It's Hygienic Maryland

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Howard Community College

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway

Health Sciences Building

Columbia, MD 21044

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We are delighted to bring you sponsors that will help with finding employment, resources and materials you need to be successful. Here are some of the people who can't wait to meet you and help you on your journey to RDH!

Sonicare- Philip Oral Care

Team Placement -travel hygiene specialists

Aspen Dental - DSO

QOptics - loupes

Dental Hygiene Nation - apparel

GSK- Sensodyne

Dentsply- various DH equipment

Schein - dental supply distribution

Dr.Joy RDH/ StudentRDH- DHstudent Planner NBDHE Prep App

Hu-Friedy- instruments

To prepare for the game, all you need to do is keep studying. To get an idea of how the competition is structured below are some important details.

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It’s Hygienic is played by up to 8 teams of 6 students each. Each tournament is composed of five (5) rounds. All regional schools registered to play in the competition will compete in rounds 1 - 4. The highest four (4) scoring teams will move on to the finale case study round.

Round 1 “Team Round” (+20 points)

This round allows the team to collaborate with each other to gain the maximum points

• Assessment (health history, EIOE, periodontal, risk assessment, etc.)

• Strategies of Oral Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Control

• Management of Pain and Anxiety

• Treatment Planning

• Instrumentation for Patient Assessment and Care

Round 2 “Battle Round” (+/- 10 points) BUZZER

• Anatomic Sciences (H&N anatomy, Dental Anatomy, Histology and Embryology)

• Physiology

• Biochemistry & Nutrition

• Microbiology and Immunology

• Pathology (General and Oral)

• Pharmacology

Round 3 “Visual Round” (+/- 10 points) BUZZER

• Radiology

• Oral Pathology

• Instrumentation

• Periodontal Charting

• Dental Materials

Round 4 “Semi-final Round” (+/- 10 points) BUZZER

• Community health

• Research principles

• Professional responsibilities & ethics

• Mental health/well-being

Round 5 “Finale – Case Study Round” (+10 points)

This round gives another opportunity for the teams to work together. Each team will select from the group of case-study packets, starting with the team with the highest total points. They will be given 10 minutes to review their cases and answer questions on the paper. The answers are submitted to the judge(s). Each team has ten (10) questions to answer without penalties. A 25-point bonus is given if all ten (10) questions are answered correctly.

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Columbia, MD 21044

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