Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key


Play button


Play button




Click to flip

29 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
a licensed professional concerned with the prevention of oral diseases and maintenance of oral health
dental hygienist
preventive services
are to promote and maintain oral health
name three types of clinician services
preventive, educational and therapeutic
name the roles of the dental hygienist
clinician, manager, change agent, consumer advocate, educator, researcher
preventive services are broken down into three categories
primary-so disease does not occur(flouride)
secondary- early treatment to prevent progression(scaling)
tertiary-replace lost tissue and rehabilitate (implant)
sealants can be categorized as either---- or------
primary or secondary
DH care planning
the act of establishing goals and selecting dental hygiene interventions that can move the patient to closer optimal oral health
the act of carrying out the DH care plan designed to mee the assessed need of the client
the act of measuring the extent to which the client has achieved the goals specified in the plan of care
what does dental hygiene care involve
obtain accurate medical/dental histories, blood pressure, wxtra and intra oral exams, expose and mount x-rays, study casts, patient education, scale and polish teeth, apply topical flouide, sealants, implement effective infection control, sterilization
who is the father of dental hygiene
Dr. Alfred Fones, 1906 trained Irene Newman the first liscensed dental hygienist. He named this new profession Dental hygiene in 1913
what happened in 1951
Accreditation for dental hygiene programs began
National Dental Hygienist Asociation, 1932
ensures that the voice of minorities are heard, cultivate and promote the are of DH, expand continuing ed and employment opportunities
name two major publications in the DH field
Journal of Dental Hygiene and Access
dental hygiene diagnosis
(DH Dx)
the act of identifying client strengths and oral health problems that DH interventions can improve
describe the DH process of care
accessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, evaluating
what are the purposes of licensure
to protect the public, to uphold standards to the profession, identify those with sufficinet knowledge and skill to practice DH
when was licensure first endorsed
in 1916 by the ADA
when was West Central Tech established
in Douglasville, 1995
Accreditation: in 1947 what did ADA state
all dental hygiene programs must be two years in length
what is prophylaxis
the prevention of oral disease, usually referred to as a cleaning
who is the father of dental prophylaxis
Dr. David Smith, 1894 established the first recorded dental hygiene practice
what is licensure
the process by which an agency of the government grants permission to an individual to engage in a given occupation upon finding that the applicant has attained the minimal degree competency neccessary to be reasonably well protected
what boards are required to practice
the national , regional or state boards
when was the first dental hygienist licensed
in 1917, Connecticut
name two national professional organizations
ADHA- American Dental Hygiene Association
NDHA- National Dental Hygiene Association
American Dental Hygienist Asociation, 1923
increases the quality of care provided by the hygienist, to increase the # of people who utilize the services, improve the quality of work life, to increase the membership of the ADHA, to reduce obstacles to the public's access
what is assesment
the act of collecting and validating data in order to identify client problems, needs and strengths. Subjective: pts perception of what they think they need
objective: the DH describes what they see based on data and comparisons
Students of the American Dental Hygiene Association, SADHA
a program for the students that provides leadership and networking opportunities