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Norma J. Wells
D HYG 465
Seattle Campus

Theoretical and Scientific Basis for Dental Hygiene Practice

Emphasis on new or emerging oral health theory and science and its relevance to global and local unsolved preventable dental diseases in context of economic, political, cultural, social, and moral issues. Provides framework for Internet search and retrieval of information and evidence-based science decision-making. Includes technical writing and public speaking. Offered: A.

Class Description

Students will learn to connect global, national, and local oral health issues to current science and technology of population health and the profession of dental hygiene as the study the theoretical and scientific basis of clincal practice.

General methods of instruction include: Invited guest lectures, telephone conferencing, group discussion, journal reading, and Internet and print library research.

Recommended preparation

Prior experience in use of email, Internet browsing, and word processing is essential as well as, upper division level reading comprehension, technical writing, and public speaking skills.

Class Assignments and Grading

Reading, writing, web-based academic profile development, and public-speaking constitute the nature of the assignments. Computer laboratory exercises are carried out during class meetings or as assigned homework.

Competency-based grading system is used. The core competencies include: English language usage in technical writing, public speaking, and problem-solving. Results of mid-term and final written examinations are used in compling the grade.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
for more information go to 465 2003 link
Last Update by Norma J. Wells
Date: 09/30/2003