Community Dentistry (DHG 253)

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.

Prerequisites

The following courses must be taken prior to this course
DHG 261 - Periodontics II, DHG 226 - Dental Pain Control, and DHG 228 - Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene III

Corequisites

The following courses must be taken along side this course
DHG 258 - Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene IV. May be taken prior or during course.
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