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Professional Dental Terminology for the Dental Assistant and Hygienist

Course Number: 542

Case Scenario 4: Periodontal Disease

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The third patient on the hygiene schedule in Dr. Jay’s office is Mr. Emmett Davis. He is 46 years old and is a non-smoker. He takes HCTZ for his elevated blood pressure which is well controlled. He complains of bleeding gums, tender and loose teeth.

Dr. Jay to Mr. Davis: “Hello Emmett. Hope you are well today. Last time you were in, your gums were bleeding and swollen. Before I do an examination, I want to have your radiographs updated and have our dental hygienist, Jessica, update your health and dental information, do a thorough cleaning and review the oral hygiene procedures we need for you to follow for your home care.”