DENTAL HYGIENE SCIENCES 1

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Dental Hygiene
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2018/2019
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2018/2019
Credits: 
9
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
96
Requirements: 

It is envisaged that the admitted students have adequate knowledge of Italian language and a high school level preparation in physics, chemistry and biology. There is no provision for prerequisites.

Final Examination: 
Orale

For each discipline, the student must obtain a minimum score of 18/30
The student will have to take an oral test that will focus on all the disciplines.
The questions of the oral examination will be related to the program of the teachings of C.I. to define the
knowledge and understanding (25%), the ability to apply knowledge and understanding
(25%), independent judgment (15%), communication skills (15%) and learning ability
(20%) in relation to the theoretical and practical bases to provide the student with cognitive tools
necessary to understand the means and methods of intervention of the different clinical pictures of the patients
adults or children; relational skills adapted to the areas of intervention and in the field
of the working environment; improvement in the state of health of the oral cavity.
Unique final vote for the C.I.

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

SEMEIOTIC TECHNIQUES AND MONITORING OF THE MOUTH
The course will cover topics concerning the detection of objectivity of intra and extra-oral hearing:
Personal, medicale and dental history.
Examination extra and intra-oral mode of execution.
Diagnostic indexes: simple and cumulative selection criteria of an index, DMFT, RCI, SCI, periodontal indices, indices that assess the degree of oral hygiene indices need for treatment.
Radiographic documentation: required for radiological assessment of periodontal and dental status.
Photographs: indications and methods of collection of photographic documentation.
Study Models: indications and methods of collection of study models.
Data recording on dental and medical records
DOMICILIARY ORAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES
Anatomy of oral cavity and parodontal cavity.
Manual and electric toothbrushes
Interdental aids
Toothpastes and mouthwashes
Home oral hygiene instruction and brushing techniques
Health promotion and primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
Motivation and communication techniques
Diet and nutritional analysis
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AND ERGONOMICS
During the course, all the legal references of the professional dental hygienist are treated, as well as ethical and deontological.
In order to make independent student, once graduated, we analyze the best integration between labor, employer and work environment to improve efficiency of work itself.
It analyzes the business models of the profession and develop operational protocols of the organization in relation to the various objectives and according to various reports of work that you may have with public bodies, companies and depriving dell'oral care facilities.
Moreover, those that are examined are the administrative and management models of the study freelance work accordance with applicable law.
PROFESSIONAL ORAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES 1
-Bacterial biofilm in the oral cavity
- Role of bacterial plaque in carious and gum disease
- Motivation oral hygiene and oral hygiene instruction
- Detectors of home and professional plaque
- Brushing techniques
- Mechanical tartar ablation with sonic and ultrasonic devices
- Manual instrumentation
- Polishing and air-flow
- Classification of dyschromias
- Professional fluoroprophylaxis, use and dosages

SEMEIOTIC TECHNIQUES AND MONITORING OF THE MOUTH: Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene 7° ed. Elsevier 2011
Cortesi Ardizzone V, Abbinante A:
Igienista Orale. Teoria e pratica professionale. LSWR Srl, Milano 2013
National guidelines for the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases in the developing age (update 2013)
National guidelines for the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases in adults (update 2015)
DOMICILIARY ORAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES
Slides will be provided by the teacher to the students. The reference texts on which to look into are:
"Igienista Orale" ed. Edra
"Igiene orale domiciliare" ed. Masson
"La pratica clinica dell'igienista dentale" ed. Piccin
“La comunicazione odontoiatra-paziente" ed. Tecniche Nuove
"La dieta del sorriso" ed. Mondadori
www.salute.gov.com Tooth and mouth health / guidelines:
National guidelines for the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases in the developing age (update 2013)
National guidelines for the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases in adults (update 2015)
ERGONOMICS AND ORGANIZATION OF THE PROFESSION: slides
PROFESSIONAL ORAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES 1
-Cortesi Ardizzone V, Abbinante A. Igienista Orale (2013) EDRA, Milano.
-Wilkins EM. La pratica clinica dell’Igienista Dentale (2010) PICCIN, Padova.
-Lang NP, Lindhe J. Parodontologia Clinica e Implantologia Orale. 6th Edition. (2016) EDI-ERMES.
www.salute.gov.com Tooth and mouth health / guidelines:
National guidelines for the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases in the developing age (update 2013)
National guidelines for the promotion of oral health and the prevention of oral diseases in adults (update 2015)

The educational objectives of the course will be achieved through lectures and practical application lessons.
Given the characteristics of the course, in which elements of theory and practical application are interwoven, attendance is strongly recommended.

For individual interviews, make an appointment by email with the specific teacher.