DHY 251 - Dental Hygiene Clinical Practice IV
Course Description: This course builds upon skills and understandings developed in DHCP III to further develop the student’s ability to provide competent Dental Hygiene care. The primary focus of the course is to refine the student’s decision making for efficient and effective delivery of the dental hygiene process of care. There is an emphasis on the Dental Hygiene Diagnosis for client care and evaluation of the effectiveness of that care. Students will participate in outreach placements in which they provide services to the community.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 200, DHY 203, and DHY 204, all with a C or better; completion of DHY 201
Note(s): Open to Dental Hygiene degree students only
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate competency in providing the dental hygiene process of care to a diverse group of patients within the clinical and community settings.
- Apply principles of safety as they relate to the patient and self.
- Display professional behavior by adhering to the department’s policies and the ADHA Code of Ethics.
- Exhibit effective communication and interactive skills with patients, colleagues and other professionals.
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