ADED227C: Dental Ethics and Jurisprudence

Allied Dental Education
Credits 1 Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours 0 Lecture Hours 1
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A study of the ethical and legal issues involved in dental care delivery as well as office management procedures.

  • Prepare and present appropriate oral health presentation clinically, in the classroom, or in an alternative seeing to a targeted population. (PC 1.1-1.4)
  • Discern and manage the ethical issues facing dental hygiene practice in a rapidly changing environment. (PC 1.1 - 1.4)
  • Contribute to improving the knowledge, skills, and values of the profession.(PC 3.2 – 3.4)
  • Provide planned educational services using appropriate interpersonal communication skills, and educational strategies to promote optimal health. (PC 4.1 – 4.4)
  • Initiate and assume responsibility for health promotion and disease prevention activities for diverse populations in a variety of settings. (PC 5.1 – 5.6)
  • Systematically collect, correlate, critically analyze, and record data on the general, oral, and psychosocial health status of a variety of clients using methods consistent with medico-legal-ethical principles. (PC 6.1 – 6.5)
  • Formulate a comprehensive dental hygiene care plan that is evidence-based and client centered. (PC 7.1 – 7.7)
  • Provide specialized care which includes educational, preventive, and therapeutic services designed to assist the client in achieving and maintaining oral health goals. (PC 8.1 – 8.9)
  • Critically evaluate the effectiveness of implemented educational preventive, and therapeutic service and make modifications if necessary. (PC 9.1 – 9.5)
  • Provide dental hygiene care while maintaining a demeanor of professional and ethical behaviors. (PC 1.1, 1.2)
  • Employ proper infection control protocol to prevent the transmission of disease.(8.1)
  • Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques when treating the target population. (5.9)
  • Apply the principles of record management for thorough, accurate, and legible documentation. (9.1-9.5)
  • Asses, plan, implement and evaluate effective dental hygiene strategies and interventions. (6.1-6.15)