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Preventive Oral Hygiene (POH) begins with nutrition and home maintenance of your oral cavity. A role of the dental assistant is to instruct patients on POH to reinforce proper home maintenance of their oral cavity.  This will support the patient's dental health and investment.
 
Preventive Oral Hygiene (POH) begins with nutrition and home maintenance of your oral cavity. A role of the dental assistant is to instruct patients on POH to reinforce proper home maintenance of their oral cavity.  This will support the patient's dental health and investment.
  
In this lesson you will:
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In this lesson you will: [[File:Dental phobia.jpg|300 px|right]]
  
 
*be introduced to fundamental dental terminology as it relates to patient POH instructions
 
*be introduced to fundamental dental terminology as it relates to patient POH instructions
  
*relate dental experiences to common dental phobias
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*relate dental experiences to common dental phobias        
  
 
Upon completion of lesson one you will:
 
Upon completion of lesson one you will:
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                                                <u>'''VIEWING & READING ASSIGNMENTS'''</u>  
 
                                                                                                                                          
 
                                                                                                                                          
 
View the 12 minute video:
 
View the 12 minute video:
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View the following links to define the following terms:
 
View the following links to define the following terms:
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*plaque
 
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Post in the above discussion tab, your self reflection from your childhood experiences on POH such as what you were taught, demonstrated, dental office experiences.
 
Post in the above discussion tab, your self reflection from your childhood experiences on POH such as what you were taught, demonstrated, dental office experiences.
  
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1) View 12 minute video "Oral Hygiene: The Systemic Link to Overall Whole Body Health"
 
1) View 12 minute video "Oral Hygiene: The Systemic Link to Overall Whole Body Health"
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4) Prepare a one page essay about how you effectively maintain your own oral hygiene and email it to me prior to Lesson Two for grading. Do not share your work with peers. This is not a group assignment.
 
4) Prepare a one page essay about how you effectively maintain your own oral hygiene and email it to me prior to Lesson Two for grading. Do not share your work with peers. This is not a group assignment.
  
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5) Complete Lesson One Quiz (see "Formative Assessment" instructions)
  
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Learning how to maintain oral health begins in childhood. Children's Dental Health Month is celebrated annually. The dental office will participate in educating children in the month of February at scheduled community events or schools. It is the responsibility of the dental health team to provide dental health guidance.
 
Learning how to maintain oral health begins in childhood. Children's Dental Health Month is celebrated annually. The dental office will participate in educating children in the month of February at scheduled community events or schools. It is the responsibility of the dental health team to provide dental health guidance.
A key role for the dental assistant is to maintain their own oral health so he/she can share their knowledge with others. The dental patient will look up to the dental team for guidance on POH.  The dental assistant along with the team, will provide POH to their patients for maintaining their dental investment and health.  Part of your learning will depend on your ability to maintain personal healthy habits.  Your goal is to be a positive role model for others and then feel confident to instruct your patients on proper POH techniques.   
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A key role for the dental assistant is to maintain their own oral health so he/she can share their knowledge with others. The dental patient will look up to the dental team for guidance on POH.  The dental assistant along with the team, will provide POH to their patients for maintaining their dental investment and health.  Part of your learning will depend on your ability to maintain personal healthy habits.  Your goal is to be a positive role model for others and then feel confident to instruct your patients on proper POH techniques.  [[File:Dental health month.jpg|right|200]]
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In lessons two & three, you will learn the techniques and supplies necessary for maintaining and instructing your patients on POH.
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In lessons two & three, you will learn the techniques and supplies necessary for maintaining and instructing your patients on POH.
 
  
                                                  <u>'''Formative Assessment'''</u>  
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                                                    <u>'''Formative Assessment'''</u>  
 
A multiple choice quiz on basic dental terminology will be sent to you by email before the end of Lesson One.  You will have 24 hours to answer the questions and submit your quiz. Please submit the completed quiz as a reply to my email before Lesson Two for grading. Do not share your work with peers. This is not a group assignment.
 
A multiple choice quiz on basic dental terminology will be sent to you by email before the end of Lesson One.  You will have 24 hours to answer the questions and submit your quiz. Please submit the completed quiz as a reply to my email before Lesson Two for grading. Do not share your work with peers. This is not a group assignment.
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[[Sample Formative Assessment]]
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In a dental office, "Teamwork" is a familiar term. It defines the support staff members give to each other to provide a safe and productive work environment in which the mission is to provide high quality dental care. Our class is a learning community with the same "Teamwork" concept. This is the place where you can "Shout Out For Help" from your Teacher and Class Peers. Feel free to post your request for help and reply to others in this: [["Shout Out For Help"]] Discussion Area.
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Latest revision as of 20:36, 11 December 2015

How Do You Maintain A Healthy Smile?

Healthy Mouth.jpg



                                                         OVERVIEW 

Preventive Oral Hygiene (POH) begins with nutrition and home maintenance of your oral cavity. A role of the dental assistant is to instruct patients on POH to reinforce proper home maintenance of their oral cavity. This will support the patient's dental health and investment.

In this lesson you will:

Dental phobia.jpg
  • be introduced to fundamental dental terminology as it relates to patient POH instructions
  • relate dental experiences to common dental phobias

Upon completion of lesson one you will:

  • be able to discuss the importance of POH
  • assess common dental phobias


                                                VIEWING & READING ASSIGNMENTS 
                                                                                                                                        

View the 12 minute video:

Oral Hygiene: The Systemic Link to Overall Whole Body Health https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0iEzUBL6OI


View the following links to define the following terms:

Teamwork dental crew.jpg




  • plaque

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/plaque-and-tartar/article/plaque-what-is-it-and-how-do-we-get-rid-of-it

  • tartar or calculus

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/plaque-and-tartar/article/what-is-tartar

  • gum disease or periodontal disease

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/gum-disease/article/sw-281474979297996


                                                           DISCUSS

Post in the above discussion tab, your self reflection from your childhood experiences on POH such as what you were taught, demonstrated, dental office experiences.

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1) View 12 minute video "Oral Hygiene: The Systemic Link to Overall Whole Body Health"

2) Read the links provided for understanding the basic dental terminology on POH

3) Share your childhood dental experiences in the class discussion lesson one posting area

4) Prepare a one page essay about how you effectively maintain your own oral hygiene and email it to me prior to Lesson Two for grading. Do not share your work with peers. This is not a group assignment.

5) Complete Lesson One Quiz (see "Formative Assessment" instructions)


                                                          CONTENT

Learning how to maintain oral health begins in childhood. Children's Dental Health Month is celebrated annually. The dental office will participate in educating children in the month of February at scheduled community events or schools. It is the responsibility of the dental health team to provide dental health guidance.

A key role for the dental assistant is to maintain their own oral health so he/she can share their knowledge with others. The dental patient will look up to the dental team for guidance on POH. The dental assistant along with the team, will provide POH to their patients for maintaining their dental investment and health. Part of your learning will depend on your ability to maintain personal healthy habits. Your goal is to be a positive role model for others and then feel confident to instruct your patients on proper POH techniques.

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In lessons two & three, you will learn the techniques and supplies necessary for maintaining and instructing your patients on POH.





                                                    Formative Assessment 

A multiple choice quiz on basic dental terminology will be sent to you by email before the end of Lesson One. You will have 24 hours to answer the questions and submit your quiz. Please submit the completed quiz as a reply to my email before Lesson Two for grading. Do not share your work with peers. This is not a group assignment. Sample Formative Assessment

                                                   Shout Out For Help Area
Shout out for help.jpg

In a dental office, "Teamwork" is a familiar term. It defines the support staff members give to each other to provide a safe and productive work environment in which the mission is to provide high quality dental care. Our class is a learning community with the same "Teamwork" concept. This is the place where you can "Shout Out For Help" from your Teacher and Class Peers. Feel free to post your request for help and reply to others in this: "Shout Out For Help" Discussion Area.


Return to: Dental Assisting Module-How To Instruct Your Patient On Preventive Oral Hygiene