Theory II

information collected during the evaluation procedure that is analyzed to determine oral health outcomes related to dental hygiene interventions


a description of the purpose, plans, and strategies that will be needed to gather, process, and interpret the data used to determine the treatment outcomes

evaluation design

data collection procedures and strategies that are selected to determine whether or not expected outcomes related to patient specific oral health goals identified in the dental hygiene care plan have been met

evaluation methods

communication that occurs amont all individuals participating in the pts care, includeing the dentist, the de3ntal hygienist, the patient, and the patient's physician or caregiver, if necessary. Biving and recieving feedback creates trust and ensures that those involved in all aspects of pt care stay informed at every step


ongoing evaluation to monitor each step in the denta hygiene process of care; ongoing feedback that determines any needed chages in the dental hygiene care plan prior to the completion of a treatment sequence

formative evaluation

benchmarks used to measure or test changes. In evaluating dental hygiene interventions, indicators can be quantitative (such as measurements of probing depth or plaque scores) or qualitative (such as aptient expressions of satisfaction or ability to perform self-care routines)


measureable goals; the expected outcomes of clinical treatment, pt education, counseling, or oral hygiene instruction/home care interventions identified in the pt care plan


a measure of the effectiveness of dental hygiene clinical and educational interventions in meeting oral health goals identified in the pt care plan

outcomes assessment

formal standardized evaluation procedures conducted at the end of a treatment series; includes determinatin of periodontal maintenance interval and/or identification of further treatment needs

summative evaluation

action in accordance with request; extent to which a person's health behaviors coincide with dental/medical health advice. Also called adherence


the joint deliberation, usually for diagnostic purposes, between two or more practitioners or between a pt and a practitioner


ongoing dynamic process that results in loss of clinical attachment and alveolar supporting bone; an area is quiescent when a diseased site becomes inactive or stable without treatment

disease activity

criteria for completion of a particular procedure; therapeutic end points generally have been reached when the clinical signs of the treated pathologic condition have been eliminated or reduced

end points

also called preventive maintenance, supportive periodontal treatment

periodontal maintenace therapy = PMT

system of appoinments for the long-term maintenance phase of pt care; the system is carrie out by computer, telephone, and/or mail


resistant, not responding to routine therapy


diminution or abatement of the symptoms of a disease; the period during which the diminution occurs


the diagnosis made at a reevaluation spaced for a period of time after treatment ) or a series of treatments); diagnosis that shows the response to prior treatment

response diagnosis

a characteristic, habit, or predisposing condition that makes an individual susceptible to, or in danger of acquiring, a certain disease or disability

risk factor

procedures of this are performed at selected intervals as an extension of periodontal therapy to assist the pt in maintaining oral health; includes complete assessment, reiew of and/or additional instruction in dental biofilm control, and sucn clinical procedures as scaling and root planing; also called preventive maintenance, periodontal maintenance therapy

supportive periodontal therapy = SPT