Kerry Lepicek, RDH & Beth Parkes, RDH, BSc
Join this instructive session on process of care, designed to bring registered dental hygienists of Ontario back to their roots. The dental hygiene process of care (DHPC) structural framework for client-specific treatment is ingrained into our minds as dental hygiene students but can get blurry as bad habits and short cuts become a temptation in daily practice.
Participants will have the opportunity to expand their understanding of the DHPC as defined within CDHO Standards of Practice. This lecture will take a look at documentation practices by analysing the assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, implementation and evaluation processes. Dental hygienists will leave with practical skills required to successfully incorporate the process of care into their practice.
- Review the framework of the DHPC as the basic model for creating and achieving optimal client care.
- Identify the relevancy of data collection and correlation of findings to aid in the DHPC steps.
- Begin and outline the significance of the assessment phase, the importance of accurate and measurable data within this phase and the effect this has on the rest of the process of care.
- Recognize the components of a written dental hygiene care plan.
- Learn the importance of evaluation as it pertains to individualized client needs and treatment outcomes.
- Session handout will be provided.