SRJC Course Outlines

6/5/2023 12:05:48 AMDH 81 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DH 81Title:  COMMUNITY DENTAL HEALTH  
Full Title:  Community Dental Health
Last Reviewed:2/7/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled010 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Students will learn the principles of public health through classroom and field experience and participate in a community service learning experience.This course is designed to provide an insight into the opportunities for dental hygienists to work in community settings and public health.

Course Completion of DH 72

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Acceptance into the program

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will learn the principles of public health through classroom and field experience and participate in a community service learning experience.This course is designed to provide an insight into the opportunities for dental hygienists to work in community settings and public health.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of DH 72
Limits on Enrollment:Acceptance into the program
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2000Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Recognize the role of the dental hygienist within a community setting as a health care provider, educator, and consultant, and to provide assistance to community groups
and individuals seeking access to public dental services.
2. Describe the use of biostatistics in oral epidemiology in the development of community based dental programs.

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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Major Learning Outcomes
1. Define dental public health including the levels of dental preventive care and describe the factors that affect dental public health
2. Compare the aspects of private and public dental health models of practice and describe the seven professional roles of the dental hygienist
3. Defend the need for prevention modalities in dental public health practice and identify the governmental agencies that impact dental care delivery
4. Develop a lesson plan that encompasses individual learning levels and domains for a specific target group
5. Compare qualitative and quantitative evaluations using various dental indices as resources for oral health evaluation
6. Define oral epidemiology related to evidence-based practice in dental hygiene and apply surveillance data to the planning of strategies to improve oral health
7. Describe the various research designs used in oral epidemiology, ethics in research, and the methods used to conduct research studies
8. Identify and describe measures of dispersion, measure of central tendency and how they relate to inferential statistics

Topics and Scope
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I. Dental public health      
     A. concepts of health and dental public health    
     B. dental health care delivery in the private practice setting vs community setting   
     C. seven professional roles of the dental hygienist
II. Clinical measures used in oral health surveillance     
     A. screening methods       
      1. primary       
      2. secondary       
      3. tertiary
III. Health disparities     
     A. oral health disparities and barriers to healthcare       
      1. lack of providers      
      2. financial      
      3. transportation       
      4. cultural influences       
      5. educational status
IV. Oral health problems affecting the public and the extent to which they affect the population   
      A. dental caries   
      B. periodontal disease    
      C. oropharyngeal cancer    
      D. oral injuries
V. Epidemiology    
     A. concepts of epidemiology     
      1. epidemiologic triangle   
      2. agent factors   
      3. environmental factors   
      4. host factors    
      5. role of the epidemiologist    
      6. distribution of disease  
     B. measures of disease occurrence  
      1. incidence
      2. prevalence  
      3. morbidity  
      4. mortality  
      5. rate  
      6. epidemic
      7. endemic
      8. pandemic
      9. outbreak
VI. Influence of epidemiologic on the health of a community    
     A. barriers to health     
      1. transportation     
      2. socioeconomic    
      3. educational     
      4. cultural     
     B. determinants of health     
      1. environmental    
      2. educational level    
      3. health/genetics     
      4. socioeconomic     
      5. cultural
VII. Major dental indices utilized in dental public health    
      A. categories of indices     
       1. characteristics of an ideal index     
       2. four categories of indices    
     B. types of indices used in dental public health    
      1. decayed, missing filled teeth/surfaces for permanent teeth (DMFT/S)
     2. decayed, extraction needed, filled teeth/surface primart teeth (deft/defs)
     3. periodontal index    
      4. community periodontal index    
      5. root caries index    
      6. Dean's fluorosis index   
      7. plaque index    
      8. gingivitis
VIII. Scientific research design  
     A. define components of research methodology    
      1.  research design    
      2. sampling populations    
      3. convenience    
      4. judgement    
      5. systematic
     6. random    
      7. stratified
    B. observational studies       
      1. prospective (longitudinal) study design      
      2. retrospective (case control) study design       
      3. cross sectional study design      
      4. cohort study design   
    C. experimental studies       
     1. single blind design       
     2. double blind design      
     3. randomized control study      
     4. quasi-experimental    
   D. describe components of well-designed research in a journal article      
    1. scientific method      
    2. hypothesis testing     
    3. alternate hypothesis     
    4. null hypothesis   
   E. combating research bias    
    1. sample size     
    2. randomization of sample    
    3. double vs single blind studies  
 IX. Statistics     
   A. concepts of statistics and terminology     
     1. measures of central tendency     
     2. mean     
     3. mode      
    4. median    
   B. measures of dispersion      
    1. standard deviation     
    2. range      
    3. variance      
    4. correlation coefficients     
    5. probability   
  C. parametric tests      
    1. t-test      
    2. analysis of variance (ANOVA)    
  D. non-parametric tests    
   1. chi-square

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1. Reading assignments (1-2 chapters per week)
2. Quizzes (4-8)
3. Exams: midterms (2) and final
4. Developing a lesson plan for a target group
5. Lesson plan presentation
6. PICO question
7. Scientific literature review

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
40 - 50%
Scientific literature review; developing a lesson plan for a target group and PICO question
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Lesson Plan Presentation
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, midterm, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Dental Public Health and Research. 4th ed. Nathe, Christine. Pearson. 2017
Instructor prepared materials on CANVAS

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