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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DHYG 335 Community Dental Health I

2 credits
Students study the health-disease continuum from the viewpoint of the community, the basic concepts of community dental health, and the community dental health Process of Care model. Students examine multicultural issues and attitudes regarding dental care.

Prerequisites: DHYG 321 , DHYG 322 , DHYG 323 , DHYG 324 , DHYG 325 , DHYG 326 , and DHYG 329  

Corequisites: DHYG 331 , DHYG 332 , DHYG 333 , DHYG 336 , and DHYG 338  

Quarters Offered: Spring

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

  • Describe a health promotion 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 United States
  • Identify individual and community issues related to cultural diversity in dentistry
  • Explain the role of the dental hygienist as an agent for change

Total Hours: 20 Lecture Hours: 20