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Mission, Goals, Outcomes

Mission statement:

The mission of the Malcolm X Dental Hygiene Program is to educate students to provide comprehensive dental hygiene care to diverse populations, utilizing critical thinking and evidenced-based decision making.     

Program Goals

  • ​Provide educational experiences that prepare graduates to be licensed entry -level dental hygienists.
  • Introduce students to community service opportunities so that they will become socially responsible
  • Prepare students to deliver comprehensive dental hygiene care to diverse patient populations in a variety of setting
  • Prepare graduates who will uphold ethical principles in the provision of dental hygiene care.
  • Provide students with an educational foundation that will enable them to continue their academic and/or professional development.

Program Competencies

  • ​​​​Integrate aspects of dental sciences into the provision of evidenced-based patient centered care.
  • Demonstrate entry level skills necessary for the dental hygiene process of care:  assessment, planning implementation evaluation and documentation
  • State a personal philosophy of social responsibility through varied clinical experiences
  • Discuss a personal philosophy of professional responsibility based on legal and ethical decision making.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to provide care to diverse populations
  • Critically self-evaluate and implement corrective action to prepare for life-long learning
  • Apply principles of evidenced-based research to the provision of dental hygiene care.
  • Participate in community outreach as an oral healthcare professional.​