2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
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DHYG 451 Extramural Practice II (2 credits)



Prerequisite Current enrollment in Bachelor of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene program.

Course Description
Externships in community dental facilities in Pierce and King Counties that include specialty practice providers and mobile clinics, for clients who may be medically compromised, low income, economically depressed, and high risk.

Student Outcomes
1. In inter-professional or intra-professional settings, accurately and consistently provide preventive and definitive clinical dental hygiene services to:
a. medically compromised and disabled patients.
b. “high-risk” underserved patients.
2. In inter-professional or intra-professional settings, accurately and consistently, demonstrate technical proficiency in the provision of clinical dental hygiene procedures with sensitivity to the physical, emotional, and social problems of the patient.
3. In inter-professional or intra-professional settings, accurately and consistently, demonstrate proficiency in the use of special adaptive techniques and equipment for given disabled patients.
4. In inter-professional or intra-professional settings, accurately and consistently, demonstrate the ability to adapt oneself to all types of clinical and community settings, personnel, and patients.
5. Evaluate various employment possibilities.
6. In all settings, demonstrate professional communication skills using correct terminology and vocabulary necessary to discuss the oral health treatment plan and procedures with patients, peers, and other health care professionals and health care teams to foster health and health behavior.



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