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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

DHY 226 - Dental Hygiene Ethics and Jurisprudence

1 credit hour - One hour of lecture weekly; one term.
Describe the ethical responsibility, regulations, and jurisprudence pertaining to dental hygiene. Define the dental hygienist’s role in the recognition, documentation, and reporting of family maltreatment, abuse, and neglect. Compare and contrast how states differ in the scope of practice and how state legislation is changing to advance the practice of dental hygiene.

Prerequisite(s): DHY 200 , DHY 202 , DHY 204 , and DHY 206  with a grade of C or better in each course.

Corequisite(s): DHY 220 , DHY 222 , and DHY 224 .

Course Outcomes:
  1. Define ethical professionalism, responsibility, values, and principles based on the code of ethics.
  2. Assess the scope of practice when working in the dental hygiene field based on state regulations.
  3. Design strategies to help prevent ethical misconduct.
  4. Evaluate the risks associated with completing a task that might be ethically questionable.
  5. Describe procedures to report misconduct to superiors.