4: Nutritional Counseling

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Case 4Nutritional Counseling CASE STORY An 82‐year‐old Caucasian female, recently widowed, presented with a chief complaint of: “My tongue doesn’t feel right. It sometimes burns when I eat certain foods…

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4: Substance‐Related Disorder

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Case 4Substance‐Related Disorder CASE STORY A 32‐year‐old male presents with a white lesion in the mandibular vestibule area of the left molar region. Patient states that he has chewed smokeless…

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2: Fluoride – Systemic and Topical

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Case 2Fluoride – Systemic and Topical CASE STORY A 20‐year‐old female presents for dental examination after a three year hiatus from dental care. The patient has been away at college…

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2: Non‐Plaque‐Induced Gingivitis

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Case 2Non‐Plaque‐Induced Gingivitis CASE STORY A 25‐year‐old Caucasian female presents for treatment. Her chief complaint is “My gums bleed all the time.” She goes to the dentist every six months….

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1: Ethical Principles – Informed Consent

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Case 1Ethical Principles – Informed Consent CASE STORY A 49‐year‐old female presents with her 18‐year‐old daughter for comprehensive dental hygiene care. The mother has Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The daughter…

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2: Implant Procedures and Maintenance

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Case 2Implant Procedures and Maintenance CASE STORY A 63‐year‐old African American female presented with the chief complaint of “I am due for a cleaning.” PROBLEM‐BASED LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES To…

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2: Regulatory Compliance

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Case 2Regulatory Compliance CASE STORY The 53‐year‐old female patient lives on the same street as the dental hygienist. The dental hygienist has a casual yet cordial relationship with the patient….

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3: Patient and Professional Communication

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Case 3Patient and Professional Communication CASE STORY A dental hygienist had finally after many oral cancer screenings on all her patients discovered a suspicious lesion. Even the dentist employer agreed…

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2: Reassessment and Maintenance

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Case 2Reassessment and Maintenance CASE STORY A 61‐year‐old female with a history of surgical and nonsurgical treatment of periodontal disease presents for evaluation. PROBLEM‐BASED LEARNING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Describe evaluation…

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4: Chronic Periodontitis

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Case 4Chronic Periodontitis CASE STORY A 48‐year‐old Caucasian male presents for treatment. His chief complaint is “My teeth are rotted out at the bottom.” He has experienced bleeding and sore…

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2: Head and Neck Examination

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Case 2Head and Neck Examination CASE STORY A 29‐year‐old female, recently employed as an elementary special education teacher, presented with a chief complaint of, “I am concerned about white spots…

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2: Psychiatric Disability

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Case 2Psychiatric Disability CASE STORY A 19‐year‐old female college student presents to the clinic with the chief concern of “my upper front teeth seem thin and are really sensitive to…

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4: Dentinal Hypersensitivity

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Case 4Dentinal Hypersensitivity CASE STORY A 42‐year‐old female patient presents to the office with the chief concern of “I’ve forgotten to wear my nightguard for the last two weeks, I…

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5: Gingival Examination

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Case 5Gingival Examination Introduction The gingival exam is an aspect of the head and neck regional examination, which is a critical component of oral health care. This section will describe…

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3: Individualized Patient Care

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Case 3Individualized Patient Care CASE STORY A 31‐year‐old Caucasian female presents for a routine checkup and prophylaxis. “I have been referred to your office by my oncologist to have a…

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3: Patient with Hypertension

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Case 3Patient with Hypertension CASE STORY A 67‐year‐old male came with a chief concern of: “my gums started bleeding and I’m concern about bad breath.” He reports his last dental…

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1: Pain and Anxiety Control: Analgesics

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Case 1Pain and Anxiety Control: Analgesics CASE STORY A 59‐year‐old Asian male presented with a complaint of occasional pain and food impaction around his maxillary right fixed bridge. PROBLEM‐BASED LEARNING…

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1: Examination and Documentation

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Case 1Examination and Documentation CASE STORY A 55‐year‐old Caucasian female presented with a chief complaint of: “My mouth is always dry, and I have difficulty swallowing.” She said, “I was…

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