2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Dental
College of Allied Health Professions
(406) 896-5830

DENT 305 Introduction to Dental Hygiene Research
2 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (F)  Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of dental hygiene research including methodologies and data analysis.  Students will develop the ability to evaluate scientific writing and the components of research studies.

DENT 360 Educational Methods in Dental Hygiene
3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (F)  Examines various educational methods required for effective dental hygiene instruction.  Topics include course content analysis, development of performance objectives, assessment methods including formative and summative evaluations, instructional strategies, and learning styles.

DENT 380 Contemporary Issues in Dental Hygiene
3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (Sp)  Provides information on changing trends in dental hygiene which impact the effectiveness of dental hygienists and the oral health outcomes of their patients.  The course will explore issues such as new systems in healthcare delivery, changing technologies, scientific advancements, population diversity, and the impact of a more informed public.

DENT 470 Leadership in Dental Hygiene
3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Offered ONLY Online. (Sp)  Provides an introduction to theories and principles of leadership.  Basic concepts in negotiations, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship are included.  This course promotes the development of leadership skills for dental hygienists related to personal behavior, communication, and organization to enhance the dental hygiene profession and to promote optimal oral health in the community.

DENT 499A Capstone Part 1
V1-3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. (F)  Integrates the knowledge and skills acquired in Dental Hygiene coursework through the development of an electronic portfolio which demonstrates the alignment of individual course achievements with dental hygiene degree completion learning outcomes.  The Capstone begins in the fall semester with DENT 499A and continues in the spring semester with DENT 499B and includes both on-site and online requirements.

DENT 499B Capstone Part 2
V1-3 cr. Prerequisite: AAS Dental Hygiene from a program accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. (Sp)  Integrates the knowledge and skills acquired in Dental Hygiene coursework through the development of an electronic portfolio which demonstrates the alignment of individual course achievements with dental hygiene degree completion learning outcomes.  The Capstone begins in the fall semester with DENT 499A and continues in the spring semester with DENT 499B and includes both on-site and online requirements.

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