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* 1. Name

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* 2. Date

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* 3. What term is this?

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* 5. Are you actively working as a Registered Dental Hygienist?

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* 6. If the answer above is "no", are you actively seeking employment to work as a Registered Dental Hygienist?

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* 7. If you are currently working, but not as a Registered Dental Hygienist, is your job related to your program of study?

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* 8. Where is your current place of employment?

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* 9. Are you currently a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA)?

Do you feel that the following Lake Land College Dental Hygiene Program Goals helped you succeed as a working Registered Dental Hygienist?

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* 10. Patient Care - Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program will be prepared to perform competent, safe dental hygiene care.

a)       Manage the oral health care of the infant, child, adolescent, and adult, as well as the unique needs of women, geriatric, and special needs
b)       Select, obtain, and interpret diagnostic images for the individual patient.
c)       Recognize the manifestation of systemic disease and how the disease and its management may affect the delivery of dental care. 
d)       Formulate a comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, and/or referral plan for the management of patients. 
e)       Utilize universal infection control guidelines for all clinical procedures. 
f)        To provide health care agencies with dental hygienists who are caring independent thinkers, and possess the clinical reasoning skills needed to practice with excellence in the communities in which they serve.

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* 11. Practice Management and Informatics - Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program will be prepared to be employed in a variety of settings.

a)       Evaluate and apply contemporary and emerging information including clinical and practice management technology and resources.
b)       Evaluate and manage current models of oral health care management and delivery.
c)       Apply principles of risk management including informed consent and appropriate record keeping in patient care.
d)       Demonstrate effective business, financial management, and human resources skills. 
e)       Apply quality assurance, assessment, and implement concepts.
f)        To prepare dental hygiene graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to pass the Clinical and National exams and enter the workforce as a productive member of the dental hygiene profession.

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* 12. Critical Thinking - Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills.

a)       Evaluate and integrate emerging trends in health care as appropriate.
b)       Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 
c)       Evaluate and integrate best research outcomes with clinical expertise and patient values for evidence-based practice. 

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* 13. Communication and Interpersonal Skills - Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program will demonstrate effective communication.

a)       Apply appropriate interpersonal and communication skills.
b)       Apply psychosocial and behavioral principles in patient-centered health care.
c)       Communicate effectively with individuals from diverse populations.

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* 14. Professionalism - Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program will be able to function within the profession’s legal and ethical standards.

a)       Apply ethical and legal standards in the provision of dental care.
b)       Practice within one’s scope of competence, and consult with or refer to professional colleagues when indicated. 
c)       Comply with local, state, and federal regulations including OSHA and HIPAA.

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* 15. Health Promotion - Graduates of the Dental Hygiene Program will be able to advance the Dental Hygiene profession through service activities and professional associations.

a)       Provide prevention, intervention, and educational strategies
b)       Participate with dental team members and other health care professionals in the management and health promotion for all patients.
c)      Recognize and appreciate the need to contribute to the improvement of oral health beyond those served in traditional practices. 
d)       To provide graduates opportunities to advance dental hygiene knowledge through a variety of agreements or any other higher educational degree.

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