Current Dental Hygiene Practice
2 Credit Hours

This course explores the integration of therapy and clinical experiences to the application of practice management of dental hygiene. It is designed to orient the student to the various office settings and each team member's role. This course will also help introduce the dental hygiene student the moral, legal and administrative challenges that can occur in the dental practice, including adult and child abuse and the legal aspects including the statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to the practice of dental hygiene in the state of Iowa. Dental Hygiene is a licensed profession and are held accountable for their actions. This course will provide an introduction to various ethical theories, moral philosophy and reasoning. The American Dental Hygienists' Association Code of Ethics will provide a guide for the student in their daily practice. The governmental policy and employment regulations that impact the delivery of dental hygiene care will also be covered. Included in this course is baseline knowledge of Ethics as it relates to dental care issues.