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CCOG for DH 252 Winter 2024

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Course Number:
DH 252
Course Title:
Community Oral Health II
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Course Description

Students utilize public health program planning models to develop and participate with community oral health programs for various populations.

Addendum to Course Description

Prerequisite: Completion of DH 208 with a grade of C or better.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Recognize the various dental projects, clinics, research efforts and other facilities in the local area and provide treatment in a public health setting.
  • Design and implement an oral health program for a community population.
  • Explore communication styles with various populations, with an emphasis on cultural competence.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Evaluation of student rotations
  • Quizzes
  • Written progress report on the program developed by the student for a community population including surveys, population profile, goals and objectives, communication log, and mentor evaluations
  • Comprehensive final examination

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Local agencies providing dental services, education or research.
  • Assessing dental needs and building rapport with a community population.
  • Conduct and analyze a survey for student-run project.
  • Dental health education and promotion in the community.

Skill Competencies

  • Provide dental hygiene services in a public health setting.
  • Identify a target population that demonstrates a need for oral health intervention.
  • Conduct a minimal analysis of data produced by a survey of the target group.
  • Design and implement a dental health program to address the health need.
  • Select and create materials to teach dental health concepts.
  • Effectively communicate with a liaison for the target population with whom the student will develop their dental health program (student run project.)
  • Continue discussion, exploration of public health initiatives.
  • Explore basic Spanish dental terminology.
  • Discuss communication styles and health beliefs of various populations and relate them to the delivery of oral health.