The purpose of this program is to prepare dental hygiene students for entry into the dental hygiene profession as a licensed clinician providing preventive, therapeutic, restorative and educational methods for the control of oral disease and promotion of optimal oral health
Students who complete this program will be able to:
Demonstrate application of principles of ethical reasoning, decision making and professional responsibility in the provision and support of evidence based oral health care services, research, patient care and practice management
Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and self-evaluation in the provision of comprehensive care, selection of patient management strategies,and professional competence development
Select and plan educational and clinical services for periodontal diseases using appropriate interpersonal communication, comprehensive data collection, knowledge of periodontal conditions and therapies, and educational strategies
Access, critically appraise, apply and communicate evidence based practices for all periodontal classifications within diverse patient populations
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