Intro DH: Objective III Disclosing Agents

Covers Objective III, Disclosing Agents
Created Aug 26, 2012
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- personalize patient instruction to locate and remove soft deposits- allow for self-evaluation...
1. List the purposes for using a disclosing agent
- intense color and durable in intensity- pleasant taste and non-irritating to the mucosa-...
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...
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...
5. List the purposes of the plaque Index
Purpose: to record prescence of biofilm on individual tooth surfaces to permit the patient...
6. O'Leary Plaque Control Procedure/Record
- 4 surfaces are recorded: facial, lingual, mesial and distalScoring: total the number...
O'Leary Plaque Record Continued.....
# of surfaces with biofilm present x 100# of total surfaces x 4 (or 6)Your answer equals...
Formula for O'Leary Plaque Record
70 surfaces covered with biofilm x 10025 teeth present x 4Answer = 70% of teeth covered...
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                     ...
2. Additional Note on Disclosing Agents

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