DHYG-225

Oral Health Promotion

CREDITS: 3
LENGTH: 15 weeks
CAMPUS:
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PRE-REQUISITES: None
CO-REQUISITES: None
 
DESCRIPTION:
This course will emphasize prevention of oral disease and oral health promotion. The dental hygienists' role in oral health promotion is explained. Methods to control oral diseases, devices for removal of plaque, and other components of preventive dentistry will be covered. Emphasis is placed on individualized patient education, setting patient- centered goals, and the use of appropriate visual aids. An additional component has the learner focus on teaching, learning, and motivating through various communication techniques and principles. A variety of health/communication education theories are explored.

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