Course : DNHY Dental Health Education
- Course Number
- Section Number
- Fall 2022
- Centennial Hall, 103
- Kelly Holcomb
- Days & Times
- Final Exam Day/Time
- Wednesday, December 07, 2022 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Curriculum Vitae
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Given reading assignments, lectures, class discussion and lab and
clinic work as applicable, upon completion of this course the student should be
1. Summarize the purpose of dental health education.
2. Identify and analyze the development of the patientâs health attitudes and behaviors.
3. Explain and demonstrate interpersonal skills and personality characteristics deemed
desirable in the competent dental health educator.
4. Differentiate between the techniques utilized when conducting dental education.
5. Analyze and discuss the role of nutrition in the etiology and progress of dental
disease on a professional level, as well as in âlayâ terms.
6. Describe the relationship between nutrition and the formation of plaque, caries, and
7. Identify the various psychological characteristics of different age groups that affect
dental health instruction techniques and materials used.
8. Recognize cultural as well as socioeconomic barriers that can affect dental health
instruction techniques and materials used.
9. Formulate and present a comprehensive patient education program on an
individualized basis to patients in the clinical setting.
10. Draft and submit a written report based on a geriatric interview (de-identified
information only) that illustrates how the patientâs upbringing and life history shaped
their current oral health views/status. Discuss appropriate modifications to oral health
education and patient management techniques.
Students will receive a grade on Part I based on the 50 multiple choice
items pertaining directly to Dental Hygiene Ed content. Points earned on Part 2âs
case-based items pertaining to Dental Health Ed will be added to Part I as bonus
points to determine the final exam grade for this course. The values of Part 2 items
will be determined by the individual course instructor. Therefore, the points earned
for Part 2 items will vary between courses.
Exam # 1 20%
Exam # 2 20%
Exam # 3 20%
Final Exam 20%
Geriatric Project 15%
Water bottles, cell phones, and hand-held calculators/computers are not allowed in the
room during any examination. Possession of any of these items during an exam will
be construed as academic dishonestly and will be dealt with accordingly.
Dental Hygiene Department Grading Scale
A = 92 to 100
B = 83 to 91
C = 75 to 82
D = 65 to 74
75 FINAL COURSE AVERAGE IS THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE GRADE FOR
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE
More than two (2) absences for any reason will result in a loss of 5 points from the final
course grade for EACH absence over the allowed 2.
In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual decisions may be made.
Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of one (1) absence. Students must be present for
the entire class period to get credit for a class session. Students leaving class early will
be counted as absent
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