Dental Hygiene - Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Provide the services outlined in the NYS Dental Hygiene Practice Act.
- Perform all phases of dental hygiene care, including assessment, planning implementation, and evaluation.
- Demonstrate problem solving strategies when managing patient care; and will make recommendations and referrals based on scientific theories and research.
- Make treatment recommendations and referrals based on accepted scientific theories and research.
- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate educational activities to promote good oral health and minimize disease in the community.
- Be competent in the application of self assessment skills and demonstrate a commitment to life long learning as well as the advancement of dental hygiene as a profession.
- Conform to the ADHA’s Professional Code of Ethics while attending all classes, labs/clinics and when completing off campus rotations in the community.
- Integrate legal and ethical concepts: maintaining patient confidentiality and autonomy while providing therapeutic interventions with cultural sensitivity and without discrimination.
- Create accurate and complete written documents and effectively communicate with peers, faculty, staff, other health care professionals, as well as patients.
- Be adequately prepared to successfully pass the National Dental Hygiene Examination and and both portions of the CDCA Exam (previously Northeast Regional Exam) with 75% proficiency; and will be complete all requirements for NYS certification to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide analgesia.