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Western Kentucky University

Program of Dental Hygiene Goals

Goal #1

Provide an academic atmosphere conducive to the development of a high degree of scientific knowledge and clinical skill.

Goal #2 

Prepare dental hygienists who have a strong theoretical base in the basic and psychosocial sciences, and dental hygiene science.

Goal #3 

Prepare individuals who are capable of meeting the needs of society, dentistry, and dental hygiene now and in the future.

Goal #4 

Prepare dental hygienists who are literate, capable of problem-solving, decision making, and motivated to be life-long learners.

Goal #5 

Prepare dental hygienists who possess the reasoning, judgment, and leadership skills necessary to identify problems, develop solutions to problems, implement these solutions, and evaluate the effectiveness of these solutions.

Goal #6 

Prepare dental hygienists who can function in the increasingly complex, interdisciplinary health care system and who are able to meet the dental hygiene care needs of the elderly, culturally diverse, disadvantaged, and physically challenged.

Goal #7 

Prepare dental hygienists who possess the moral and ethical values requisite for the effective performance of responsibilities within dental hygiene, dentistry, and society.

Goal #8 

Prepare dental hygienists who are committed to contributing actively to the betterment of the profession through professional involvement and continued education.

These goals flow from the core principles of teaching, patient care, research, and service.

 

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 Last Modified 9/24/14