Catalog 2016-2017 
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Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 135 Community Dental Health I

2 credits
Students study the health/disease continuum from the viewpoint of the community, basic concepts of community dental health, and the community dental health process of care model. Students examine multi-cultural issues and attitudes regarding dental care.

Prerequisites: DHYG 121 , DHYG 122 , DHYG 123 , DHYG 124 , DHYG 127 , DHYG 137 , DHYG 139 .

Corequisites: DHYG 132 , DHYG 133 , DHYG 134 , DHYG 136 , DHYG 138 .

Quarters Offered: Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the four quarter health promotion group community project
  • Describe basic concepts of community dental health
  • Explain  the role of dental hygienists in oral and general health and wellness promotion in the community
  • Explain the assessment, diagnosis, planning, and implementation phases of community health promotion programming
  • Describe the process of care model for healthy communities 
  • Explain issues regarding access to dental health services in the US
  • Identify personal and community issues related to cultural diversity in dentistry
  • Explain the role of the dental hygienist as an agent for change