Dental Hygiene

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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2: Patient with Asthma

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Case 2Patient with Asthma CASE STORY A 27‐year‐old female presents for an in‐office dental whitening appointment. Her last recare appointment was three months ago and, at that time, her oral…

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1: Plaque‐Induced Gingivitis

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Case 1Plaque‐Induced Gingivitis CASE STORY A 20‐year‐old Caucasian male presents for treatment. His chief complaint is “My gums bleed when I brush and it hurts to floss.” He has not…

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1: Infection Control

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Case 1Infection Control CASE STORY A 61‐year‐old female, presented with a chief complaint of: “I am here for my regular check‐up. I am very concerned with how you clean your…

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3: Drug‐Induced Gingivitis

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Case 3Drug‐Induced Gingivitis CASE STORY There are multiple cases in which drug‐induced gingivitis may occur. According to the American Academy of Periodontology there are an increasing number of medications that…

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6: Periodontal Exam

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Case 6Periodontal Exam Introduction The periodontium comprises the gingiva, periodontal ligament, alveolar bone, and the cementum. It provides support to the teeth, keeping them anchored in the maxilla and mandible….

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