theory II

a measure of the ability to carry out the basic tasks needed for self-care

Activities of Daily Living - ADLs

a measure of the ability to perform more of the complex tasks necessary to function in our society; tasks that require a combination of physical and cognitive ability

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living - IADLs

patient education and oral hygiene instructions that anticipate potential oral and systemic health problems associated with risk factors identified during patient assessment

anticipatory guidance

originally developed the ______ classifications to determine modifications necessary to provide general anesthetic to patients during surgical procedures

American Society of Anesthesiologists - ASA

the critical analysis and evaluation or judgment of a particular condition, situation, or other subject of appraisal


the pts concern as stated during the initial health history preparation; may be the reason for seeking professional care; a complaint such as pain or discomfort may require emergency dental diagnosis

chief complaint

initial therapy and continued periodontal maintenance provided as the therapeutic end point in cases where the severity and extent of the disease or the age and health of the pt preclude optimal results of periodontal therapy

compromised therapy

complete care; end point at which all treatment required at the time has been completed

definitive care

to identify or recognize a disease or problem


a statement of the problem; a concise technical description of the cause, nature, or manifestateions of a condition, situation, or problem; identification of a disease or deviation from normal condition by recognition of characteristic signs and symptoms


identification of an existing or potential oral health problem that a dental hygienist is qualified and licensed to treat

dental hygiene diagnosis

identification of which one of the several diseases or conditions may be producing the symptoms

differential diagnosis

providing oral care based on relevant, scientifically sound research

evidenc-based care

a mnemonic developed by the american academy of oral medicine to provide a convenient, systematic approach to identifying dental, medical/pharmacologic, functional, ethical, and fiscal factors that need to be evaluated and weighed when planning treatment for geriatric individuals, or those with disabilities


prediction of outcome; a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease and the prospects of recovery as expected by the nature of the specific condition and the symptoms of the case


a judgment regarding the results expected to be achieved from oral treatment provided by a dental hygienist

dental hygiene prognosis

an attribute or exposure that increases the probability of disease, such as an aspect of personal behavior, environmental exposure, or an inherited characteristic associated with health-related conditions

risk factor

a determinant that can be modified by intervention, thereby reducing the probability of disease

modifiable risk factor