dental hygiene care plan

den·tal hy·giene care plan

(den'tăl hī'jēn kār plan)
Services within the framework of the total dental treatment plan to be carried out by a dental hygienist.
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The dental hygiene diagnosis provides the basis for the dental hygiene care plan. Multiple dental hygiene diagnoses may be made for each patient or client.
Implementation is the execution of the dental hygiene care plan. On the surface, it seems basic and simple.
The purpose of this paper is to provide an update on the Human Needs Conceptual Model of Dental Hygiene and its application to dental hygiene practice.[1-4] Specific areas to be addressed include a brief overview of the model and--most importantly--its use as a framework for comprehensive assessment of client needs and for making dental hygiene diagnoses, establishing a dental hygiene care plan with client goals, and evaluating outcomes of care.
Recently, theorists have developed an assessment instrument to assist clinicians in summarizing and organizing the data gathered, which can then be used to formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis and comprehensive dental hygiene care plan (Table I).
Chapter five aids the hygienist in the actual development of the dental hygiene care plan. This plan forms the road map to high-quality care and treatment for the client.
The dental hygiene diagnosis provides the basis for the dental hygiene care plan (ADHA Policy Manual, 1-14 SCDHP, 18-96).
The measurement of the extent to which the client has achieved the goals specified in the dental hygiene care plan. The dental hygienist uses evidence-based decisions to continue, discontinue, or modify the care plan based on the on going reassessments and subsequent diagnoses.
"the dental hygiene care plan cannot exist without the analysis and synthesis of the assessment findings."
While some state laws will allow for a broader interpretation of what is permissible under the scope of practice, it is reasonable and ethical for hygienists to make assessments, analyze those assessments and synthesize those analytics into a treatment recommendation for the dental hygiene care plan. The plan's recommendations should be documented and the outcomes of those recommendations evaluated.
Appropriately addressing the treatment needs of each patient is dependent upon a dental hygienist's ability to identify various oral and systemic conditions prior to establishing an individualized dental hygiene care plan. Treatment is based on complete and thorough assessment of all data collected, including risk assessments.
The dental hygiene care plan in most countries incorporates dental hygiene services and options.
(6) If disclosed on the medical history, these findings will assist the hygienist in opening up nonthreatening dialog early in the appointment, thereby facilitating trust and true responses that will help the dental hygienists appropriately direct an individualized dental hygiene care plan. Certainly, the dental hygienist is not in the role to diagnose PTSD, but rather is in a pivotal position as a knowledgeable practitioner to assess the client's need for a referral to an appropriate health care provider.