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Module V Proffesionalism and Introduction to Dental Hygiene
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The science and practice of preventive oral healthcare, including the management behaviors to prevent oral disease and promote health
Licensed preventive oral health care professional who have graduated from an accredited dental hygiene programs in institutions of higher education, who provides educational, clinical and therapeutic services supporting total health through the promotion of optimal oral health
• An attitude that is apparent in everything said and done by a person at and away from the office.
• Distinguishes people who "have a job" from those who "pursue a career."
How does professionalism affect the practice of dental hygiene?
•By behaving as a professional, you earn respect and acknowledgement as a dental health care professional.
What are the six categories that compromise the dental hygiene process of care?
the systemic collection of data to identify oral and general health status based on client problems, needs, and strengths
the use of critical decision-making skills to reach conclusions about the clients dental hygiene needs based on all available assessment data and evidence in the literature.
The establishment of realistic goals and outcomes based on client needs, expectations, values, and current scientific evidence to plan dental hygiene interventions to facilitate optimal oral health
delivery of dental hygiene services based on the dental hygiene care plan while minimizing risk and optimizing health
review and assessment of the outcomes of dental hygiene care
complete and accurate recording of all collected data, interventions planned and provided, recommendations and other information relevant to client care and treatment
suggest a sick, dependent person who is in need of therapy, limited in reference to an individual
connotes wellness as well as illness and suggests a person who is an active participant in oral healthcare, who is responsible for personal choices and the consequences of those choices. Broader term that refers to and individual, family, group community or nation.
a widely accepted worldwide of a disciplined that shapes the direction and methods of its practitioner, educators, administrators, and researchers. it specifies the unique perspective of each discipline and is the first level of distinction b/w disciplines.
What does a paradigm consist of?(2)
1.Major concepts selected for study by the discipline
2.Statements about major concepts that define them in a global manner
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