Educational Goals

The Educational Goals

 

  • Prepare dental hygienists who will be able to effectively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate current dental hygiene services
  • Develop appropriate decision-making skills and utilize professional judgement, conduct, and ethics to provide optimum care
  • Promote innovative approaches to problem solving and critical thinking that stimulate independence and responsibility
  • Enhance communication skills that enable students to work effectively with diverse populations as members of the health care team
  • Promote active participation and leadership in community activities, service learning and professional associations
  • Instill a commitment to strive for excellence
  • Demonstrate lifelong involvement in their profession and community, and incorporate contemporary knowledge into practice as administrators, consumer advocates and public health advocates.