ch 21 theory II keywords

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

ADLs (activities of the daily living)

a measure of the ability to peform MORE of the COMPLEX tasks necessary to function in our society; tasks that require a combination of physical and cognitive ability

IADLs (instrumental activities of daily living)

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

anticipatory guidance

american society of anesthesiologists; originally developed the ASA classifications to determine modifications necessary to provide general anes to pt's during surgical procedures


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


the pt's concern as stated during the initial hhx preparation; may be the reason for seeking professional care; a complaint such as pain or discomfort may required emergency dental diagnosis

chief complaint

initial therapy and continued periodontal maint 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 perio therapy

compromised therapy

complete care; end point at which all tx 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 manifestations 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 hygienist is qualified and licensed to treat.

dental hygiene diagnosis

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

differential diagnosis

providing oral care based on relevant, scientifically sound research

evidence-based care

a mnemonic that stands for Oral, Systemic, Capability, Autonomy, and Reality. 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 tx 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 judgement regarding the result (outcomes) expected to be achieved from oral tx 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 a disease

modifiable risk factor