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Dental Hygiene Program Plan

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Our Dental Hygiene Class of 2017of Danville Community College decided to plan a program that would benefit a set population’s oral health through education to bring awareness to oral hygiene. Although our objectives and goals changed throughout the first few stages of the program plan due to changes in facilities and target populations. Having to obtaining consent and HIPAA for each resident made the first plan extremely challenging because not all the residents at Roman Eagle’s could give consent, some had to come from their health care agent, legal surrogate, and/or guardian. Obtaining consent from the nonconsensual residents became a bigger issue when we found out that the facility is not legally allowed to give us the primary holders…show more content…
There were four groups of nursing service staff that came into the presentation room to complete a pre-test followed by a presentation on proper brushing and flossing routines, alternative aids that can assist with dexterities, proper denture and partial care, and the affects of medications with the oral cavity, and then followed by pictures and a post-test. At the end of the presentation, we opened the floor for questions from the staff as well as provided a dentist in the area that would donate supplies to help the staff fulfill the oral health needs for the residents.
When evaluating the success of the program plan, averages were taken per group for the pre-test and a post-test after the presentation took place. With a total of 39 participants placed into four groups to each be given a pre-test before any education was performed and a post-test following the presentation. Below is a chart with the results of the pre-test and post-test averages: Pre-Test
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The program totaling average was 65% for the pre-test and 83.5% for the post-test with a total increase of 18.5% of gained knowledge after the program plan presentation was completed. On April 6, Group 1 had an increase of 28.5% and Group 2 had an increase of 12%, between the pre-test and post-test. Group 1 had the lowest pre-test score of the four groups and the highest percentage change of 28.5% from the pre-test to post-test. Group 2 scored higher on the pre-test than Group 1, which gave them a smaller percentage increase but the increase of 12% from the pre-test to the post-test supports that they still gained valuable information during the presentations. The second series of presentations took place on April 13 with the last two groups. Group 3 had an increase of 19% and Group 4 had an increase of 13%. During scoring of Group 4’s post-test, we realized that one of the participants didn’t answer any of the questions which skewed the results of the average for the percentage change. Even with the unanswered test, there was still an average increase of 13% between the pre-test and post-test for Group
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