DHG 253 Community Dentistry

Credits: 2.00

This course is designed to introduce the student dental hygienist to the knowledge and skills necessary to promote oral health in the community. Topics include an overview of public health and its relationship to community dental health, epidemiology and prevention of oral disease, factors affecting the delivery, financing and utilization of dental services, planning community dental programs, and basic research and statistical concepts. Students will apply course content to assess, design, implement and evaluate a community dental health program. PREREQUISITE(S): All third semester courses in the Dental Hygiene Program of Study CO-REQUISITE(S): DHG 251 - Preventive Oral Health Services IV (Clinic) DHG 252 - Preventive Oral Health Services IV (Seminar)

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Last Updated: 03/01/2016