NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2019  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog
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DHYG 1000 - Survey of Dental Hygiene

This course provides a broad overview of the dental hygiene profession.  Concepts addressed include history of the discipline, scope of practice, ethics, professionalism, dental terminology, basic dental anatomy, duties and responsibilities, evidence-based decision making, communication within a diverse culture, and career options.

Credits: 1

Instructional Method Lecture





Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of DHYG 1000 Survey of Dental Hygiene, the student will:


  1. explain the dental hygiene process of care model.
  2. identify basic oral anatomical features and terminology.
  3. analyze communication methods for diverse clients across the lifespan.
  4. apply evidenced-based, ethical, and legal principles to problem-based case scenarios.
  5. differentiate between career options.
  6. describe duties and responsibilities of a licensed dental hygienist.

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