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Educational Goals

The Educational Goals

 

  • Prepare dental hygienists who will be able to effectively assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate current dental hygiene services
  • Develop appropriate decision-making skills and utilize professional judgement, conduct, and ethics to provide optimum care 
  • Promote innovtive approaches to problem solving and critical thinking that stimulate independence and responsibility 
  • Enhance communication skills that enable students to work effectively with diverse populations as memebers of the health care team 
  • Promote active participation and leadership in community activities, service learning and professional associations 
  • Instill a commitment to strive for excellence 
  • Demonstrate lifelong involvement in their profession and commmunity, and incorporate contemporary knowldege into practice as adminstrators, consumer advocates and public health advocates.