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Dental health education and public health are introduced and evaluated in this 3 credit course. Emphasis is placed on the role of the hygienist in promoting dental health in the private office and community, educational methods, biostatistics, and epidemiology. The course is intended to provide the student with information necessary to enable her/him to understand the foundations upon which community dentistry and dental health education are built. Questions such as what is health, can it be measured, and if so, how and what are the variables influencing health, can these be manipulated, are addressed. Who pays for health and what are the different avenues for delivering this healthcare will be evaluated. Community dental hygiene and oral health is every hygienist’s concern. Prerequisites: DH 100, DH 101, DH 102, DH 103, DH 104, DH 105, DH 106, DH 200, DH 202, DH 203, DH 206, DH 209, DH 210, and DH 211. Corequisites: DH 201, DH204, DH 205, and DH 207

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