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Course Description

NameStomatology for Dental Hygienist
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
• apply the perioperative care process thinking to structuring oral surgery work
• follow the principles of asepsis when preparing the oral surgery care environment and when assisting in oral surgery
• identify the most common oral surgery procedures, instruments , equipment and other materials
• remove stitches and place surgical paste
• describe sampling and required instruments
• explain the pain management methods in oral health care
• give surface, gum pocket and infiltration analgesias
• describe local and general analgesia-related complications
• assume responsibility for safe medication in his or her area of responsibility
• prescribe medication needed in dental hygienist’s work
ContentPerioperative care process in oral surgery. Care needs assessment of an oral surgery patient, advice on follow-up treatment. Oral surgical instruments, equipment and materials. Surgical procedures and sampling. Surgical hand disinfection and dressing in sterile clothing. Types of sutures and removal of stitches. Nitrous oxide sedation. Premedication. General anaesthesia. Nerve block anaesthesia, infiltration, surface and gum pocket analgesias. Analgesic equipment and techniques. Local and general analgesia-related complications. Safe pharmacological services in the dental clinic. Interpretation of prescriptions. Writing a pro auctore prescription and prescription records.
RequirementsActive participation in online studies and in contact lessons and simulations, completion of assignments, exams.
Alternative completion: Skills demonstration or work-based learning
Grading Scale0 - 5
Course materialBAART J A & BRAND H S. Local Anaesthetic in Dentistry. 2011. Wiley-Blackwell.
DARBY M.L, WALSH M. 2010. Dental hygiene: Theory and practice, 3 rd ed. (ss 195-204, 732-764) Saunders: Elsevier.
LOGOTHETIS D D. Local Anaesthesia for the Dental Hygienist. 2012. Elsevier Mosby.
PrerequisitesAnatomy and Physiology 5 cr, Cariological Oral Health Care 5 cr, Parodontological Oral Health Care 10 cr and Internship: Cariological Oral Health Care 5 cr
Other Considerations
ContactRuokokoski Tarja


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