Community Dentistry 2

DEHY 232
2 CR

This course is a continuation of Community Dentistry 1 with more emphasis on community oral health education, epidemiology, and disease prevention. This course is designed to prepare students to meet specific oral health needs of community groups as distinct from the traditional clinical approach that is designed to meet the needs of individual patients. Students will complete a community health project identified in Community Dentistry 1 that will include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating a program for a target population. Students will also learn the basic principles of biostatistics and research design. Successful completion of this course is mandatory for continuing in the program. Lab Fee

Prerequisites: formal admission to the Dental Hygiene Program; and a "C" in DEHY 240