This course is designed to provide the theoretical and experiential foundations essential for teaching the primary and secondary prevention of oral diseases to the public. Course content will include concepts of health and wellness; theories of  teaching, learning and motivation;  research analysis as it applies to evidence-based practice;  describing various target populations through knowledge of life stage changes and comprehensive patient assessment data; biologic and lifestyle threats to oral health and the identification of scientifically sound self-care methods for counteracting these threats.   Throughout this course, the frontline role of the dental hygienist in the primary and secondary prevention of oral diseases in a private dental practice setting will be addressed. 


Preventive Dentistry