Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

  • Description: The Dental Hygiene program at LCCC will prepare students to perform dental hygiene services in accordance with the state practice act and reflective of current theory and practice. The student will also be prepared to acknowledge the role of the dental hygienist as a member of the dental health team.
     
Dental Hygiene Program Outcomes Program Measurements Used
Results  Comparison Data  Continuous Improvement
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of competencies to perform dental hygiene functions. Dental Hygiene National Board Exam  100% passage on first attempt. LCCC Benchmark level of 85%
No intervention needed at this time.
2. Devise a comprehensive dental public health program by integrating all the components necessary to successfully implement a Community Oral Health Program in a Public Health Facility or School system. Rubric Analysis of Dental Hygiene Research Project 100% of students completing program met the minimum benchmark of 75%
LCCC Benchmark level of 75%
No intervention needed at this time.
3. Interpret the Ohio Dental Practice Act. Ohio State Dental Laws and Rules Examination
100% passage on first attempt. LCCC Benchmark level of 85% No intervention needed at this time.
4. Utilize the Dental Hygiene Process to effectively Assess, Plan, Implement, and Evaluate Patient Care Services. Northeast Regional Board Clinical Board Exam 100% passage on first attempt.
LCCC Benchmark level of 85%
No intervention needed at this time.
5. Function effectively as a key member of the dental health team. Employer Survey
100% rated skills at or above expectations
LCCC Benchmark level of 85% No intervention needed at this time.
6. Using the American Dental Hygiene Code of Conduct as a model, value the profession of dentistry and dental hygiene through the advancement of professional organizations. American Dental Hygiene Association
Data being compiled 50% of students would be expected to convert to practicing members of the ADHA.
To be determined
7. Develop a code of behavior that demonstrates an appreciation for professional research and life-long learning. Rubric Analysis of Dental Hygiene Portfolio
100% of students completing program met the minimum benchmark of 75% LCCC Benchmark level of 75% No intervention needed at this time.
8. Develop a philosophy that ensures sensitivity to all gender, ethnic, minority, multicultural and global issues.
Rubric Analysis of Dental Hygiene Portfolio
100% of students completing program met the minimum benchmark of 75% LCCC Benchmark level of 75% No intervention needed at this time.

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