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.
|The following courses must be taken prior to this course|
|DHG 261 - Periodontics II|
|DHG 226 - Dental Pain Control|
|DHG 220 - Theory and Practice of Dental Hygiene III and DHG 225 - Oral Pharmacology|
|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.|