These case studies have been designed specifically for dental hygiene students. Each case consists of patient documentation (patient history and periodontal chart) and images (radiographs and intraoral photographs). These case studies may be used in a number of ways, such as:

• Individual study followed by in class testing
• Group study followed by classroom presentation
• Classroom review and discussion

Above all, our hope is that these cases will provide you with insights on the complex issues involved in patient care.

Date Revised Case Studies Online: 09/15/2010

  • 42-year old African-American female
  • Multiple medications
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Brushes with a hard toothbrush
  • Uses a phenol rinse
  • Never had a prophylaxis
  • 48-year old White Caucasian male
  • Osseous defects
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Hepatitis A
  • Multiple medications
  • Former smoker
  • 48-year old White Caucasian female
  • Family history of systemic diseases
  • Irregular dental visits
  • Bleeding upon probing
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Multiple furcations
  • 70-year old White Caucasian male
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • History of skin cancer
  • Multiple medications
  • Overdue for dental care
  • Cigar/Cigarette smoker
  • Periodontal concerns
  • 57-year old White Caucasian male
  • History of cancer
  • Multiple medications
  • Alcohol rehabilitation
  • Implants
  • Xerostomia
  • 35-year old White Caucasian male
  • HIV positive
  • CBC findings
  • Multiple medications
  • Osseous defects
  • Former smoker