This course examines current societal and professional issues and their impact on practice. The student examines the role of the dental hygienist in increasing access to dental care; researches and compares traditional and alternative practice models; and proposes changes to the healthcare system to improve delivery. It also discusses changing technology in dentistry and dental hygiene; political advocacy; dental hygiene education/accreditation; demographic shifts; ethics and professionalism; interprofessional education; and global perspectives of dental hygiene.
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Oral Health Science (OHS)
3 hours of online lecture per week