DH115 :  Professionalism and Cultural Competency

This is an introductory course in professionalism and cultural competency for first year dental hygiene students. The role of the dental hygienist as a healthcare provider and the relationship of the clinician to various diverse patient populations are explored. Development of professional traits and sensitivity to cultural differences are emphasized. Other topics include the accreditation process for dental hygiene education and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program.
Credit Hours: 1
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