Chose a friend or family member and evaluate their oral hygiene needs [see list below]. Go to the retail store to find the specific products that you might recommend. Next semester you will start seeing patients so you need to be aware of all the options that are on the store shelves and what the price points are. Sometimes cost can be a compliance factor.
1.Oral hygiene status [plaque, calculus]
2.Dental status [decay, perio, embrasure spaces, tight contacts]
3.Current brushing technique
4.Other significant findings [occupation, chief concern, allergies, barriers, etc.]
5.What would options would you recommend for this patient and why [toothbrush, dentifrice, interproximal cleaning, rinses]? Be specific. [Oral Hygiene Options]
6. What did your patient chose as goals [OHI Instructions]?
Oral Hygiene Options:
Oral Hygiene Instructions:
Make sure you include an intro, body, and conclusion. Some ideas to include in your conclusion would be what your overall shopping experience was like, would you recommend that store, where the items easy to find, were the items more costly than anticipated, was there a new product that caught your eye or one you haven’t seen before, etc.