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DENT 232 Comm Dental Hlth and Educ

Credits: 2 (30 Lecture and Community Service Hours)

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program

A presentation of various methods and material used in community dental health education. The course provides an understanding of basic research and statistical concepts needed for sound community health practices. Emphasis on the use of evidenced based philosophy for acquiring, assessing, interpreting, critically analyzing, and incorporating scientific literature into community health practices. Field assignments in selected social settings and the development of a community project including assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation components will encourage lifelong participation in community dental health care and volunteerism.