Intro DH: Objective III Disclosing Agents

Covers Objective III, Disclosing Agents

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- personalize patient instruction to locate and remove soft deposits- allow for self-evaluation by the patient- monitor teaching effectiveness- prepare plaque indices and conduct research-...
1. List the purposes for using a disclosing agent
- intense color and durable in intensity- pleasant taste and non-irritating to the mucosa- diffusible (to pour out and spread)- possess astringent and antiseptic properties
2. Describe the properties of an acceptable disclosing agent
- apply disclosing agent or give table. instruct pt. to swish and rub the solution over the tooth surfaces with tongue- examine each tooth surface for biofilm at the gingival margin....
3. Perform the disclosing technique with solution, rinse, and or tablet/wafer
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4. Communicate information to the patient regarding the procedure
- transfer clinical observations to numerical values (quantity)- communicate degree of oral cleanliness to the patient- motivate the patient to perform according to prescribed procedures-...
5. List the purposes of the plaque Index
Purpose: to record prescence of biofilm on individual tooth surfaces to permit the patient to visualize progress while learning biofilm control- All teeth are included. Missing...
6. O'Leary Plaque Control Procedure/Record
- 4 surfaces are recorded: facial, lingual, mesial and distalScoring: total the number of teeth present, multiply by 4(or 6 ...
O'Leary Plaque Record Continued.....
# of surfaces with biofilm present x 100# of total surfaces x 4 (or 6)Your answer equals the % of biofilm surfaces
Formula for O'Leary Plaque Record
70 surfaces covered with biofilm x 10025 teeth present x 4Answer = 70% of teeth covered with biofilmPurpose is to assess a patients OH by quantifying the amount of debris...
Example for O'Leary Plaque Record
Although 0% is ideal, less than 10% has been suggested as a guideline.
Interpretation of O'Leary Plaque Findings
Erythrosin- red dye in tablet or liquid form stains...
2. Additional Note on Disclosing Agents

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