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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 23, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 224 Principles & Issues V

2 credits
Course will cover career and educational opportunities, the employment process, licensure and continuing education requirements in Washington and across the U.S., and the role of practice standards for quality assurance.

Prerequisites: DHYG 212 , DHYG 213 , DHYG 214 , DHYG 215 , DHYG 219 .

Corequisites: DHYG 222 , DHYG 223 , DHYG 225 , DHYG 229 .

Quarters Offered: Winter

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

  • Describe career opportunities for dental hygienists, and emerging professional roles
  • Discuss the employment process
  • Explain licensure for dental hygiene practice
  • Discuss the portability of qualifications and out-of-state employment
  • Explain the business aspects of a dental practice
  • Discuss the dental hygienist as an agent for change in various employment settings
  • Discuss the application of professional practice standards for quality assurance
  • Describe post-degree educational opportunities for dental hygienists