Curriculum Outline for Killing the Parrot


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Here is the course description and outline for the online course by Shirley Gutkowski and Patti DiGangi. The course is offered at WizIQ where you can enroll and pay. Join us won't you? Ensure your position and increase your productivity as well as your job satisfaction.

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Curriculum Outline for Killing the Parrot

  1. 1. Curriculum Killing the Parrot: Living What You KnowToday it’s becoming increasinglyevident the information learned in our dental hygiene education wasmore important than we thought to put into actual practice. Patient after patient, our chart notesand care are pretty much the same: Brush and floss, brush and floss, brush and floss. Oldroutines no longer serve the patients or the practice bottom line. This case-based course weaves its waythrough caries management, periodontal disease manifestations, coding effectively, new diagnosticsand treatment options, and many other aspects of clinical practice to reconstitute clinician’s educationinto relevant, productive and exhilarating day-to-day excellence.After taking this course, participants will be able toIdentify red flags from the patient health history and select appropriate risk assessment and diagnosticmodalitiesExplain the different types of periodontal and caries infections Select new language to accurately communicate dental risk, diagnosis and treatment Define new approach to helping oncology patients Distinguish the stages of dependence for multiple populations Redefine the 60 (or 30, 40, 45)minutes patient appointment timeContentsLesson 1: Introduction and Creating a Portfolio 2Lesson 2: KTP Insurance Coding Made Simple 2Lesson 3: Risk Assessment Realities 3Lesson 4: Spit Is It and Other Diagnostics 3Lesson 5: Treating Caries Infections 4Lesson 6: Words Make a Difference 4Lesson 7: Quality of Life Management for Dependent Adults 4Lesson 8: New Reality for Cancer Patients 5Lesson 9: More than Pocket Change 5Lesson 10: Writing Proposals 6Lesson 11: Capstone-TBD 6
  2. 2. Lesson 1: Introduction and Creating a PortfolioThis introductorycourse to KTP certificationbegins with learning the basics of creating a professionalportfolio. A professional portfolio is a tool judiciously and carefully crafted to appropriately showcasework of a professional while providing evidence of career growth in a cohesive manner. It shows anindividual is worthy of special notice and gives an opportunity to view materials beyond a standardapplication or resume. An individual’s portfolio design can showcase strengths and abilities in a way thatis both professional and uniquely their own.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant willList the expectations of this program including curriculum discussion group participation quizzes projects Describe the fundamentals of creating a portfolio Select a goal for their professional portfolio Design first portion of their portfolioLesson 2: KTP Insurance Coding Made SimpleDescription: We are moving beyond the drill into the threshold of a golden age of molecular diagnosisand biotech-therapy. Your practice might not be embracing this brave new world but the insuranceindustry will take us there whether we want to go or not. The heart of dental hygiene is prevention andits value is shown by the evidence. The alliance between evidence-based (EB) decision making and theinsurance industry is already being established.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Identify the basic principles of evidence-based decision making Match correctly the CDT evaluation, dental hygiene and periodontal codes to care provided Identify do’s and don’ts related to codes D1110, D4910 and D4355 Compose medical necessity narratives routinely Reconstruct previous case study demonstrate appropriate coding and narrative development
  3. 3. Lesson 3: Risk Assessment RealitiesDescription: Current examination standards record past and current disease activity and might include afuzzy assessment of risk. Risk assessment adds a another dimension to an understanding ofpatient needs, and ways to differentiate between patients with the same currenthealth/disease state, but who are at varying potentials that this state will deteriorate.Innovative easy risk assessment tools will be introducedto create a quantifiable process for improveddecision making, treatment and prevention.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Identify red flags from patient health history Interpret risk factors from patient prescription/OTC medication list Appraise results of ADA paper-based risk assessment tool Compare the variety of online electronic risk assessment systems Reconstruct previous case study identify red flags, medication connections, and risk assessment integrationLesson 4: Spit Is It and Other DiagnosticsDescription: As the role of the dental health professional continues to evolve, a unique opportunityexists for dental hygienists to become leaders in the emerging field of oral–based diagnostics. The key toboth prevention and therapy is diagnostics.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Select appropriate saliva based risk assessment modality Match laboratory tests with patient risk profile Reconstruct decision making process on dental radiographs Contrast variety of oral cancer screening systems Defines the purpose and use of oral fluorescent technologies Reconstruct previous case study select appropriate diagnostics
  4. 4. Lesson 5: Treating Caries InfectionsDescription: Like any other infection caries can be treated with topical applications or with surgery.Traditionally we’ve been treating caries as if it was a hole in a tooth, and that’s what dentistry has beenfocusing on. In dental hygiene we’ve been just following along. It’s time for us to take charge of thesituation. By identifying the cause of the cavity - overwhelming bacterial infection, poor quality saliva,medications or something else – we can help our patients regain control over their infection.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Explain the different types of caries infections Develop a working protocol of caries management that fits with the practice philosophy Create a case study on treatment of one type of caries infections to add to the Master Portfolio.Lesson 6: Words Make a DifferenceDescription: Communication is an ongoing, changing, and dynamic process of sharing informationbetween a sender and a receiver using a set of common rules. The word watch used in many dentaloffices is now considered obsolete per the2010 Dental Clinics of North America textbook. It is time fordentistry to change its rules for communication and its language to convey up-to-date evidence basedfindings.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Explain the purpose and goal of professional communication Describe what is meant by effective and ineffective communication Select new language to accurately communicate dental risk, diagnosis and treatment Create a case study with treatment planning using new languageLesson 7: Quality of Life Management for Dependent AdultsDescription: As people lose their independence because of illness or injury, certain aspects of daily livingmust be delegated and taken over by another person or team of people. None of those people aretrained in oral care the way a dental hygienist is. Dental hygienists education on the management theoral health in dependent adults is cursory. Brushing and flossing lessons or teaching use of aninterdental brush is NOT the answer. Learn what is.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Define the stages of dependence Describe the legal definition of neglect Develop protocols for three types of dependent adult situations
  5. 5. Lesson 8: New Reality for Cancer PatientsDescription: Cancer treatments have taken a major turn since 2003. No longer is the patient’s life qualityrelegated to the back of the room in favor of life saving treatments. On one hand people are livinglonger and recovering from cancer, on the other the types of medications used to treat cancer are verydeadly.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Explain the best way to approach an oncologist and/or his/her team Be able to read lab reports Develop tools to communicate with the oncology team Create a case study on different management plan for oncology patientLesson 9: More than Pocket ChangeDescription: Despite the best efforts of dental health care professionals, oral infections are stillwidespread. It’s hard to believe that periodontal infections can create so much trouble in the body.Various components of the oral biofilm affect the immune system through a variety of ways with aresulting systemic inflammatory response. Treatment of the biofilm is an integral aspect to decrease theimmune system responses, along with decreasing the host systemic inflammation.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Discuss the biology of biofilms List the host’s mechanisms for challenging biofilm infections and describe strategies for creating a healthy biofilm Reconstruct their view of periodontal disease as wound care Design new protocol for periodontal management for your practice
  6. 6. Lesson 10: Writing ProposalsDescription: Providing your superior with a meaningful document that outlines your vision for the futurecan quickly move you on your way to an increased level of respect, job security, and financial benefits.Writing a proposal can elevate your personal level of job satisfaction and self-esteem. This module willshow you how to build a proposal for creating change in your own employment environment.Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the participant will Explain how to find out who the decision maker is for the idea Chart the fiscal impact of the idea Decide on how to present the proposal, manage the feedback and redesignas necessary Write a proposal to sell this program curriculum to a dentistLesson 11: Capstone-TBDLive and in person this Capstone to the course will be held in the Chicagoland area in September orOctober. We’ve arranged for different companies to attend and show you products, how to use high endtechnology and get to meet your class mates. Not a party, not a classroom, more like a classty! Or wouldit be a parroom? Either way you’ll learn and show the most important work you’ve done up to then.You’re not alone!