Aug 15, 2018
DHYG 114 Principles & Issues in Dental Hygiene I2 credits
This course introduces the student to dental hygiene. Current concepts of dental hygiene practice are examined with emphasis on the problem-solving process, professional ethics, and the responsibilities of the dental hygienist to the profession.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dental Hygiene program.
Corequisites: DHYG 111 , DHYG 112 , DHYG 113 , DHYG 115 , DHYG 116 , DHYG 118 , DHYG 119 .
Quarters Offered: Fall
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Describe the practice of dental hygiene as a profession
- Recognize responsibility and accountability as professional obligations
- Explain the basic principles of organization and time management underlying successful dental hygiene practice
- Identify the basic principles and concepts of teaching and learning as they relate to dental hygiene practice
- Explain the principles of self-directed learning as they relate to continuing dental hygiene education and practice
- Identify the basic components of the problem-solving process (i.e., assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation)
- Describe how the problem-solving process is used as a model for the practice of dental hygiene
- Apply basic interpersonal skills in interactions with dental patients, colleagues, and staff
- Identify the ethics and the legal issues involved in the practice of dental hygiene
- Explain the purpose and components of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) Code of Ethics
- Explain the professional role and responsibilities of the dental hygienist related to the community, dental profession, dental team, and client
- Exhibit professional attitudes and behaviors as they relate to the practice of dental hygiene