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A dental hygiene diagnosis (DHDx) is defined as: the identification of an existing or potential oral health problem that a dental hygienist is educationally qualified and licensed to treat; the DHDx requires analysis of all available assessment data and the use of critical decision making skills in order to reach conclusions about the patient's dental hygiene treatment needs.
It is the position of the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) that the dental hygiene diagnosis is a necessary and intrinsic element of dental hygiene education and scope of practice.
terms dental hygiene treatment plan and dental hygiene diagnosis had
The dental hygiene diagnosis encourages collaboration because it is complementary to a dental diagnosis.
If you provide a fluoride treatment or recommend a self-care product, you have made a dental hygiene diagnosis.
When we told her that ADHA had hired a dental hygienist as its executive director, and that Colorado added the dental hygiene diagnosis to the scope of practice, her eyes lit up.
Reading the articles in the November 2011 Access promoting dental hygiene diagnosis concerned me on several levels.
3 The process of care includes assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation.