Understand the epidemiological methods and procedures used in dental hygiene practice.
Demonstrate the six roles of the dental hygienists in order to determine how they relate to community oral health practice.
Discuss different health promotion theories and their applications to promotion of oral health.
Discuss the social responsibility and professional ethics.
Describe the professional obligation that exists between the dental hygienist and the patient.
Understand the legal parameters of the employer – employee relationship.
Design the significant concepts of risk management and its place in the practice of dental hygiene.
Identify the main principles of periodontal instrumentation.
Discuss the principles of non-surgical periodontal instrumentation.
Define the supplemental care procedures in the non-surgical periodontal therapy.
Discuss the treatments for different patients with special needs.
Identify the methods of disinfecting and sterilization of dental units and instruments.
Apply the standards of infection control: disinfection, sterilization and personal protective equipment.
Apply four handed dentistry
principles: (instrument handling and transfer, maintaining the operating
field during the procedure and maintaining operating position.
Identifying the required instruments and materials for each dental procedures.
Explain the proper post operative instructions with the client.
Mix properly the dental materials: (Alginate, ZOE, Cements…etc.).
Demonstrate suture removal.
Identify the dental dressing.
Identify radiation risk factors and advocate the need for requirements for controlled X-ray production.
Demonstrate competency in
placing, exposing, processing, mounting, interpretate and critique for
acceptability for both intra and extra oral radiographs.
Determine when needed to apply
appropriate supplemental radiographic techniques, such as: vertical
oblique, disto oblique projections, localization methods, bisecting the
Interpret both intra oral and
extra oral dental radiographs for identification of the following:
dental materials, caries, periodontal diseases, and pulpal and
Demonstrate proficiency in digital radiography.
Have an ethical obligation toward the goal of healthy people especially in the area of oral health.
the modern principles of managing dental clinic including: inventory
system, appointment system, communication skills, filling system, etc.