DEH2701 – Community Oral Health

COMMON COURSE ID

DEH2701

COMMON COURSE NAME

Community Oral Health

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to provide the dental hygiene student with the didactic knowledge necessary to plan, implement and evaluate oral healthcare interventions in the community. This course will emphasize the principles, theories and concepts of community oral health as well as the methods for determining community oral health status, identifying barriers to optimum health and selecting appropriate barrier interventions. The dental hygiene student will formulate an oral health educational intervention that will be implemented and evaluated in the community. Throughout this course, the frontline role of the Dental Hygienist in the primary and secondary prevention of oral diseases within community practice and service will be emphasized.