DH200L modules

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  1. What are four RDA general duties
    • 1- mouth mirror inspection
    • 2-charting of obvious lesions
    • 3-charting missing teeth
    • 4-placement and removal of temp sedative dressing
  2. what are four direct duties of RDA
    • 1-removing sutures
    • 2-checking ligature ties
    • 3-test pulp vitality
    • 4-applying topical flouride
  3. what are four general duties of RDH
    • 1-root planing
    • 2-polishing and contour restoration
    • 3-oral exfoliative cytology
    • 4-apply pit and fissure sealants
  4. what are four direct supervisions for RDH
    • 1-periodontal soft tissue curettage
    • 2-administration of local anesthetic/oral cavity
    • 3-administration of nitrous oxide and Owhen used as an analgesic
    • 4-apply antimicrobials and antibiotics subgingivally
  5. What are the function of DDS-doctor of dental surgery
    • 1-diagnosis and treatment planning
    • 2-surgical or cutting procedures on hard or soft tissue
    • 3-prescription of medicines
    • 4-placement, condensation, carving or removal of permanent  restorations
    • 4-irrigation and medication of canals, try in cones
    • 5-administration of injectable and/or general anesthesia (I.V. sedation)
  6. what is the professional role of DH
    • 1-clinician
    • 2-researcher
    • 3-educator
    • 4-advocate
    • 5-manager
    • 6-health care provider
  7. what are the educational requirements to become a DH?
    1-two years of undergraduate  liberal arts and DH prerequisites

    2-complete 2 year of DH education

    3-eligible for licensure

    4-associate degree awarded
  8. what does the Dental Board of California do?
    Issue, deny, suspend or revoke license to DDS, RDA and RDA with extended functions
  9. what does the Dental Hygiene Committee of California do?
    issue, renew and revoke licenses, develop and administer examinations. Adopt regulation, determine fees and continuing education requirements for all hygiene catergories
  10. what is the difference between law and ethics?
    laws are used to settle issues via courts, laws are very specific, laws set a minimum standard.

    ethics are subject to individual interpretation as right or wrong, they rely on the conscience of the professional.
  11. what is an antibody?
    a protein created by the body to destroy an antigen
  12. what is an antigen?
    any substance that is capable of inducing an immune response
  13. what is a blood borne pathogen?
    microorganisms present in human blood, capable of causing a disease in humans such as HIV and HBV
  14. what is CDC?
    Center for disease control and prevention. a federal agency that studies and tracks worldwide diseases
  15. define disinfectant
    a germicide which is inactivates  virtually all pathogens but not their form
  16. define EPA
    Environmental protection agency. a federal agency that regulates the use and disposal of waste that affect the environment
  17. define hepatitis
    An inflammation of the liver.

    Hepatitis A and E are spread by contamination of food and water

    Hepatitis B,C, and D are blood borne
  18. define HIV
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus which causes AIDS. HIV is not high risk virus because advent of Universal Precautions
  19. Define OSHA
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A federal agency whose standard must be met by specific private sector employers
  20. Define Parenteral
    The piercing of mucous membrane or skin via needlesticks, bites, cuts or abrasion
  21. Define Sterilization
    the process of destroying all microbial life, including endospores
  22. Define Standard Precautions
    the approach to infection control that treats blood and bodily fluids as if they were were contaminated by HIV or HBV
  23. Define Tuberculosis
    an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis, it affects the lungs but are often found in other organs
  24. Define Ultrasonic Cleaner
    a machine used to pre-clean instruments prior to sterilization
  25. define vaccine
    a suspension of whole or fraction of bacteria/viruses rendered non pathogenic to induce immunity
  26. Define Virus
    a pathogen characterized by a lack of independent metabolism and by the ability to replicate only within the living cells of host
  27. define infectious agent
    an organism or pathogens that can cause disease
  28. define carrier
    a person who has the infectious agent
  29. what are the 7 modes of disease transmission?
    • 1-Direct contact
    • 2-Indirect contact
    • 3-Inhalation
    • 4-Autogenous
    • 5-water borne
    • 6-Exit portals, exits of infection from carrier
    • 7-Entry Portals, infection entries to body
  30. true or false?
    all methods of sterilization must be checked with chemical, biological indicators once a week and sent into lab to determine if machines are working correctly
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DH200L modules
2013-06-06 20:20:02

Module Two
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