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Dental Hygiene (AS)

Program Learning Outcome #1
Identify individual and population risk factors and develop strategies that promote health-related quality of life.

Program Learning Outcome #2
Evaluate and utilize methods to ensure the health and safety of the patient/client and the dental professional in the delivery of dental treatment.

Program Learning Outcome #3
Respect the goals, values, beliefs and preferences of the patient/client while promoting optimal oral and general health.

Program Learning Outcome #4
Systematically collect, analyze and record data on the general, oral and psychosocial health status of a variety of patients/clients using methods consistent with medical/legal principles.

Program Learning Outcome #5
Collaborate with the patient/client and/or other health professionals to formulate a comprehensive dental health services care plan that is patient /client-centered and based on current scientific evidence.

Program Learning Outcome #6
Provide dental care to promote patient/client health and wellness using critical thinking and problem solving in the provision of evidenced-based practice.

Program Learning Outcome #7
Promote the values of oral and general health and wellness to the public and organizations within and outside the profession

Program Learning Outcome #8
Continuously perform self-assessment for life-long learning and professional growth.

Program Learning Outcome #9
Advance the profession through service activities and affiliations with professional organizations.

Program Learning Outcome #10
The program graduate will pass the state of board licensure/certification exam

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