Degree and Certificate Outcomes

DH - Dental Hygiene Outcomes

AAS - Dental Hygiene AAS Degree

Degree Outcomes Core Outcomes
Communicate with patients, peers, the public and other healthcare professionals using verbal, non-verbal and written language with clarity, coherence and purpose.
  • Communication
Apply scientific research methods to support evidence based treatment modalities with specific concern for oral health and overall health.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Competently assess, diagnose, plan, implement, evaluate and document dental hygiene needs of an individual and/or community, and deliver appropriate oral disease prevention therapies in an ever changing healthcare environment.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Enhance knowledge and practice self-assessment as a life-long learner by seeking peer support in professional associations, fulfilling continuing education and exploring career and professional growth.
  • Self-Reflection
Practice the ethics and responsibilities of the profession by maintaining current knowledge of all dental hygiene procedures, as defined within the scope of the state practice act.
  • Community and Environmental Responsibility
  • Professional Competence
Promote, refer, collaborate and exhibit professional behaviors expected of a member of the oral healthcare team.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Professional Competence
Recognize different oral health beliefs and effectively communicate with,advocate for, educate and treat diverse populations.
  • Cultural Awareness