental health education.
 2.  Identify and analyze the development of the patient's health attitudes and behaviors.
 3.  Explain and demonstrate interpersonal skills and personality characteristics deemed desirable in the competent dental health educator.
 4.  Differentiate between the techniques utilized when conducting dental education.
 5.  Analyze and discuss the role of plaque in the etiology and progress of dental disease on a  professional          level,  as well as in "lay" terms.
 6.  Identify the applications for professionally administered subgingival irrigation and develop a program to incorporate irrigation into a patient's periodontal therapy.  Achieve proficiency in administering subgingival irrigation.
 7.  Describe the relationship between nutrition and  the formation of plaque, caries, and periodontal
      disease.
 8.  Identify the various physical and psychological characteristics of different age groups and socioeconomic levels that affect the dental health instruction techniques and materials used.
 9.  Formulate and present a comprehensive patient education program on an individualized basis to
       patients  in the clinical setting.
10.  Design and present a comprehensive patient report based on assessment data (including medical
       history, vital signs, intraoral and extraoral examinations and chartings, and radiographic surveys) that
       illustrates a logical sequence of planned appointments and appropriate patient management techniques.
 


Course Expectations

Examinations: 
Four exams will be given for this course, including the Senior 3rd Semester Final Exam.  Each exam may be comprehensive from the first class session and will constitute 20% of the total course grade.  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.
 

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 Senior 3rd Semester Final Exam.

The Senior 3rd Semester Final Examination is a 4 hour examination which will serve as the final exam for each of the courses offered in the 3rd semester of the dental hygiene curriculum: Dental Hygiene 3, Dental Health Education, and Pathology.  The exam will consist of approximately 150 multiple choice questions and 50 case based items covering the content of the courses listed previously.  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. 

 

Comprehensive Care Case Report: 
This project will constitute 20% of the final course grade.  Students will work in teams of
two on this assignment. Each team will plan, develop, and then formally present
their "case" to the class.  The Case Report Guidelines will be presented in the
DNHY course 4023 Dental Hygiene 3, and will be  included in that syllabus. 
Grading parameters will be the same for both courses.

Privacy Practice ProtocolAll work on this project MUST conform to the MSU Dental Hygiene Department PRIVACY PRACTICE PROTOCOL (See complete policy Dental Hygiene Dept. Handbook Section 1.4).

Protocol to insure confidentiality regarding a patient's medical condition , oral health, and records in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 1996.

Any breaches in patient confidentiality or privacy may result in disciplinary actions including:

1.  Dismissal from the Dental Hygiene Program
                               AND
2.  A monetary fine of $25,000 per HIPAA Violation

INDIVIDUAL ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION (PHI)

Faculty and students may access PHI for the purpose of:

1.  Providing patient treatment in the Gaines Dental Hygiene Clinic (clinical and/or radiology areas).

2.  Fulfilling class assignments for didactic and/or clinical dental hygiene courses.  Only de-identified
     copies
of PHI will be utilized by students for assignments in didactic and/or clinical courses outside
     of direct patient care.

PHI will NOT be electronically transferred via cell phones, Facebook ®, etc.

Professional Development
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.  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.


 


Grading Standards

Grading: 

   Exam # 1                             =  20%                                   92 - 100 = A
   Exam # 2                             =  20%                                   83 -   91 = B
   Exam # 3                             =  20%                                   75 -   82 = C 
   Exam # 4 (Senior Exam)  =  20%                                      65 -   74  =D

   Case Report                       = 20%                  

              Final Grade           = 100%

(D = Constitutes  Failure of course in Dent. Hyg.)
 


Final Exam12/11/2013  8:00-11:00

Submission Format Policy

  3rd Semester Case History Presentation:

This project will constitute 20% of the final course grade for DH Ed 4013. Students will work in teams of two on this assignment. Each team will plan, develop, and then formally present their "case" to the class. The Case Report Guidelines will be presented in the DNHY course 4023 Dental Hygiene 3, and will be included in that syllabus. A component of the Case Presentation will include a Review of Literature utilizing the American Medical Association (AMA) style. The Review of Literature should address content from 1 of the following 3 areas: a medical condition associated with the patient, a psychological issue involving the patient’s education and/or motivation, or their periodontal disease status. The Review of Literature should be 5-8 pages in written length, and will be discussed briefly at the beginning of the Case Presentation. There will be no class time allotted for writing a Review of Literature. The grade for DH Ed will be comprised from the Review of Literature grade combined with the grade for the presentation portion of the Case History Project.

All work on this project MUST conform to the MSU Dental Hygiene Department PRIVACY PRACTICE PROTOCOL (See complete policy Dental Hygiene Dept. Handbook Section 1.4).

 

Protocol to insure confidentiality regarding a patient’s medical condition , oral health, and records in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 1996.

 Any breaches in patient confidentiality or privacy may result in disciplinary actions including:

1. Dismissal from the Dental Hygiene Program

AND

2. A monetary fine of $25,000 per HIPAA Violation

INDIVIDUAL ACCESS TO PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION (PHI)

Faculty and students may access PHI for the purpose of:

1. Providing patient treatment in the Gaines Dental Hygiene Clinic (clinical and/or radiology areas).

2. Fulfilling class assignments for didactic and/or clinical dental hygiene courses. Only de-identified

copies of PHI will be utilized by students for assignments in didactic and/or clinical courses outside

of direct patient care.

PHI will NOT be electronically transferred via cell phones, Facebook ®, etc.

                                                                                          



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

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 Senior 3rd Semester Final Exam.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

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 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.    In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual decisions may be made. 

Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of 1 absence.
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.
 


Other Policies

Recording Of Class Lectures:
Taping of class lectures will be permitted, but ONLY with PRIOR  APPROVAL of instructor.

Phone Use
Cell phone use (texting or verbal) 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 it 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 American 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.

Ethics And Personal Values
The following is excerpted from Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist,  9th 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."

MSU COHSHS Student Conduct Appeals Committee

All Midwestern State University (MSU) students may legitimately appeal a course grade if: 1) the student has not been evaluated according to the same criteria as his or her classmates, or 2) an error has been made in grading and/or posting (MSU Student Handbook, p. 37).  In addition, the Office of the Dean of Students has the responsibility to enforce standards of conduct for students as outlined in the MSU Student Handbook (p. 70-80).

When enrolled in the college of Health Sciences and Human Services (COHSHS), students are often assigned to community agencies, such as health care facilities, social service agencies, or athletic environments, as part of their academic process.  During these experiences, the student is expected to behave in a manner required of professionals working in this environment.  COHSHS students may also be required to successfully complete a licensing/certification process following graduation.  As a result, students in these programs are often held to a different academic and/or behavioral standard than students in other MSU programs.  For example, students may no be allowed to progress in a program if they have been unsuccessful (D or F) in a certain number of courses in the major.  In these circumstances, COHSHS faculty and administration, all of whom have had similar professional experience, may make decisions which negatively impact students" programmatic progress.

COHSHS students have a right to a review of decisions made by the program faculty, which prevent individuals from progressing in their program in a timely manner.  However, those who participate in the review must understand the context of the professions involved.  Therefore, issues concerning the professional conduct of students in the COHSHS will NOT be brought to the University Grade Committee, but to the COHSHS Student Conduct Appeals Committee.  Specifically, the COHSHS Student Conduct Appeals Committee will review faculty decisions related to:
 • Student conduct in a clinical experience, internship, or other work-related environment that
          negatively impact the student's academic progress.  This conduct may include behavior which is
          prohibited by licensing and/or professional standards or departmental policy.
 • Student removal from a program because of a) professional conduct issues, or b) failure to
          maintain academic standards required specifically by the program*
           
SEE COHSHS WEB SITE FOR A COMPLETE COPY OF THIS POLICY


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