Dental Hygiene

Students will be able to:

         provide accurate, consistent and complete documentation for assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of dental hygiene services

         respect the goals, values, beliefs and preferences of clients while promoting optimal oral and general health

         work effectively as a team member, and take a leadership role in encouraging interdisciplinary health care

         consult with professional colleagues using appropriate medical/dental terminology

         critically analyze research and apply it to dental hygiene practice

         use critical thinking, problem solving and ethical decision-making in the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of dental hygiene services

         recognize emergency situations and respond effectively

         critically analyze research and apply it to dental hygiene practice

         demonstrate skill in using computers, written and graphic resources to research evidence based, health related information

         present educational information to clients and professional colleagues utilizing a variety of appropriate audio-visual aids and technology

         utilize appropriate computational skills to help perform dental hygiene services

         apply ethical principles as outlined in the professional code of ethics of the American Dental Hygienists Association to his/her personal life and to the practice of dental hygiene

         develop multiple strategies to continue his/her education, to stay current with contemporary practices and to further personal and professional development

         assume responsibility for dental hygiene actions and care based on accepted scientific theories and research as well as the accepted standard of care

         differentiate between normal and non-normal structures of the head, neck and oral cavity

         provide care to all patients using an individualized approach that is humane, empathetic and caring and ensures the confidentiality of client information

         consult with other professionals as needed to help ensure healthcare is comprehensive

         work with individuals and communities and to improve oral and general health

         advance the profession through service activities and affiliations with professional organizations

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2013/2014 Plan  
2012/2013 Plan Report
2011/2012 Plan Report

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