Rationale of Assignment: Dental hygienists are responsible for delivering the highest standard of care to all patients. Patients with special needs will benefit from thorough and accurate education concerning their condition, as well as treatment modifications necessary to deliver quality care. The research conducted for this project will aid students in developing a strong knowledge base in order to meet the dental hygiene needs of a patient population with diverse needs. It will also present students with an opportunity to hone the oral and written communication skills necessary for an oral health care professional.
General Description of Assignment: The student will utilize current literature to research a prescribed special needs topic. Research will be presented in the form of a written paper and an oral Power Point presentation that details the condition and its implications for treatment, including modifications. In addition, the student will modify an oral hygiene aid to meet the needs of a patient with the prescribed condition and include it in the oral presentation. Present your subject with the proper audience in mind. You will be speaking to peers who will be knowledgeable about oral conditions and medical terminology. Consider “What does a hygienist need to know about ___________?”.
THE DISEASE I HAVE CHOSE IS CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Things to include in the paper:
o An APA title page
o The body of the paper should include an introduction, content, conclusion, reference page, reflection (see instructions below for the reflection)
o The content (body) should include:
o A description of the disease/condition
o Current/new scientific research on this disease or condition.
o Oral-systemic links, including oral manifestations
o Treatment for the condition, including implications for dental care
o Communication, OHI, or DH care modifications
o Associated oral disease risk factors, if applicable
o The body of the written paper should be at least two (2) but no more than four (4) pages in length.
o APA reference page with at least 3 credible scholarly sources
o Please utilize the template provided as a guide for correct APA formatting. Refer to the APA manual for guidance on margins, font, spacing, headings, citations, references, etc.
ALSO, FILL IN OUTLINE COMPLETELY AS WELL - THIS IS A ROUGH DRAFT OUTLINE SO USE A DIFFERENT HOOK AND THESIS FOR PAPER