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ADHA

American Dental Hygienists' Association

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ADHP

Advanced Dental Hygiene Practitioner

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CDHA

Canadian Dental Hygienists' Association

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CEU

continuing education unit; 1 unit commonly refers to 1 clock hour of instruction

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Collaborative Practice of Dental Hygiene

the science of the prevention and treatment of oral disease through the provision of educational, assessment, preventive, clinical and other therapeutic services in a collaborative working relationship with a consulting dentist, but without general supervision

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Comptetency

the skills, understanding, and professional values of an individual ready for beginning dental hygiene practice

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Continuing education

postlicensure short-term educational experiences for refresher, updating, and renewal; continuing education units may be required for relicensure

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Cotherapist

term used to describe the relationships between patient, dentist, and dental hygienist when coordinating the efforts to attain and maintain the oral health of the patient

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Dental hygiene care plan

the services within the framework of the total treatment plan to be carried out by the dental hygienist, patient, and caregiver

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Dental hygiene care

the science and practice of the prevention of oral diseases; the integrated preventive and treatment services administered for a patient by a dental hygienist

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Dental hygiene diagnosis

identification of an existing or potential oral health problem that a dental hygienist is qualified and licensed to treat

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Dental hygiene process of care

an organized systematic group of activities that provides the framework for delivering quality dental hygiene care

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Dental hygienist

dental health specialist whose primary concern is the maintenance of oral health and the prevention of oral disease

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Dental hygienist; Opening paragraph on page 3

"A licensed primary healthcare professional, oral health educator, and clinician who provides preventive, educational, and therapeutic services supporting total health for the control of oral diseases and the promotion of oral health."

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Dentistry

the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment (nonsurgical, surgical, or related procedures) of diseases, disorders, and/or conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area, and/or the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body, provided by a dentist, within the scope of his/her education, training, and experience, in accordance with the ethics of the profession and applicable law (American Dental Association).

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Direct supervision

the dentist has diagnosed and authorized the condition to be treated, remains on the premises while the procedure is performed, and approves the work performed before dismissal of the patient

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General supervision

the dentist has authorized the procedure for a patient of record but need not be present when the authorized procedure is carried out by a licensed dental hygienist; the procedure is carried out in accordance with the dentist's diagnosis and treatment plan

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Health promotion

the process of enabling people to increase control and improve their health through self-care, mutual aid, and the creation of healthy environments

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Health

state of physical, mental, and social well-being, not only the absence of disease

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Hygiene

the science of health and its preservation; a condition or practice, such as cleanliness, that is conducive to the preservation of health

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IFDH

International Federation of Dental Hygienists

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Intervention

an action taken by a dental hygienist to maintain or restore a patient's optimal oral health

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License by credential

acceptance for licensure by a regulatory body (state, province) on the evidence from a license obtained in another state where equivalent standards and requirements are required; also called reciprocity, a mutual or cooperative exchange

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Oral hygiene

procedures for preservation of health of the oral cavity; personal maintenance of cleanliness and other measures recommended by dental professionals

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Personal supervision

while the dentist is personally treating a patient, the dental hygienist is authorized to aid in the treatment by concurrently performing a supportive procedure

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Primary healthcare

employs the techniques and agents to abort the onset of disease, to reverse the progress of the initial stages of disease, or to arrest the disease process before treatment becomes necessary

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Profession

occupation or calling that requires specialized knowledge, methods, and skills, as well as preparation, from an institution of higher learning, in the scholarly, scientific, and historic principles underlying such methods and skills; a profession continuously enlarges its body of knowledge, functions autonomously in formulation of policy, and maintains high standards of achievement and conduct; members of a profession are committed to continuing study, place service above personal gain, and are committed to providing practical services vital to human and social welfare

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Prognosis

a forecast of the probable course and outcome of the treatment of a condition or disease

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Supervision

term applied to a legal relationship between dentist and dental team members in practice; each practice act defines the type of supervision required