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Anatomy & Histology of the Gingival Unit and Basic Oral Hygiene

Course Number: 592


The process of care that a dental professional should follow includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, documentation, and evaluation.4 One role of a dental professional is to accurately assess the gingival health of a patient and implement appropriate patient care and oral hygiene recommendations. Part of this role is to accurately assess and document the gingival health of a patient through oral examination. From these assessments, the dental professional can discuss findings with patients and promote gingival health through appropriate oral hygiene recommendations.