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Dental Hygiene Program’s Student Handbook 2013-2014


Table of Contents Dental Hygiene Program Student’s Handbook…………………………………….. 3 Mission of the Dental Hygiene Program…………………………………………... 3 Goals of the Dental Hygiene Program……………………………………………... 3 Competencies of the Dental Hygiene Program……………………………………. 3 Accreditation of the Dental Hygiene Program……………………………………...5 Professionalism…………………………………………………………………….. 5 Parking Regulations at Moreno Valley College…………………………………… 6 Mail Boxes…………………………………………………………………………. 6 Electronic Communication………………………………………………………….6 Office Hours………………………………………………………………………...6 DEC Hours…………………………………………………………………………. 7 Health Requirements……………………………………………………………….. 7 Students with Special Needs……………………………………………………….. 8 Mock Patient……………………………………………………………………….. 8 Course Requirements………………………………………………………………. 8 Course Preparation…………………………………………………………………. 8 Examination Regulations…………………………………………………………... 9 Grading Procedures………………………………………………………………… 9 Protocol for Remediation and Dismissal…………………………………………... 9 Readmission and Repeat Policy……………………………………………………. 11 Standards of Conduct………………………………………………………………. 11 Dishonest Conduct…………………………………………………………………. 11 Practice of Dental Hygiene by Students…………………………………………… 12 Textbooks…………………………………………………………………………...12 Advisors……………………………………………………………………………. 12 Graduation Issues…………………………………………………………………... 13 Dental Hygiene Program Graduation Awards……………………………………... 13 National Dental Hygiene Board Examination……………………………………... 14 California State Board Dental Hygiene Examination…………………………….... 14 Responsibility for Soliciting Patients……………………………………………….14 Clinical Program Requirements…………………………………………………….15 Program Protocols…………………………………………………………………..16 ASMVC Dental Hygiene Club……………………………………………………...22 Student of the Month………………………………………………………………..22 Leadership Apprenticeship Program………………………………………………..22 Evidence of Understanding Signature Page………………………………………... 23


DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM’S STUDENT HANDBOOK This handbook is designed to augment the Moreno Valley College Student Handbook. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the guidelines and policies of both handbooks. All dental hygiene students will be asked to sign an Evidence of Understanding that demonstrates each student was given this handbook and reviewed it. It also serves as an agreement that the student will follow all protocols and meet all expectations in this handbook to remain in good standing in the Dental Hygiene Program. The Moreno Valley College Student Handbook can be found online at the Moreno Valley College website (www.mvc.edu). MISSION OF THE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM The mission of the Dental Hygiene Program is to provide a quality academic educational program that encourages maximum involvement from students, faculty, dental and dental hygiene professionals, community groups, and the community-at-large to enhance the educational experience and provide services to address access to care issues within the community. This educational program includes courses in the basic sciences, social sciences, dental sciences, liberal arts, community dental health, cultural competency, and on the clinical aspect of dental hygiene. GOALS OF THE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM The Goals of the Dental Hygiene Program are to: I. Maintain compliance with the Dental Hygiene Committee of California and the Dental Practice Act of California. II. Provide a dental hygiene curriculum that prepares the student to function as a competent practitioner. III. Ensure the curriculum incorporates the latest in technology and scientific research. IV. Maintain proficient dental hygiene faculty and staff to ensure a high quality educational program. V. Prepare students to successfully complete the National and State Licensing Examinations. VI. Prepare students to possess behavior that is based on the ethical and moral values as outlined by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. VII. Provide dental hygiene services as a level that promotes patient satisfaction. COMPETENCIES OF THE DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM Upon completion of the program, the student will be competent in: 1.

Patient Care

1.a.

Providing and evaluating all aspects of dental hygiene services, including preventive procedures, pain control techniques, periodontal non-surgical therapies, and periodontal maintenance for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and medically compromised patients from diverse populations.

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1.b.

Systematically collecting, assessing, recording assessment findings, diagnosing, treatment planning, implementing and evaluating the general, oral, periodontal, and psychosocial health of diverse populations.

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Integrating behavioral, dental, and dental hygiene sciences to develop and evaluate a dental hygiene treatment plan for patients with periodontal class I, II, III, IV and V based on accurate, current, and complete assessment data, and modify treatment plans as needed to provide evidence-based treatment.

1.d.

Recognizing and providing appropriate life support measures for medical emergencies that may be encountered in the dental hygiene practice.

1.e.

Utilizing adjunct therapies and current technology when providing dental hygiene therapies.

1.f.

Critical thinking and incorporating problem solving strategies while providing comprehensive patient care and the management of patients.

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Professionalism

2.a.

Adhering to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s Code of Ethical Conduct and applying this to established ethical, legal and regulatory concepts for the provision and/or support of dental hygiene process of care.

2.b.

Applying self-assessment skills to facilitate life-long learning.

2.c.

Evaluating and interpreting current scientific literature.

2.d.

Utilizing current technology to enhance education, patient care, research and professional growth.

2.e.

Demonstrating involvement in community dental health activities and affiliations with professional organization.

2.f.

Demonstrating interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with diverse populations.

3.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

3.a.

Assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating community based oral health programs, including health promotion and disease prevention activities, for different target populations and in a variety of settings.

3.b.

Promoting the values of oral health, general health and wellness in individual and populations identified with risk factors, and develop strategies that promote health within these individuals and populations.

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ACCREDITATION The Moreno Valley College Dental Hygiene Program is accredited by the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). A copy of the accreditation standards are available for review in the Program Director’s office. If a student has a complaint related to the program’s compliance with the accreditation standards, he/she should call CODA at 1-800-621-8099 extension 2719. PROFESSIONALISM Behaviors and attitudes required of a dental professional are expected of dental hygiene students. These include: • Appropriate and effective communication skills. • Appropriate, legal and ethical behavior. • Assuming responsibility for one’s academic and professional development. • Complying with the program’s policies and procedures as specified in the MVC Student Handbook and the Dental Hygiene Program Handbook. • Assume responsibility for seeking assistance from faculty members if academic, professional, or personal problems interfere with their educational progress. • Discuss their problems with individual involved in the disagreement; not taking the problem to another individual in hope of him/her solving the problem. • Academic integrity at all times. • Present an image of health, cleanliness and professional appearance at all times. Professional attire is the responsibility of each student. Professional clothing is defined as conservative, clean, well-pressed, neat and in good taste; this includes wearing scrubs. Tight fitting, inappropriate clothing (example: low cut, mid-drift blouses and such) should not be worn at school or at an off-site, school related function. The Dental Hygiene Program emphasizes professionalism in all aspects of the student’s experience. Students are expected to address all faculty members as Mr., Ms., or Dr. according to the appropriate title. If a student knows a faculty member prior to being admitted into the program, they are still required to address the faculty member appropriately while in school or at school functions. Professionalism also includes working as a team with classmates and faculty members. Teamwork can be displayed in many different ways while in the program. One is helping one another be successful. If you notice a classmate struggling in a subject that you feel comfortable in, as a professional is it expected that you would offer assistance to the student. Teamwork is also displayed though laundry and sterilization assignments. There is a senior and junior dental hygiene student assigned each week to work together on these assignments. Students are expected to work together to make sure things are done during their assigned weeks. As team members, all students are expected to help out each and every week. Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

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Attitude is a large part of professionalism. Students are expected to have a positive attitude towards peers, staff, and faculty members during the course of the program. All decisions about the Class of 2015 are made in the best interest of the class as whole, and not the interest of individual members. Students are encouraged to look at the big picture and accept that what is best for the class may not be what they would have wanted for their self. Keeping a positive attitude, believing that one can be successful and remaining focused will allow students to be successful in the program and life. PARKING REGULATIONS AT MORENO VALLEY COLLEGE A. Parking is available on the Moreno Valley College campus. B.

Parking lots are clearly marked for: 1. Handcapped parking 2. Faculty 3. Patients All other parking spots are for students.

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A valid parking permit is required on all vehicles parking on the Moreno Valley College.

MAILBOXES Each dental hygiene faculty member and student will have a labeled mailbox in Building C of the Dental Education Center. These mailboxes are to facilitate communication between faculty and students. Students should check their mailboxes on a daily basis for information that has been distributed related to courses or the program. Students can use the faculty mailboxes to request an appointment during office hours to review or receive clarification on course material and/or requirements. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION In order for students to have an open communication with full and part time dental hygiene faculty members, all courses are Blackboard enhanced. It is through Blackboard that students can e-mail the faculty about questions relating to specific courses. Students are encouraged to check their Blackboard mailboxes at least once an evening to get any clarifications or communication from faculty members. OFFICE HOURS Full time faculty members have posted office hours outside their doors Full and part time faculty members will have their office hours on their course syllabi or will announce office hours on the first course meeting. Office hours are designed to facilitate students’ success by answering questions, clarifying information and such. Students are expected to respect each faculty member’s office hours and restrain from interrupting faculty during the course of their daily tasks. A good rule to follow is if a faculty member is in a conversation with someone, on the phone, on the computer, or working on a project, it should be assumed that the faculty member is busy and the questions should be held until the faculty member’s next office hours. Lingering outside Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

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of the office until the faculty member gets off the phone may be considered disrespectful since all conversations are considered confidential and standing outside an office may allow a student to hear a conversation. DENTAL EDUCATION CENTER HOURS The Dental Education Center, building C’s standard operational hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday’s building C closes at 5:00 p.m. The Dental Hygiene Clinic is open from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and is closed to students on Friday. Times can vary due to campus and special events. HEALTH REQUIREMENTS Students being admitted into the Dental Hygiene Program must show proof of being free of communicable diseases, infection, psychological disorders and other conditions that would present a threat to or negatively impact the well-being of fellow students, faculty, consumers, or would prevent successful performance in the Dental Hygiene Program. Any condition described above which is developed by the student after admission into the Dental Hygiene Program may be considered sufficient cause for suspension from the program. The Dental Hygiene Program may require a student to be examined by a licensed health care provider and to have laboratory tests, as needed, to determine physical and mental fitness. Records of such tests may be used only to determine fitness for the program, and except for such use, the confidentiality of such records shall be maintained. These records will be stored in a locked file cabinet that is located behind a locked door. A.

Physical Examination Each student selected for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program shall be required to have a complete physical examination prior to admission into the program. Copies of the physical examination results must be submitted to the Program Director prior to admission into the program.

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Laboratory Tests Each student selected for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program shall be required to have the following tests: 1. Tetanus or tetanus/diphtheria must be current within the last 10 years. 2. Tb skin test (Mantoux). If a positive skin test is documented, a copy of a chest radiograph report taken within the last year must be included.

C.

Immunizations Each student selected for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program shall be required to show proof of the following immunizations: 1. MMR (Measles, mumps and rubella); must be current after 1980. 2. Varicella (chicken pox). 3. Hepatitis B vaccine.

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Students may choose to waive immunization for Hepatitis B by submitting a signed disclaimer to the Program Director. D.

Vision Test Each student selected for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program shall be required to show proof of correctible vision at 16” to 18” range.

E.

Medical Clearance Each student selected for admission into the Dental Hygiene Program who has a medical condition that may require pre-medication must show proof of a medical consultation.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Please refer to the MVC Student Handbook and Disabled Student Programs and Services Student Handbook Policies and Procedures. MOCK PATIENTS Students will be required to serve as mock patients to allow classmates to learn specific clinical skills. The emphasis on learning is on the student who is practicing the skills not the student who is the mock patient. The Dental Hygiene Program believes that if you are not allowed to be a mock patient for any reason, it will not impede your learning or acquisition of the specific clinical skill being taught. If you find that this is not true and you believe it does hinder your learning, please see the program director or contact DSPS directly at 222-8060. COURSE REQUIREMENTS The Dental Hygiene Program is a full-time program that is very rigorous and places excessive demands on students. Students must accept ultimate responsibility for completing all course requirements at the designated skill level in clinic and at a “C” level in didactic courses. Each individual course will state its requirements in the course syllabus. Failure to meet the deadlines and criteria set forth in the syllabus will affect the student’s course grade as stated in each syllabus. As a student in a professional program, correct spelling and grammar is required on all quizzes, exams, and papers. Taping of lectures is not permitted as a general rule. Any course grade lower than a “C” is considered a failure. Students must receive a “C” or better to continue in Dental Hygiene Program. COURSE PREPARATION Students are expected to complete designated readings and other assignments prior to each class period. Due to the volume of information that a student must learn in this program, not all information will be covered in the classroom. Students are responsible Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

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for all information designated in the reading assignments regardless of whether it was covered in class or not. Students are responsible to clarify their understanding of the course materials. Faculty members have posted office hours and students are encouraged to take advantage of these hours to discuss course material. Students are expected to strive for excellence in all aspects of the program. This requires students coming to class prepared and staying up with information being covered in each course. EXAMINATION REGULATIONS Students are required to be present at all examinations. Each individual course syllabus will outline the procedure to follow a student has an emergency on the day of the examination. Make-up examinations will be given at the discretion of the individual course instructor. Please check your course syllabus for verification. During quizzes, all backpacks, books, and personal belongings must be stored in the back of the classroom. Students can have a pen or pencil with them for quizzes only and no personal items can be brought in during an exam. All exams are done through Blackboard and it’s locked down browser. Students will be seated randomly for each quiz and exam. GRADING PROCEDURES The Dental Hygiene Program’s curriculum is designed to be taken in a specific sequence. Each course is given only once a year. All courses must be completed with a “C” or better in order to continue in the program. The program encourages an atmosphere of cooperation, collaboration and noncompetitiveness for students to successfully complete the objectives, competencies and goals of the program. The only discussion of grades should occur between the student and faculty member rendering the grade. It is not appropriate to take concerns about grades to another instructor. Dental hygiene students are expected to communicate effectively through oral and written communication. As previously stated, misspelled words or incorrect grammar will result in reduction of grade earned as specified by each course syllabus. PROTOCOL FOR REMEDIATION AND DISMISSAL The Dental Hygiene Program has developed an aggressive protocol for remediation in order to identify students early on that are at risk of not successfully completing the program and taking action to help them succeed. The following are the steps involved in the remediation protocol with an explanation of what occurs at each step. Step 1. Early Identification of Student (4th Week Evaluation) The program will assess the performance in both didactic and clinical courses of all students four weeks into each semester, and two weeks into each winter and summer Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

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session to identify students at-risk of not succeeding in a course, and ultimately the program. The assessment tools used will be course specific. The names of students who are at risk will be given to the Program Director. Students how have been identified as being at risk for not successfully completing the course, are required to meet with the course faculty member. The course faculty member will continue to assess the performance of the student on a weekly basis as the semester/intersession/session continues. If at any time an instructor feels a student is at-risk of not succeeding in a course, the student’s name will be given to the Program Director who will identify tutorial assistance. Step 2. First Meeting with Student The course instructor will meet with the student to discuss their concerns. Depending on the identified area of concern, the following will occur: 1. The student will be asked to meet weekly with the course instructor to discuss his/her progress. 2. The student may be asked to meet for clinical remediation on specific skills outside of class or clinic time for a specified amount of time per week. 3. Suggestions will be discussed that could assist the student in succeeding. 4. The program may request a tutor for the student (if available in the subject matter). 5. Set a date to have a follow-up meeting (within four weeks) to assess how the student is progressing. 6. Student will receive a Student Progress Form. Step 3. Second Meeting with Student The director and the course instructor will meet with the student to discuss the student’s progress. If the student has been successful in improving his/her performance to equal what is expected of them at this point in the course, then they will be given positive feedback and encouragement to continue. If the student is still considered at-risk of not successfully completing the course, he/she will be placed on probation. A Student Progress Report will be presented to the student that will specify the areas that need remediation and specific objectives that the student will be expected to meet. The report will also identify how the student can achieve the objectives and what evaluation tool(s) will be used to assess the attainment of the objectives. There will be a specific time limit in which the student must accomplish the specified objectives. The student, course instructor, and director will sign the Progress Report. Step 4. Outcomes of Student Progress Report At the time specified on the Student Progress Report, the director, course instructor and student will meet to discuss the student’s achievement of the report’s objectives.

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If the student has successfully met all the objectives, the student will receive a Student Progress Report indicating the student is meeting the expectations. A plan to encourage and facilitate the student’s progression in the course and program will be informally discuss. If a student has not met the report’s objectives, a discussion with the faculty and director will occur on what step are needed to address the issue(s). READMISSION AND REPEAT POLICY A student, who at any time who had been admitted to the Dental Hygiene Program and earns a grade lower than a “C” in a dental hygiene course(s), may reapply to the program. The student will need to reapply to the program and go through the selection process as a “new” student. A student, who withdraws or is dismissed from the program due to unsatisfactory performance, or receives a grade lower than a “C” in a dental hygiene course, will be allowed to be remitted only one time pending availability of space in the class. This is in accordance with the RCCD Repeat Policy (refer to the Riverside Community College District Student Handbook for specific details of this policy). STANDARD OF CONDUCT Please refer to the Moreno Valley College Student Handbook for expectations of your conduct when at school or when you are representing Moreno Valley College. DISHONEST CONDUCT Dishonest conduct in the classroom or in clinic is unacceptable. Students are expected to behave in a professional manner at all times and with academic integrity. Examples of dishonest conduct include, but are not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, forgery, altering of documents or records, falsification of records, or misrepresentation of facts. Students found conducting themselves dishonestly will receive a Student Progress Report. Additional infractions will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Plagiarism is defined as the appropriation or imitation of the language, ideas, and thoughts of another author, and representation of them as one’s original work. The following are examples of plagiarism: 1. Paraphrasing published material without citing the source. 2. Using another person’s ideas, outlines, and work without citing the source. 3. Submitting as one’s own work, papers or other reports that have been prepared by another person. Cheating can be defined as using notes (written on paper, body parts, or the table), aids, or help from other students on tests or examinations in ways to substitute for lack of knowledge. Students who permit another student to use their work in a way to substitute for lack knowledge are also guilty of cheating. Students who use information that is outside the parameters of the assignment as presented by the faculty can be considered Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

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academic dishonesty. An example would be cutting and pasting information from a website or blog without referencing the source. If a student is randomly seated where there is writing on the table, he/she should immediately tell the instructor so the writing can be removed prior to starting the exam or quiz. If a student notices they have writing on their hands, arms, legs, shoes or any other body part/clothing, they should immediately alert the instructor prior to starting the exam or quiz, so this writing can be removed. Therefore, if doing an exam or quiz a faculty member sees writing on the table, on the student’s body and/or clothing, it will be assumed that the student is cheating. If a faculty member suspects a student of dishonest conduct, he/she will immediately tell the Program Director. The Program Director will then meet with the student to inform his/her of this suspicion. Steps will be made to allow the student to demonstrate he/she is following the expected behavior during testing or course requirements. The student will receive a Student Progress Report stating that he/she understands the suspension brought forward and outline the steps that will be made by the student to eliminate the suspicion. If a faculty member witnesses dishonest conduct by a student, they will immediately pick up the exam or quiz, and send the student to the Program Director’s office. The student will be informed of what the faculty member witness and the situation will be handling according to the Moreno Valley College Student Handbook. It is expected that students will submit original work in each course. A student is not allowed to submit a paper or project that has already been used in another class without the approval of both instructors. PRACTICE OF DENTAL HYGIENE BY STUDENTS The Dental Hygiene Committee of California is the governing body to the practice of dentistry, including dental hygiene. Students who practices dental hygiene without a license or outside of the educational setting, is engaged in the illegal practice of dental hygiene. Dismissal from the program will result from a student’s participation in the illegal practice of dental hygiene. TEXTBOOKS Textbooks are required by the course instructors to assist the student in achieving the objectives and competencies for the course. Textbooks in the health areas are updated frequently. Students should check with the course instructor before purchasing used textbooks. ADVISORS Each student will be assigned a faculty advisor. Meetings can be called by the advisor to discuss clinical and/or academic progress. Students are encouraged to make appointments with their advisor on a routine basis.

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GRADUATION ISSUES Students must meet with a MVC counselor to review graduation requirements prior to the termination of the first semester. If graduation requirements are incomplete, the student must discuss the completion plan with the program director. To qualify to take the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination, which occurs in April of the second year, the director must sign-off that the student is in good standing with the school and plans to graduate. This involves students completing all the requirements in DEH-30B. If a student has not applied for the national board prior to the state of the spring semester of the senior year, they must show proof of being in good standing in all spring classes in the senior year. Additionally, the student must be able to graduate with an AS degree in Dental Hygiene at the completion of the dental hygiene curriculum. To qualify to take the Dental Hygiene California State Licensure Exam the director must sign-off that the student is in good standing with the school and will graduate in June. Therefore, all graduation requirements must be cleared at the time of application for the examination. The definition of being in good standing in DEH-40 consists of students having 80 percent of their DEH-40 clinic requirements completed. Failure to meet one or more of these requirements will prevent the director from signing the student’s state license exam application. All dental hygiene students who graduate from the program receive an Associate in Science degree. To graduate from the program, a student must have fulfilled all the requirements to receive an Associate in Science Degree. Refer to the MVC Catalog for requirements. DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM GRADUATION AWARDS A. Director’s Award The Director’s Award is presented to the student who has excelled academically in didactic and clinical courses. B. Outstanding Leadership Award The Outstanding Leadership Award is sponsored and presented by the California Dental Hygienists’ Association. This award recognizes the student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership to the class throughout the twoyear program. The award is voted on and chosen by the graduating class. The recipient’s name will be placed on a permanent plaque in the Dental Hygiene Building. C. Clinical Excellence Award (Golden Scaler Award) This award is sponsored by Hu-Friedy and is given to the student who has excelled in clinic as demonstrated through achievement of competence, excellence in the delivery of patient care, and professionalism.

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D. Richard Tworek Community Award This award will be given to the student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in community awareness, community projects and community dental health. E. Salvatore Rotella Outstanding Student This award is given to the student who has demonstrated the ability to overcome obstacle and think outside of the box to eliminate barriers in his/her educational experience. NATIONAL DENTAL HYGIENE BOARD EXAMINATION National Board applications are available online. Students are expected to schedule and take the exam during their Spring break. No time will be allowed during program instruction to take this exam. If you wish to practice in another state, please request a board application and dental practice act from that state. Addresses and information are listed in the published handbook from the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations. CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD DENTAL HYGIENE EXAMINATION Every applicant for the California State Board Dental Hygiene Examination must report on the application any conventions or pleas of nolo contendere, even if the conviction has been expunged or dismissed. Making a false statement on the application regarding a past conviction is cause for denial of a license, regardless of the nature of the crime or how long ago it occurred. Although qualified applicants will be allowed to take the licensure examination(s) and receive their results, a license will not be issued until it has been determined that the applicant has no criminal record or that his/her criminal record does not pose a potential threat to the public health, safety, or welfare. Applications to the California State Board Dental Hygiene Examination are available on line at DHCC.org. All applications require the director’s signature that verifies the student is in good standing with the school and it is anticipated that the student will graduate on schedule. All applications must be turned in to the director with proper size photographs, certified check to cover the application fee, and fingerprints by the deadline specified by the director. This deadline is determined once the application period is released by the DHCC. RESPONSIBILITY FOR SOLICITING PATIENTS Students are responsibility for soliciting and scheduling patients for clinical courses. The Dental Hygiene program will assist students by assigning community patients that prior graduating classes have treated and new patients to the clinic. Success in the program depends on having a variety and diverse patient pool for learning purposes.

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CLINICAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Every student is required to have a specific amount of clinical experiences while in the program. Due to the difficulty of identifying certain patient classifications, many of the clinical requirements have been incorporated into the Program Requirements. Therefore, Program Requirements incorporate the requirements of each clinical course plus the additional experiences needed to gain the skills needed to become competent health care providers and to graduate from the Dental Hygiene Program. Clinical Program Requirements Patient Classifications: ASA I………………………………………………………. 10 patients completed ASA II……………………………………………………… 10 patients completed ASA III……………………………………………………...4 patients* *Three can be through medical consultations ADA I……………………………………………………….8 patients completed ADA II……………………………………………………... 8 patients completed ADA III or higher…………………………………….……. 3 patients completed Children……………………………………………………. 4 patients completed Adolescents………………………………………………… 4 patients completed Adults………………………………………………………. 15 patients completed Older adults………………………………………………… 3 patients completed New patients………………………………………………...12 patients completed Recare/Continuing Care……………………………………. 10 patients completed Reevaluation……………………………………………….. 5 patients completed Light calculus………………………………………………. 10 patients completed Light/Medium calculus…………………………………….. 5 patients completed Medium calculus…………………………………………… 12 quads completed Medium/Heavy calculus…………………………………… 12 quads completed Heavy calculus……………………………………………... 2 scaling experiences Dental sealants……………………………………………... 3 placements Radiographs: Bitewings…………………………………………………... 6 sets Bitewings (child)……………………………………………2 sets Full mouth (adult) series radiographs……………………… 8 sets Full mouth (child) radiographs…………………………….. 2 sets Product Gradings: Light calculus……………………………………………… 5 Light/Medium calculus…………………………………….. 5 Medium calculus…………………………………………… 4 Medium/Heavy calculus……………………….................... 5 Heavy calculus……………………………………………... 1 Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

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PROGRAM PROTOCOLS Being part of a professional program that goals is to graduate competent health care professionals requires students to adhere to protocols that have been put into place to prepare them private practice and to insure safe patient care to all patients treated in the dental hygiene clinic.

1. Students will demonstrate a professional demeanor and communication in all aspects and situations at all times. Guidelines Outcomes Professionalism is expected at all times.

Teamwork is expected at all times. Students will place chairs under tables at the end of a class. No personal items can be brought into a classroom during an exam.

No food in classrooms or clinic. All food will be thrown away at the end of each day from the student work area. All electronic communication is to have a greeting and closing statement. Sign Dentrix notes with full name (not initials) and student number. Students are to document all conversations with patients, dental offices including information gathered about radiographs, dental work and exams. Students are to call their patient's last dentist to verify the date and type of radiographs, and the last time the patient had a cleaning. Patient's must pay prior to all treatment.

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Discussion with student and Student Progress Report. Discussion with student and Student Progress Report if repeatedly not adhering to this guideline. Discussion with student and Student Progress Report if repeatedly not adhering to this guideline. Request to have the student remove personal items. Request to have the student remove food items. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student and Student Progress Report if repeatedly not adhering to this guideline. Discussion with student and Student Progress Report if repeatedly not adhering to this guideline. Discussion with student and Student Progress Report if repeatedly not adhering to this guideline. Discussion with the student if the document isn't done. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Patients will be dismissed from clinic if current radiographs are not provided at check-in. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Treatment will need to be stopped until the patient has paid. If the patient doesn't have the means to pay that day, they will be dismissed. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

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Students must input name of their patients into the Google sign in and sign out Doc & Dentrix schedule by 4:00 the day prior to the patient's appointment. Student must check-out/check-in each chart via Google document including date, patient chart #, patient name, student name, and faculty/administrative assistant initial during chart room hours. If tutoring is recommended, the student will utilize the next clinic session for tutoring. Students are to contact the clinic coordinator within 24 hours of not passing a competency evaluation. Remediation is required prior to retesting on this skill. Students are expected to keep the clinic looking professional and being functional at all times. Students will inactivate and reactivate charts as requested by patients. All digital radiographs that are within the guidelines for being needed for patient treatment, must be emailed to the director. Once they are received, they will be processed and uploaded into the patient's chart in Dentrix. Students must typodont the first 2 hours of a no-patient session. Students are to schedule patients in the appropriate cubicles. Cell phones can be used during the clinic for patient related activities. Cell phones can be used in the classroom for assignments as specified by the faculty of record. Name plates must be displayed at each cubicle for students to work in clinic Students must be covered by personal liability insurance to be in clinic. Students can request charts during chart room hours. The chart room opens at 8:15 and closes at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Students are to see faculty or make appointments to see faculty during their office hours. Students are to schedule a 4th week evaluation meeting with the faculty of courses they are not passing. Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

If a patient was scheduled at the next clinic session, he/she will be dismissed.

A repeated competency that is done without the required remediation will be voided, regardless of the score earned. Restock drawers and cubicles including those in the radiology wing, and report equipment that is not functioning properly or that have missing parts. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Patients who come in for an appointment and the radiographs are not processed will be dismissed.

Students will be reminded to do this. If a patient is scheduled for a non-dentist cubicle and hasn't been through the DDS exam, they will be dismissed. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

Immediate correction once an issue is identified. If liability insurance expires, the student may not be in clinic until it is corrected. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

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Students must follow the expectations for student conduct as specified in the MVC Students Handbook. Students are to call the director if they are going to be late or absent. Students must register in the semester clinic course by the presented date to be in clinic. Students must take their national board exam during spring break of their second year. Students are not to wear gowns with ink stains in clinic. Oral hygiene aids to be bagged and given out only when OHI is being provided. Critical thinking and treatment plans must be completed before DDS exam. Patient's must sign a radiology release form in order to have radiographs sent to their dental office or hand carry them out of the clinic. Students are expected to follow clinic guidelines for treating patients.

Please refer to the MVC Handbook

Students are to confirm dental appointments at least one day in advance. Shoes are to be clean and look nice at all times when in clinic. Students are responsible to look at daily clinic forms at the end of each clinic session. Students will be assigned to assisting rotations and these dates are nonnegiotable. Students will be assigned to laundry, sterilization and study room rotations. Students are to email faculty through Blackboard only. Exams, quizzes and coursework can be reviewed with the faculty of record of the course during his/her office hours.

Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

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Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Students will not be allowed in clinic until registration is complete and processed. Students will not be allowed to miss a class to take this exam. Students will be required to get a gown without ink stains to continue in treatment. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Radiographs can't be handed out until this step is completed.

Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

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2. Students must complete the DH curriculum, DH clinical program requirements, and qualify to get an AS degree to graduate from the DH Program. Guidelines Outcomes Students can share patients with heavy calculus (or medium/heavy II) starting in DEH-30A with the clinic coordinators approval. No more than two students can share a patient. Students must pass each class to move forward in the program.

Students are to schedule a 4th week evaluation meeting with the faculty of courses they are not passing. Students are expected to find his or her own patients and to schedule according to clinic schedule.

Sharing is dependant on following this guideline. Failure to follow it will result in the inability to share the patient.

Failure to receive a 70% or higher will result in not moving forward in the program. Discussion with the student on options to re-enter the program the following fall semester. A Student Progress Report will occur.

Discussion with student if there are repeated no patient sessions.

3. All personnel working in the Dental Hygiene Clinic will adhere to OSHA guidelines during all aspects of the delivery of care. Guidelines Outcomes Students and faculty members will wear appropriate clinic attire for clinic and laboratory courses: 1) scrubs or DH Club scrub shirt; 2) socks over their ankles; 3) clean shoes that are closed toe and heeled; 4) clean cuticles and trimmed nails; 5) no acrylics or gels; 6) light makeup; 7) no rings in clinic; and 8) no dangling earrings or loops. PPEs required for all aspects of patient care. Students must use a HPV when using a power scaler to reduce aerosols in the open clinic environment. Students vaccination records must be current to be in a clinical course. Students must have a current CPR BLS card to be in clinic.

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Dismissal from the clinic or the lab until issue can be corrected.

Dismissal from the clinic or the lab until issue can be corrected. Immediate correction once an issue is identified.

If a vaccination becomes delinquent, the student may not be in clinic until it is corrected. If a CPR card expires, the student may not be in clinic until it is corrected.

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4. Patients seen at the MVC Dental Hygiene Clinic are not patients of record of the supervising dentists, therefore they must have an an exam by their dentist of record each 12 months to continue to be treated at the Dental Hygiene Clinic. Guidelines Outcomes Students are to remind patients when their annual DDS exam is due and they are not to schedule the patient until this has been completed.

Patients will be dismissed if it has been over 12 months, since starting as a patient in the DH Clinic, and the patient has not seen a dentist of record for the annual exam.

5. The students skill and knowledge level will be such that patient safety is protected at all times and treatment is provided at, or above, the standard of care. Guidelines Outcomes Sign Dentrix notes with full name (not initials) and student number. Students are to call their patient's last dentist to verify the date and type of radiographs, and the last time the patient had a cleaning. If tutoring is recommended, the student will utilize the next clinic session for tutoring. Students are to contact the clinic coordinator within 24 hours of not passing a competency evaluation. Remediation is required prior to retesting on this skill. Meet with mentor for scheduled meeting 2 times per semester Patient's assessments must be regathered if a time span of more than three months has lapsed since the last appointment. There are specific cubicles designated for the supervising dentist to check patients in. Students can only administer local anesthesia under direct faculty supervision. Patient care can only be initiated following a signed treatment plan by both the patient and the supervising faculty. Students must typodont the first 2 hours of a no-patient session. Critical thinking and treatment plans must be completed before DDS exam. Students can not be in clinic without their loops. Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

Discussion with student. Patients will be dismissed from clinic if current radiographs are not provided at check-in.

If a patient was scheduled at the next clinic session, he/she will be dismissed.

A repeated competency that is done without the required remediation will be voided, regardless of the score earned. Students who don't take advantage of the knowledge of their mentor struggle in clinic. If the patient is scheduled for treatment, this guideline will need to be explained to the patient. If a patient is scheduled for a non-dentist cubicle and hasn't been through the DDS exam, they will be dismissed. A critical error will be given if this guideline is not followed. The outcome could be more severe than just a CE. Discussion with student. If after the second infraction a CE will be given out. Students will be reminded to do this. Discussion with student. Students will need to get their loops to continue or they will be dismissed from the clinic.

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Students are to assess quad previously scaled. Students are to scale quads in sequence and avoid incomplete scaling. Students can only use the instruments that are purchased through the school. Students must keep an updated record of completed requirements and have available at their mentor sessions. Students are responsible for frequently reviewing semester and program requirements.

Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Students will have to stop using any unauthorized instrument immediately. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

6. Students must critique each radiograph exposed and processed while in the Dental Hygiene Program to assure radiographs that are being sent out to private practices are diagnostic. Guidelines Outcomes All radiographs are to be critiqued. Radiology mounts are to be labeled in pencil.

Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur. Discussion with student. A Student Progress Report if repeated infractions occur.

7. Students will participate in activities to enhance the transfer of information into concrete knowledge and skill development. (some items that could be included below) Guidelines Outcomes Discussion board: Students are required to post their initial Blackboard discussion board posting by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and complete the conversations by 6:00 p.m. Friday. This includes interaction with a minimum of 4 peers. Students must typodont the first 2 hours of a no-patient session, no show, or patient dismal in clinic. Students will be assigned to an assistant rotations during clinical courses. Students will participate in workshops as schedule during clinical courses. These are design to advance skill development.

Exams, quizzes and coursework can be reviewed with the faculty of record of the course during his/her office hours Students will participate in skills retention testing on the first day(s) of clinic each semester to demonstrate the ability to perform the skill at a safe level. Student Handbook 2013-2014 8/1/13

Students will receive a Student Progress Report for the first offense. All repeated infractions will result in a 110 point reduction for the total points for the course.

Students will be reminded to do this.

Students are expected to adhere to this. If a student misses a workshop where a new instrument or skill is introduced, he/she can not use the instrument or attempt the skill until he/she have been through remediation with the clinic coordinator. Discussion with students to encourage reviewing of exams, quizzes and coursework to assist in preparing for success. Students who fail a skills retention test will go through remediation at the next clinic session and then retest at the next available clinic session.

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ASMVC DENTAL HYGIENE CLUB The Dental Hygiene Program sponsors the Associated Students of Moreno Valley College Dental Hygiene Club. The club adheres to the guidelines and requirements to be an active club on campus. Students are encouraged to join and participate in club activities. STUDENT OF THE MONTH The Dental Hygiene Program supports teamwork and collaboration. In order to recognize students who make a positive influence on their peers, students will nominate the student who has had the most dramatic impact on their life as a student and to the program as a whole. Ballots will be delivered electronically and the monthly winner will be announced at the monthly Dental Hygiene Club meetings. LEADERSHIP APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Students can apply to the Leadership Apprenticeship Program that is designed to assist students in developing and honing leadership skills as well as meeting their short and long-term professional goals. The number of students selected each year will be dependant on the number of faculty members.

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EVIDENCE OF UNDERSTANDING I have read the Student Handbook for the Moreno Valley College Dental Hygiene Program. I understand the contents and agree to adhere to the specific policies and procedures set forth in the Moreno Valley College Student Handbook and the Dental Hygiene Program’s Student Handbook. I am willing to abide by the consequences identified in each individual course syllabi and the policies and procedures in both Student Handbooks. Signature Print Name Date Witnessed by

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