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DENT 305 Introduction to Dental Hygiene Research

3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (F)  Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of dental hygiene research including methodologies and data analysis.  Students will develop the ability to evaluate scientific writing and the components of research studies and complete an action research study based on an environmental problem.

 

DENT 360 Educational Methods in Dental Hygiene

3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (F)  Provides dental hygienists with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, become knowledgeable about, and develop skills in instructional methods while applying and practicing these methods in the dental setting.

 

DENT 380 Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene

3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (Sp)  Examines current societal and professional issues and their impacts on dental hygiene practice.  Course components aim to stimulate interaction among learners around important, current, and emerging issues facing the profession of dental hygiene.

DENT 470 Leadership in Dental Hygiene

3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (Sp)  Promotes the development of leadership skills for dental hygienists related to personal behavior, communication, and organization to enhance the dental hygiene professional.

 

DENT 499 Capstone

3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (Sp)  Integrates the knowledge and skills acquired in dental hygiene coursework through the development of a culminating project which demonstrates the alignment of individual course achievements with dental hygiene learning outcomes.