Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-508-106 055301 Dental Hygiene Process 2
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-508-106 DENTAL HYGIENE PROCESS 2...this clinical course builds on and expands the technical/clinical skills student dental hygienists began developing in Dental Hygiene Process I. Under the direct supervision of an instructor, students apply patient care assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills to provide comprehensive care for perio case type 0, I, and II patients. (Prerequisite: 10-508-103, Dental Radiography; 10-508-105, DH-Dental Hygiene Process 1)
Total Credits4
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Apply fluoride agents
  2. Employ psychological pain control strategies
  3. Apply desensitizing agents
  4. Develop a dental hygiene care plan
  5. Perform primary assessment on a patient
  6. Differentiate dental accretions according to extent and location
  7. Perform whole mouth assessment on a patient
  8. Perform comprehensive periodontal examinations
  9. Determine appropriate patient classification
  10. Counsel patients to reduce health risks
  11. Implement adjunctive home care aids into the dental hygiene care plan
  12. Remove supragingival stain and dental biofilm
  13. Remove calcified accretions
  14. Remove deposits with power scalers
  15. Apply dental sealants
  16. Expose dental images
  17. Provide comprehensive care for calculus case type 1 and 2
  18. Provide comprehensive care for patients with a variety of periodontal stages
  19. Determine tobacco use risks