This course provides first-year students with an introduction to dentistry, dental hygiene, and the role of the dental team and the health care delivery systems within the community. Students are exposed to concepts in ethics and professionalism and will keep an ethics journal. Additionally, students are introduced to basic research methodologies that will facilitate the learning process used in the Dental Hygiene Program. Students will identify a target population for a community health project that will be completed in Community Dentistry 2. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program.
Community Dentistry 1
Prerequisites: formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program