DEN 212 - Community Dentistry I
This course will provide the student with knowledge regarding the foundation of community dentistry and its role in society. Students will explore the primary fields involved in assessing and improving the public's dental health, including epidemiology and biostatistics. In addition, students will gain experience in evaluating scholarly dental literature. One class hour.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous semesters DEN courses with a grade of C or better.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe public health.
2. Define public health and community dentistry (dental public health).
3. Distinguish between public dental health and private dental care.
4. Define the parameters of dental research.
5. Critically evaluate published dental literature.
6. Locate dental journal articles through World Wide Web Access.
7. Describe dental indices and their use in dental public health.
8. Identify current epidemiologic and biostatistical concepts.
Course Offered Fall only