CASE STUDIES

Case Study Perio Chart

These in-depth case studies have been designed specifically for dental hygiene students. Each case includes the patient documentation (Patient History and Periodontal Charting) and images (Radiographs and Intraoral images). These case studies may be used in a number of ways, such as:

• Individual study followed by in class testing.
• Group study followed by classroom presentation.
• Classroom review and discussion.

Above all, our hope is that these cases will provide you with insights into the complex issues involved in patient care.

Case Studies 31 – 35 Posted Online: 5/26/2017
Case Studies 36 – 40: Coming Soon

1
  • 42-year old African-American female
  • Multiple medications
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Brushes with a hard toothbrush
  • Uses a phenol rinse
  • Never had a prophylaxis
2
  • 79-year old African-American female
  • Insulin injections
  • Co-existing diseases
  • Multiple medications
  • Physical limitations
  • Overdue for dental treatment
3
  • 65-year old African-American female
  • History of periodontal disease
  • Missing teeth
  • Furcation involvement
  • Multiple medications
  • GI concerns
  • Arthritis in wrists, hands
4
  • 48-year old White Caucasian male
  • Osseous defects
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Hepatitis A
  • Multiple medications
  • Former smoker
5
  • 48-year old White Caucasian female
  • Family history of systemic diseases
  • Irregular dental visits
  • Bleeding upon probing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Multiple furcations
6
  • 70-year old White Caucasian male
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • History of skin cancer
  • Multiple medications
  • Overdue for dental care
  • Cigar/Cigarette smoker
  • Periodontal concerns
7
  • 42-year old African-American female
  • Irregular dental care
  • Family history with medical concerns
  • Multiple medications
  • Gingivitis
  • Xerostomia
8
  • 29-year old African-American female
  • Never had a prophylaxis
  • Family history with medical risks
  • Gingival/Periodontal conditions
  • Smoker
9
  • 57-year old White Caucasian male
  • History of cancer
  • Multiple medications
  • Alcohol rehabilitation
  • Implants
  • Xerostomia
10
  • 35-year old White Caucasian male
  • HIV positive
  • CBC findings
  • Multiple medications
  • Osseous defects
  • Former smoker