How do patients getting dental treatment have to take precautions when they have cardiac arrhythmia, etc. using peer reviewed sources. Rubric provided.


Need a 6-8 page paper, including an annotated bibliography (which is partially provided) on Cardiac arrhythmia. Has to be on cardiac arrhythmia and the dental field. How do patients getting dental treatment have to take precautions when they have cardiac arrhythmia, etc. using peer reviewed sources. Rubric provided.

Appendix 3

Review Of Literature Research Paper Guidelines


As you are developing your research paper, keep in mind that its primary function is to show your ability to read and comprehend scholarly research and to use it to support your own ideas and opinions. This project is also an opportunity for you to practice critical thinking skills and writing skills as a professional.


1. Choose a specific topic of interest to you from the Perio textbook related to the Oral Systemic Link.

1. Review the written assignment format and attached grading rubric.

1. Review the APA standards for writing a research paper. If you do not have access to an APA format text, check out these websites:

· APA guidelines:




· Noodle Tools/Noodle Bib Sign-up Instructions:


1. Refer to CH. 28 in your textbook for guidelines on reading dental literature, procedure for searching the Internet, and Periodontal resources on the Internet

1. Your paper will be 6-8 pages in length, including references, typed and double-spaced.

1. When writing your paper, use this format:

3. Introduction:  include a topic sentence and thesis statement.

3. Review of Literature:  this section will probably be the largest section of your paper.  Please include a summary of all the major sources you have discovered as you research this topic.

3. Discussion:  provide a clear examination of the current research about your topic from the literature you reviewed and from any personal observations you have been able to complete in this area.

3. Conclusion:  include a summary of your findings and any recommendations or suggestions you may have for future research or treatment for the topic you have reviewed.

3. Reference sources: Cite a minimum of five (5) sources (in addition to the text) related to your topic. Journal articles must be from peer-reviewed journals. Be careful to use only scientific-evidence based sources! Provide an APA bibliography citing these sources.

DUE DATE: November 18 or Sooner!


Please see the attached grading rubric form for this assignment. Grades will be based on adherence to guidelines as well as interest, creativity, and original thinking.  Your opinion counts!


One paper will be chosen to submit to ADHA’s Access for publication in Strive – The Student View section. Guidelines for submission are on the following page. Go to the following website to view previous student articles published in Access:


“Strive—the Student View” Author Guidelines

“Strive—the Student View” was conceived as the answer to an expressed need from student members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association to include them in the entire association process.

Who May Submit?

Anyone currently enrolled in a dental hygiene educational program may submit a column for consideration; however, no submission will be considered if a faculty mentor is not identified. When submitting, please copy your faculty mentor on all correspondence.

The Faculty Mentor

The purpose of including the faculty mentor in the process is to ensure that an educator from the author’s school has read the paper and believes that it appropriately represents the school’s student work at the author’s level of study. Access staff will edit the column for style and return it to the author and faculty mentor for approval, along with standard author agreement form for the author. The faculty mentor will be identified at the end of the article, following a brief author biographical statement including the name of the program and the author’s year of study.


“Strive—the Student View” columns need not be prepared specifically for Access; previously created coursework is welcome. Researched papers must be accompanied by references, with primary references preferred. Wikipedia is not acceptable as a reference. Every statement of fact must be referenced, the exception being reports of the author’s own research or experience; for example

Needs a reference Doesn’t need a reference
Dental hygiene students support the ADHP. I surveyed my classmates and found that 100 percent of them support the ADHP.
Nursing home residents display an oral health care knowledge deficit. We visited a nursing home and provided flossing instructions to five residents who said they were surprised they had been doing it ineffectively.
Loupes help dental hygienists maintain optimal body alignment. Using the loupes helped me maintain the body alignment I had been taught to use.

In addition to researched articles, “Strive—the Student View” also welcomes articles about the concerns and experiences of dental hygiene students, for example, how to prepare for a test, the importance of stress management for students or developing the leadership characteristics necessary for a successful dental hygiene career.

Submission Guidelines

Please submit no more than 1,800 words in an electronic document attached to an email message to Include up to six appropriate photographs, figures and tables.

Author Photos

If your work is accepted, each author will be asked to submit a high-quality digital headshot. In the case of multiple authors, a group photograph is acceptable if you prefer.

Also Keep in Mind

“Strive—Special Feature” is a column written by Access staff to highlight student projects. For example, if your class has participated in a successful fundraising or outreach project that might serve as an example for students at other schools, write to Access with a brief description and we will consider setting up interviews with participants.

“Strive—Achievement” is a column written by Access staff to highlight student achievements. For example, if you received an award or honor for dental hygiene related activities, write to Access with a brief description and we will consider setting up an interview.


Student Name___________________________________________________

Course________________________    Semester_______________________

CONTENT Exceeds Expectations Meets Expectations Below Expectations Points
Thesis Thesis is clear 10   9 Thesis is adequate 8  7  6  5 Thesis is poor 4  3  2   1  


All information is factually correct 10   9 Most information is factually correct 8  7  6  5 Many factual errors/inconsistencies 4  3  2   1  


Excellent background, context, and idea development 10   9 Adequate background, context, and idea development 8  7  6  5 Poor background, context, and idea development 4  3  2   1  
 Detail & Analysis Excellent discussion of detail & analysis 10   9 Adequate discussion of detail & analysis 8  7  6  5 Vague discussion of detail & analysis 4  3  2   1  


Effective conclusion/integration 10   9 Adequate conclusion/integration 8  7  6  5 Weak conclusion/integration 4  3  2   1  


Excellent variety of sources 10   9 Adequate variety of sources 8  7  6  5 Inadequate variety of sources 4  3  2   1  
APA Style Excellent APA Style

10   9

Adequate APA Style

8  7  6  5

Poor APA Style

4  3  2   1

Organization Clear organization 10   9 Adequate organization    8  7  6  5 Confusing organization 4  3  2   1
Transition Smooth transitions 10   9 Adequate transitions 8  7  6  5 Awkward transitions 4  3  2   1


Correct grammar/ no spelling mistakes    10   9 Few grammar errors/ Few spelling mistakes    8  7  6  5 Incorrect grammar/ many spelling mistakes   4  3  2   1


Thank you for being a part of my class!


DEH 2602 Periodontology Palm Beach State College

Revised Fall 2015 Dental Health Services



Annotated Bibliography: Cardiac Arrhythmias

Fernando Azor

Palm Beach State College

Citation: Chaudhry, S., Jaiswal, R., & Sachdeva, S. (2016). Dental considerations in cardiovascular patients: A practical perspective. Indian heart journal, 68(4), 572–575.

Summary: This journal article talks about the dental considerations that arise for those patients with any kind of arrhythmia. In the study, the researchers talk about the complications that could arise for those patients with arrhythmias while receiving dental treatment. These patients would need extra considerations when deciding what dental treatment is appropriate for them and what, if any, precautions are necessary. The article talks about how drug interactions that might need to happen during dental treatment, should be consulted first with their cardiologist to ok the use of. Making aware of what medications a patient is taking can reduce the mild to potentially fatal drug interactions that a drug may be used during treatment. Dental professionals have the duty to be the first line of defense when it comes to spotting a patient with suspected cardiovascular issues and should pay close attention to any adverse reactions caused by dental treatment drugs. Overall, as dental health professionals, it is just as important to be fully aware of the person as a whole and not just their oral health.

Citation: Hunt, A., & Tolle, S. (2018). Treatment Considerations for Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases. Retrieved from:

Summary: This web article discusses cardiovascular disease (CVD) in general and talks about dental hygienists having to interact with patients that may have CVD. It also talks about how as a dental hygienist, one should be cautious and understanding of the disease characteristics, pathophysiology, and different treatment methods. The article in general discusses two common CVD’s: cardiac arrhythmia and infective endocarditis. After reading the article, one should be able to understand what cardiac arrhythmias are and how they can effect dental care treatment.

Citation: Rhodus, N. L., & Little, J. W. (2003). Dental management of the patient with cardiac arrhythmias: An update. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, 96(6), 659-668. doi:10.1016/s1079-2104(03)00380-9

Summary: This article talks about how cardiac arrhythmias are present frequently in dental treatment seeking patients. The article talks about the kinds of arrhhytmias there are and how they are classified. Cardia arrhythmias have no target audience and can be found in even the healthiest of people. Those with noted arrhythmias should take more precautions when considering dental treatment because it could cause life threatening symptoms. The main purpose of this article is to review the types of cardiac arrhythmias, along with their treatments. Also, how it is important to identify patients with arrhythmias to consider their dental management overall.