Theory II

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

ADLs (activities of daily living)

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

IADLs (instrumental activities of daily living)

patient education and oral hygiene instruction 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 ____ classification to determine modifications necessary to provide general anesthetic to patients during surgical procedures


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


the patient's concern as stated during the initial health history preparation; may be the reason for seeking professional care; 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 patient preclude optimal results of periodontal therapy

compromised therapy

complete care; end point at which all tretment 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, natur or maifestations of a condition, situation or problem, identification of a disease or deviation from normal condition by recognition of characteristic signs and symptoms


identificaiton of an existing or potential oral health problem that a dentaly 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


oral, systemic, capability, autonomy and reality

Developed by the American Acadmey of Oral Medicine to provide a convenient, systematic approach to identifying dental, medical/pharmacologic, functional, ehtical, and fiscal factors that meed to be evaluated and weighed when planning treatment for geriatrci individulas or those with disabilities

OSCAR-oral, systemic, capability, autonomy, and reality

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


a judgment regarding the results expected to be achieved from oral treatment provided by a dentaly 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 realated conditions

risk factor

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

modifiable risk factor