District Syllabus
Dental Hygiene II

Credit Hours: 1
Contact Hours: 1
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: DEH1800 Dental Hygiene I
Corequisites: DEH1802L Dental Hygiene Clinic II
Catalog Description:
Didactic instruction will be presented focusing on further knowledge 
in the application of dental hygiene procedures. This includes 
information on treatment planning, periodontal charting, ultrasonic 
scaling, air polishing and comprehensive dental hygiene 
Required Materials: Books:
  • Esther M Wilkins BS, RDH, DMD Charlotte Wyche RDH,MS. Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, 10th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. ISBN: 9780781763226
  • Michele Leonardi Darby, BSDH, MS and Margaret Walsh, RDH, MS, MA, EdD. Dental Theory & Practice, 3rd ed., Elsevier, 2010. ISBN: 9780781764520
  • Michele Leonardi Darby, BSDH, MS and Margaret Walsh, RDH, MS, MA, EdD. Dental Theory & Practice, 3rd ed., Elsevier, 2010. ISBN: 9781416053576
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements:
Program Learning Outcomes:
Through lecture presentation, assigned readings, handouts, 
demonstrations, laboratory and clinical practice, the student will 
be able to:

1.   Describe the assesment of a patient's periodontal status.

2.   List the components and symbolic representations for charting 
     periodontal conditions.

3.   Discuss in writing, the classification, characteristics, 
     etiology, detection, diagnosis, and treatment planning for 
     patients with gingival/periodontal diseases.

4.   Describe advanced techniques in instrumentation utilizing 
     alternative instruments, fulcrums, working strokes.

5.   Describe the techniques for scaling and root planning 

6.   Discuss proper techniques for the use of ultrasonic scaling 
     devices and air polishers.

7.   Discuss the indications, contraindications and application
     techniques for chemotherapeutic agents.

8.   Describe the indications, techniques, and interpretation of 
     results of diagnostic tests.

9.   Discuss in detail the placement of topical anesthethics, the 
     proper use and handling of the anesthetic syringe and proper 
     documentation when anesthetics are administered.

10.  Demonstrate patient scheduling, charting and intra-oral 
     photography using Eaglesoft dental software. 


1.   The class is held 8:00am - 9:15am on scheduled Mondays and 
     Wednesdays for 6 weeks.

2.   Punctual attendance is required for all lecture sessions. Three 
     (3) tardies will equal one (1) absence.

3.   The attendance policy is addressed in the college catalog. 
     There are no excused absences from classes. Instructor 
     withdrawal fromthe course will result if there (3) classes are 

4.   In preparation for life-long learning, the sophomore student 
     must be an active participant in the learning process.

5.   The student must assume responsibility for completing reading 
     assignments workbook assignments, lecture objectives, topic 
     questions and any additional reserach PRIOR to each class.

6.   The continued development of critical thinking skills comprise 
     a significant portion of class. This will be accomplished 
     utilizing an inquiry method of learning which includes:

       a.  formulating thought provoking questions or patient 
       b.  discussing clinic patient experiences
       c.  knowing how and where to find reputable answers
       d.  making decisions utilizing an evidence-based approach
       e.  working with partners or in groups to find answers
       f.  sharing new-found information 

Course Learning Outcomes:
After completion of reading assignments, study, supplementary
instructional materials and lectures, the student will discuss the 
indications and/or contraindications, and describe
proper technique for the following procedures:

1.   rubber dam application/removal

2.   debonding enamel surfaces following orthodontic
     bracket removal.

3.   fabrication of alginate impressions
     periodontal dressing placement/removal

4.   matrix band, retainer, and wooden wedge

5.   insertion of base materials and liners into cavity preps

6.   polishing of amalgams

7.   pit and fissure sealant placement

8.   suture removal and dry socket treatment

9.   Discuss proper techniques for the use of ultrasonic scaling
     devices and air polishers.

10.  Discuss four-handed techniques in instrument transfer.

11.  Describe various restorative, surgical and specialty

12.  Describe the assessment of a patient's periodontal status.
13.  Describe advanced techniques in instrumentation utilizing
     alternative grasps and fulcrums.

14.  Describe the technique for scaling and root planing
15.  Discuss the pocket formation process and list the different
     types of pockets.

16.  Discuss in writing, the characteristics, etiology, detection,
     diagnosis, and treatment planning for patients with
     gingival/periodontal diseases.

Methods of Evaluation:

1.   Quizzes, when given, which are missed cannot be made-up.
2.   Examinations will require a Scantron Sheet and a #2 lead pencil.
3.   Missed examinations must be made up within one week will be in 
     a different format.
4.   Exams cannot be scheduled early and there are no exceptions.

METHOD OF EVALUATION: There will be two (2) scheduled examinations. 
The point values for each exam will be announced. A final percentage 
will be derived by dividing "total points earned" by the total points 
possible". The final percentage will be converted to a letter grade 
as follows:

            95 - 100 = A        75 - 79 = C
            90 -  94 = B+       70 - 74 = D+
            85 -  89 = B        65 - 69 = D
            80 -  84 = C+       64 -    = F

A grade of 75% or higher is required for program continuation.

SPECIAL ATTENTION: Students requiring classroom accommodations or 
modification because of a documented disability should discuss this 
need with the instructor at the beginning of the semester.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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