Thursday 8-9:50 AM
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Identify and discuss issues central to community oral health programs.
2. Appreciate the necessity of addressing the five major issues central to community health programs, at each stage of the planning process.
3. Discuss the scope of each of the four elements of a systems approach to community oral health.
4. Describe and discuss the indices used to measure oral diseases.
5. Assess the problems of oral disease using epidemiological and statistical methods.
6. Plan, implement, and evaluate a community oral health presentation utilizing the systems approach.
7. Demonstrate and explain the rationale for various teaching methodologies utilized for the community presentations, through a micro-teaching simulation.
8. Evaluate the reliability and validity of research studies.
Learning objectives related to specific topics are given for each class session.
Two exams will be given for this course. Both exams will be based on the written objectives for the class sessions involved and each will be comprehensive from the first class session. No make-up exams will be given in this course. Any student missing an exam will be required to write a paper that is between 5 to 10 typewritten pages in length.
Topics will pertain to the material covered by the exam, and must be instructor approved.
During National Dental Health Month (February) each student will be required to participate in the assessment,
planning, implementation, and evaluation of a dental health program for designated area groups. The program
will also be presented to fellow dental hygiene students during micro-teaching simulations. Typewritten (double
spaced) reports will be submitted for grading purposes (one written report per team).
Final Course Grade Consist of:
30% Exam #1
30% Exam #2
20% Community Presentation
20% Community Presentation Write-up
Dental Hygiene Grading Scale
92-100 = A
83- 91 = B
75- 82 = C
64- 74 = D (D constitutes failure in Dental Hygiene Dept.& course must be repeated)
More than two (2) absences for any reason will result in a loss of five (5) points from the FINAL COURSE
GRADE for EACH absence over the allowed 2. In cases of extreme illness and/or hospitalization, individual
decisions may be made. Two (2) tardies will be the equivalent of 1 absence. If you are not in your chair, pen
and paper in hand, ready to begin at 8:00 AM promptly, you will be considered tardy.
By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a limited right in all intellectual property created
by the student for the purpose of this course. The limited right shall include but shall not be limited to the right
to reproduce the student=s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purposes.
The use of cell phones during lecture classes will not be tolerated, FOR ANY REASON. If you utilize
your cell phone without prior permission, the phone will be confiscated for the remainder of the
The American With Disabilities Act:
Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual=s disability and complies with
Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility, and employment of
individuals in programs and activities. MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to
individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment
requirements. For assistance call (940) 397-4618 or (940) 397-4515.
It is the student=s responsibility to declare any disabilities. After declaration, preferably at the beginning of
each semester, the student needs to contact individual instructors to determine any reasonable
accommodations that may be required.