May 23, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

DHY 200 - Concepts in Dental Hygiene III


Course Description:  

This course introduces the concepts of health education, and the dental hygienist’s role in providing dental health education to the public. The primary focus of the course includes the concepts of the learning process through which students will design and implement dental health education presentations and on the role of the hygienist in the promotion of health and well-being and in the prevention of disease. Emphasis is placed on relating classroom discussions to preventative counseling and developing practical skills for working in the community.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of DHY 150 with a C or better; completion of DHY 151
Note(s): Open to Dental Hygiene degree students only

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate factors used to support patient adherence to disease prevention and/or health maintenance strategies.
  • Provide dental hygiene care to promote community and patient health and wellness using critical thinking and problem solving according to accepted standards of care.
  • Use evidence-based decision making to evaluate and incorporate emerging treatment modalities to diverse populations.
  • Incorporate the goals, values, beliefs, and preferences of patients to promote optimal oral and general health.

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