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Clinic Lecture 1-A

Treatment Planning

What is the objective in planning dental hygiene care? ensure the best possible sequence of procedures that will contribute to the restoration of the patient’s oral health in the shortest possible time
What are the four phases that treatment planning is set into? set priorities develop outcomes DH care plan documentation
Primary Prevention employs strategies to forestall the onset of the disease to reverse the progress of the disease, or arrest the disease process before secondary preventative tx is needed
Secondary Prevention employs routine treatment methods to terminate a disease process, and/or to restore the tissues to as near normal as possible
Tertiary Prevention employs measures necessary to replace the lost tissues and to rehabilitate patients to as near normal as possible after failure of secondary prevention
What are theory's that individuals will take preventative health action when believed? They are susceptible to the condition The condition has serious consequences They can take actions/ interventions that will help The benefits [of those actions] outweigh the perceived barriers
What is Preliminary phase? Palliative care Treatment of emergencies Gets patient out of pain or acute condition until more definitive, comprehensive care can be provided
Phase I therapy? Evaluation of response Critical stage Compare new re-assessment findings to those gathered at baseline Allows appropriate planning for future: Retreat? Refer? Recall?
Phase II therapy? Surgical therapy Periodontal surgical therapy Implant placement Endodontics
Phase III therapy? Restorative phase Final restorations are placed Fixed and/or removable prosthetics are placed
Evaluation of response to restorative procedures Evaluates tissue, occlusal response to restorative work Also evaluates patient’s perspective of the work that was done
Phase IV Therapy Maintenance phase Critical for long-term success of any therapy provided Tailored to the patient’s needs Re-assess all aspects of oral health Evaluate patient’s oral self-care Perform any debridement necessary Refer when indicated
“Case Presentation” guidelines You must present the case to the pt You must obtain informed consent What does the ptneed to know to truly be informed? When presenting the information Begin on a positive note Discuss advantages/ disadvantages of both tx and no tx Discuss options
What does the dental hygienist need to know to properly do treatment planning? Biomedical sciences Behavioral sciences Oral disease Classifications Signs, symptoms Treatment protocols Interpersonal skills
What is health? A state of complete physical, mental, and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Created by: daisenmurray