Sep 30, 2022
DHE 209 - Ethics and Practice Management 1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods
Application of ethical theories and ethical principles in the practice of dental hygiene. Includes the business of dentistry, dental hygiene career opportunities, ethics, and jurisprudence.
Prerequisite(s): DHE 119 , DHE 120 , DHE 122 , DHE 132 , DHE 132LB , DHE 150 , DHE 150LB , and DHE 150LC
Corequisite(s): DHE 208LC , DHE 208 , DHE 212 , DHE 250 , DHE 250LC
Information: Students must be admitted to the PCC Dental Hygiene program and obtain consent of the Dental Hygiene department before enrolling in this course.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Describe the core values found in the Code of Ethics of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and explain the terms used in ethical principles.
- Identify and discuss ethical principles and ethical theories and their application to the practice of dental hygiene and within the workplace.
- Discuss and apply basic concepts of business management, social issues identification that can affect the dental hygienist in an employment environment.
- Identify and discuss ethical theories and principles and their application to dental hygiene practice.
- Differentiate between social philosophy theories and their role in dental hygiene patient care.
- Describe principle components of criminal, civil and tort law.
- Discuss social issues within workplace legislation and how they can affect your employment environment.
- Apply basic concepts of business management to the dental or dental hygiene component of a practice.
- Demonstrate ability to effectively schedule dental hygiene procedures in a dental office.
- Critique current time management and periodontal maintenance systems that may be used in dentistry.
- Identify criteria for informed consent.
- Identify different employment opportunities for dental hygienists.
- Prepare a resume and cover letter for future employment.
- Discuss economic considerations for a profitable practice, including production, collection, and office overhead.
- Explain the contributions of the dental hygienist to the dental office team.
- Develop a mission statement and goals for the dental hygiene component of a dental practice.
- Determine the productivity of the dental hygiene component of a dental practice.
- List and define the elements necessary for a complete case presentation.
- Define the term “marketing” as it relates to the dental practice.
- Discuss marketing strategies for practice promotion and elements of a practice that enhance client satisfaction.
- Express the importance of a periodontal maintenance system.
- Evaluate the different types of periodontal maintenance systems.
- Design an inventory control system for dental hygiene supplies.
- Differentiate insurance codes and nomenclature used for dental hygiene services.
- Design an employment contract, including elements of setting job descriptions, compensation, terms of employment evaluation, and termination procedures.
- Evaluate job performance, including expectations and techniques necessary for changing performance.
- Write an employment resume and cover letter.
- Access the Internet via the World Wide Web for researching dental and dental hygiene related topics.
- The Business of Dentistry
- Patient and time management – appointment scheduling
- Dental insurance and bookkeeping systems
- Marketing plan
- Patient recall systems
- Employment contract
- Ethics and jurisprudence
- Dental Hygiene Career Opportunities
- Searching for employment
- Marketing your skills
- Resume/cover letter
- Job interviews
- Ethical principles and core values
- Ethical theories
- Social philosophy
- Ethical decision making in dental hygiene practice
- Criminal, civil, and tort law
- Contract law
- State Dental Practice Act
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