Personal Narrative: Dental Hygiene Care

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On January 19, 2017, my pod was scheduled to go on mobile clinic to Bella Terra for a full shift of dental hygiene care. We set up in the conference room of the facility and our operatory was set back in the corner of the room. I was paired up with Jamie with Jamie to administer hygiene care to a female patient about 75 years old with dementia with little ability to communicate. Jamie was the head hygienist while I did the oral exam and assisted the cleaning. The senior patient had a partial denture on the bottom that was covered in calculus. There was food and debris all around her vestibule and she had a venous lake intraorally that was asymptomatic. It was clear from the calculus and food in her mouth that she never took her partial
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