what four things should be reviewed when assessing a patient?
why would you utilize indicies in the assessment?
to rate the extent of the needs and provide a baseline for continuing comparisons.
t/f implementation is part of the OHE
when should a dental biofilm score be recorded and compared?
at every appointment
t/f learning occurs when an individual changes behavior and when beneficial changes are corporated into everyday living
when does learning take place more effectively?
in situations from which the individual derives feelings of satisfaction
what are the 6 steps from learner unawareness to habit formation?
which part of the learning ladder is when many patients have little concept of the new info about dental and perio infections and how they are controlled or prevented?
pt's may have a good knowledge of the scientific facts, but they do not apply the facts to personal action. what part of the ladder is this?
realization of the application of facts/knowledge to the well being of the individual is an initial motivation. what part of the ladder is this?
with awareness and application to self, the response to action is forthcoming when attitude is influenced. which part of the ladder is this?
testing new knowledge and beginning of change in behavior may lead to an increased awareness that a real health goal is possible to attain. what part of the ladder is this?
self satisfaction in the comfort and value of sound teeth and healthy perio tissues make certain practices part of the daily routine. ultimate motivation is finally reached. what part of the ladder is this?
when is the best time to give instructions to a patient?
FIRST! before any clinical treatment
why is it best to teach a patient BEFORE treatment? 5
emphasis on importance of self care
not pressed for time by the end of the appt
pt's gingiva are not sensitive
healing progresses more favorably if not immediately disturbed by oral hygiene techniques